Should we go to Myanmar
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Mar 21, 2012 1:56 AM Last Post By: montyman
Mar 19, 2012 4:14 AM
Should we go to Myanmarso I am convinced i want to go and visit this beautiful looking country however the girlfriend is not quite convinced that it would be ethical to travel there. Ive looked on google for information to try and convince her otherwise. Can anyone point to some recent articles giving a good account of travel in this country?
Mar 19, 2012 6:09 AM
1I have been travelling since 2001 to Myanmar and was blasted by Burma campaigns ceo at the time who said in a BBC fastrack interview 2003 that no one should go to Burma yet he himself had indeed visited but then he was exempt from his own organisations blockade
The elections last year were a fraud and fixed as the road to democracy, since then Aung San Suu Kyi has done a deal with the generals which will most probably see her as a nominal head of state to satisfy the "Plebs" and allow the generals some who are sick and old now to retire gracefully with their ill gooten abuse of the countries assets.
However Go even as I did when at the time we improved the lives of those in tourist areas and also they felt safer knowing the govt /Tatmadaw would leave them alone.
so go and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of these beautiful people who have put up with so much from a despotic govt.
click here for FAQ73 and have a great time
also for backgroud maybe these postings will help.
Myanmar the golden land
all that glitters not gold
Mar 19, 2012 7:15 AM
2I have been but I dont think things are better now than a few years ago, the election was a shame, there are still wars going on in the north. Is it ethical to travel there probably not, but then dont go to Laos or China either.
Mar 19, 2012 8:15 AM
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Mar 19, 2012 11:02 AM
7When it comes to human rights issues then every country in Sth East Asia is tarred with the same brush, Tachsin of Thailand wasn't called TOXIN for nothing, then there are Thailands own human rights infringements next year many ethnic minorites born in Thailand will be refused citizenship and also then mistreatment of muslims in the South and repatriation of Hmong to Laos and that govts quietly dispatching them to where ?
Then Laos and vietnams human rights infringements and China& Korea goes without saying.ts =
Singapore is praised by Rupert Murdoch as his ideal of democracy and knowing his propaganda rags there and CB Fox you understand why lol
If it's human rights issues that prevented you going in the past then you can go nowhere in Sth East Asia.
Go See report back and enjoy, don't let anyones propaganda stop you going anywwhere. Theres always a side you havent seen. I loved Iran but if you listened to CNN's coverage you'd support Israels threat to Nuke them out of existence.
GO ENJOY and leave the objections to the objectionable with their own political agenda in Burma
Mar 19, 2012 11:24 AM
Mar 20, 2012 2:20 AM
9Thanks a lot guys
As for do i think it's better now than before - im really finding that difficult to answer. It seems they are making steps in the right direction however i suppose it would be foolish to think that the new "democracy" isnt just a front set up to try and placate the West. But i dont want to talk out of turn here - my knowledge of detail is limited.
We are aiming to go in early 2013. I think her main concern is funding the Generals however i understand with a bit of planning you can minimise how much you are filling their pockets
Mar 20, 2012 5:50 AM
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