Monday, March 10, 2008

Myanmar facts

Ranked as one of Asia's most promising economies in the 1950s, it is now one of the region's poorest nations, due mainly to decades of disastrous socialist central planning by the military government.
More facts and plenty of stories -- including my own live reports -- relating to the Burma crisis are accessible from this page.
* From "Five facts about Southeast Asia's troubled Myanmar" (Reuter's)

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