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All Posts Tagged With: "Michael Lwin"

A night on the town with Burmese karaoke girls

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A night on the town with Burmese karaoke girls

Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, who recently returned from Myanmar, writes about the urban Burmese social scene. He describes Yangoon's "karaoke girls"-- young women from poor families who make a living offering affectionate company for the evening.

Posted: January 26, 2010 16:50   Comments: 6
Burmese people suffer brunt of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar

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Burmese people suffer brunt of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar

In recent months, U.S. policy on the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar has been shifting toward greater engagement. Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, who recently returned from Myanmar and is of Burmese descent, argues that ineffective U.S. sanctions have mainly caused suffering for the Burmese people.

Posted: December 17, 2009 15:03   Comments: 18
Myanmar looks toward 2010 elections for political options

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Myanmar looks toward 2010 elections for political options

Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, who recently returned from a trip to Yangon and Naypyidaw, writes about how Myanmar is preparing for elections next year in accordance with its new constitution. Myanmar's ruling junta has placed strict limits on the elections, but they may offer a chance for limited civilian participation.

Posted: December 8, 2009 11:07   Comments: 6
Outsiders wonder why Myanmar built brand new capital

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Outsiders wonder why Myanmar built brand new capital

Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, a research fellow at Georgetown University, recently traveled to Myanmar to research Burmese law, culture and religion. He writes about his experiences in Naypyidaw. Five years ago the Burmese military junta decided to move Myanmar’s capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw, meaning "city of kings."

Posted: November 30, 2009 16:03   Comments: 7

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