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Can’t say I disagree

By Tue, Nov 23, 2010 5:28AM UTC

Damn, this guy in The Australian makes some good points.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s younger son approved visa to visit his mother

By Mon, Nov 22, 2010 11:30PM UTC

  Zin Linn   Kim Aris, 33, the second son of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been granted a visa to visit his mother, officials said Monday (22 Nov.). Kim applied for a visa at Burma or Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on November 8, the day after

Would autonomy satisfy insurgents in Thailand’s Deep South?

By Mon, Nov 22, 2010 8:17PM UTC

BP has previously blogged about the idea of autonomy for the Deep South when Chavalit raised the issue here, the idea of a referendum here, on a op-ed by Atiya here in the Bangkok Post,  another op-ed by Veera in the Bangkok Post here, an op-ed by Chandler Vandergrift in the

France’s sub scandal resurfaces

By Mon, Nov 22, 2010 7:36PM UTC

By Gavin M. Greenwood and John Berthelsen, Asia Sentinel Questions over the sale of French-built Scorpène submarines to militaries across the world may finally ensnare some of France’s highest-ranking leaders.  They include former French President Jacques Chirac, former Prime Ministers Dominique de Villipin and Edouard Balladur and the country’s current

US: NKorea’s nuke claim provocative

By Mon, Nov 22, 2010 5:52PM UTC

The U.S. special envoy for North Korea said Monday that Pyongyang’s claim of a new uranium enrichment facility is provocative and disappointing but not a crisis or a surprise. Washington, he vowed, will keep working closely with its regional partners in response. Stephen Bosworth’s comments, following a meeting with South