Monday, April 7, 2008

Myanmar update

Ibrahim Agboola Gambari has a rich background on military interregnums. Having served as a Minister under a despotic regime in Nigeria, the United Nations Secretary General has no scruples in appointing him the Special Envoy to the country when the military bore their fags there, for the umpteenth time last September. But three visits on and the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs has not been able to break the ice. The monks are still rebellious, political prisoners like, just as Suu Kyi, has not been granted reprieve. At the last visit, the junta was more adamant. But before you write him off, the Professor of Political Science says all hope should not be lost yet in this interview.

They mean to say that the military crushed the opposition. Check out the interview here. I wish the UN luck in its ambition for Myanmar.

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