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ANU Burma fracas – the studied bite back

That researcher Ashley South is upset his report received a strongly worded response from the Karen National Union (The Nation 22/08/11 and Campus Review 31/10/11) indicates both his naivety as a public writer and his arrogance. South cites two articles opposing his and another ‘Burma expert’s’ research, as proof that they are on the receiving end of something sinister. He claims the articles, “represent a ugly development…in a campaign to suppress alternative views regarding Burma” and stifle ‘freedom of expression’.

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