Monday, February 16, 2004
Saddened and dismayed I read that last week the Irish Government formally recognised the military regime in Rangoon, Burmah. The Government has justified this by stating that recognition would "contribute more directly to promoting the process of democratisation and national reconciliation in Mynanmar/Burmah" (Irish Times). Burmah Action Ireland are rightly not too pleased and have stated recognition would only legitimise the military government of Burmah.
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