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Aung San Suu Kyi's upcoming visit to the ASEAN conference in Sydney this weekend raises important questions about Australia's relationship with Myanmar. Crikey investigates why.
In times of national crisis, Myanmar’s martial tradition of dissembling and deceit, often breathtaking in its audacity, stretches back to the army’s earliest forays into national politics.
Suu Kyi's deeply disappointing response to plight of the Rohingya has captured the bulk of international attention, while many more of those accountable go unscrutinised, argues freelance writer and journalism tutor James Rose.
When Myanmar was a pariah state, many people boycotted it so as to not further line the pockets of the generals and their cronies who controlled the economy. Myanmar's return to committing obscene human rights abuses means we should reinstate this position.
Myanmar's Rohingya people have long been considered the most persecuted in the world and despite hopes for change with new political leadership it seems the same cruel story is set to play out yet again.
As Melbourne University renames the Richard Berry Building on account of eugenics, it's time to ask: should we expect those who lend their names to things to remain of unimpeachable moral character?
Despite Aung San Suu Kyi's election win, little has changed in Myanmar. For many of the country's minority groups, the situation has only gotten worse.
But she will still wield enormous influence.