10 October 2007

Burma: don't rule out sanctions

If UN envoy Ibrahim Gambari is to have any influence, he must be backed by the possibility of economic sanctions. Asean must not shirk its responsibility in helping to make this threat meaningful. Full essay.


Anonymous said...

singapore may have little persuasive power over burmese government, but it is not powerless either because of its investment and commerce, including providing health care for the aging leaders; I doubt anyone would be able to change the generals' minds by threatening to withdraw these, but the reverse could happen: if conditions get so bad that investment and commerce would be unprofitable, then they will cease; change might occur afterwards as a matter of desperation


family man said...

I read Martyn See's blog - apparently if you are white and female, you can protest along waterloos street :)

welcome back, sir