Burmese daze

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Foreign investment in Burma surged to over $64 million during the first quarter of the financial year 2000/1, more than double the level during the same period in the previous year. The increase is attributed largely to the oil and gas sector; South Korea, Canada and Malaysia are the main investors. Meanwhile UN special human-rights rapporteur on Burma, Rajsoomer Lallah, has resigned after four years in post, saying he is disappointed at the lack of progress. His predecessor had also resigned citing similar reasons.

*Burma Issues* vol 10 no 4

New Internationalist issue 333 magazine cover This article is from the April 2001 issue of New Internationalist.
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