I didn’t learn anything I didn’t already know by watching Burma VJ (which can be viewed on YouTube). But witnessing, even second-hand, the police brutality of a repressive military dictatorship regime is eye opening – and heart wrenching too, of course. The Burmese people are aching to be free.
in a 50/50 joint venture with Burma’s ruling junta [and] operates the biggest foreign mining venture in Burma.
It appears our former Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, was appointed only just last month as “senior international adviser to the company”. I hope his advice is beneficial to the Burmese people.