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22 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. Introduction Karen National Union, Report the Facts. The Yadana Gas Pipeline Construction in Tavoy District. Tenasserim Division (Mergui/Tavoy: KNU, 1996). See also below, Chapter 4, n. 46. Nussara Sawatsang and Saritdet Marukatat, 'Unstable Burma is Worthless to ASEAN Says Suu Kyi', Bangkok Post, 11 July 1996. S. Jayasankaran, 'Seeing Red: Lobby Groups Protest over Burmese Visit', FEER, 29 August 1996, p. 18. Gordon Fairclough, 'Good Connections: Firms Linked to Junta Draw Lion's Share of Business', FEER, 15 August 1996, p.

Lieberman, Burmese Administrative Cycles: Anarchy and Conquest, c. 1580-1760 (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1984), index under: 'ahmu-dans' and 'service system'. Robert Taylor, personal communication, 26 May 1996. See further John McBeth and Bertil Lintner, 'Model State: Burma's Generals Want Indonesian-style Polities', FEER, 17 August 1995, p. 27. 12 (30 June 1996), p. 17. Bertil Lintner, Outrage: Burma's Struggle for Democracy (Bangkok: White Lotus, 1990), pp. 67-8. On the dismissal of administrative personnel, see below Chapter 6, p.

16. 17. 18. 19. 21 junta was planning to fund a 60 per cent pay rise for civil servants on 1 August 1996 by printing more money, see FEER, 4 July 1996, p. 12; FEER, 25 July 1996, p. 12; and FEER, 15 August 1996, p. 64. 3 (May-June 1996), p. 00 exchange rate for June 1996. Although the government only admits to a year on inflation rate of 20-30 per cent (based on the official consumer price index), real rates of inflation are currently 35-45 per cent, the highest in Southeast Asia, see EIU, 'Country Report: Myanmar (Burma)', 1st Quarter 1996, pp.

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