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Sliver Of Light In Myanmar For Easing Oppression?

A slight ray of hope for the people of Burma might be seen in the announcement by the military junta which controls the nation that it would be willing to meet with foreign diplomats and UN officials at his newly constructed capitol located in a remote region of Myanmar. For the first time since 2003, it agreed to meet with the UN’s human rights envoy to Myanmar, Paulo Pinheiro as well as his colleague, UN Envoy Gambari. It is difficult to ascertain the implication of these invitations. On a hopeful note, restrictions are being eased on Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace winner who has been under house arrest for over a decade. It is too early to determine if these moves suggest a desire to lessen the oppression currently being experienced by the people of Burma.