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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.
Some pointed to the hard-line advice given by Chinese premier Li Peng during his threeday official visit in late December 1994; others looked to internal SLORC politics and the fear that, once engaged on the path of dialogue, the junta thought they might be on a slippery slope towards official recognition of the democratic opposition; still others that pressure had been put on Khin Nyunt himself for fear that ongoing dialogue with the NLD leader might strengthen his own position within the ruling Council.
P. 34 cites the slightly lower figure of 152 per cent for 1992, but warns that projections indicate it could climb to 200 per cent by 1996. 3 (May-June 1996), p. 37. E. Harvey, History of Burma (London: Longman, 1925), pp. 360-1. There is an interesting parallel here with New Order Indonesia, where, confronted by Western critics of its July 1976 annexation of the former Portuguese colony of East Timor, government spokesmen in Jakarta had taken to referring to the problem as a 'regional question' (unsur kedaerahan), rather than one of national self-determination; see Carey and Carter Bentley (eds), East Timor at the Crossroads, p.