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Rudyard to Comprehend

Old Boris, whose gaffes are bizarre,/ Thought Kipling the thing for Myanmar,/ Reciting a poem/ Intended to show ’em/ The empire was better by far./// https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/30/boris-johnson-caught-on-camera-reciting-kipling-in-myanmar-temple Old Boris whose gaffes are bizarreThought Kipling the thing for Myanmar,Reciting a poemIntended to … Continue reading

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Ignoble Laureate

The laureate Aung San Suu Kyi/ Who wanted Myanmar to be free/ Now watches in silence/ As state-sponsored violence/ Compels the Rohingya to flee./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/08/desmond-tutu-condemns-aung-san-suu-kyi-price-of-your-silence-is-too-steep The laureate Aung San Suu KyiWho wanted Myanmar to be freeNow watches in silenceAs state-approved … Continue reading

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Generals’ Election

“I won”, declared Aung San Suu Kyi,/ “Cos everyone voted for me./ Your average punter/ Rejected the junta”./ Let’s see if the generals agree./// http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/09/myanmar-election-result-military-aung-san-suu-kyi-govern-analysis "I won", declared Aung San Suu Kyi, "For everyone voted for me. Your average punter Rejected the junta". Let's … Continue reading

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s Long Wait to be Free

There was a brave woman from Burma/ More quiet than many, but firmer/ She waited a spell/ But then got her Nobel/ Showing ASSK’s  a long-termer. /// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18471941

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese MP

Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Was elected at last as MP By voters in Burma Perhaps longer-term a Civilian leader-to-be. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17577620

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