Thursday, November 01, 2007

Bangkok Post: In the Burma bullseye

Source: Bangkok Post

US lawmakers are considering a widely supported new bid to punish the Burmese military rulers by banning gems and timber, most of which are exported to Thailand.

The bill would tighten sanctions by imposing a travel ban on top generals and associates and outlaw the import into the United States of gems and timber from Burma.

It would create a new position of special representative and policy coordinator for Burma, tasked with working with European and Southeast Asian powers on humanitarian relief and international sanctions.

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