The race is on for Burma’s resources

The race is on for Burma’s resources


Profile writers habitually compare Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela for obvious reasons. Both have displayed immense bravery; both have endured many years of incarceration at the behest of brutal regimes; both are articulate and photogenic.

I fear that it will soon be possible to draw another parallel. Following his release, Mandela and his comrades were persuaded to turn South Africa into a dreamland for global corporations. The ANC proved so “generous” in allowing foreign...


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