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Myanmar August 2012

I came back to Burma/Myanmar six months after my last visit in February. This time, I was to spend two weeks to observe the reforms. I ended up participating in them. Aung San Suu Kyi has joined the parliament. Trouble is brewing in the Rakhine state. People carry on with their lives even though reform is yet to benefit them.Credit cards are still not used, nor is there an ATM that can give foreign money. But there is always hope. How often does an academic get a front seat to watch a country in transition?