At The Sydney Morning Herald Mic Looby, who co-authored the 2001 Lonely Planet guide to Burma, has weighed into the ongoing debate about Burma sanctions. It is well worth reading in full. One of the key paragraphs launches a broad attack:
If a handful of Australian-based companies are guilty of indirectly supporting an oppressive military regime, where does that leave neighbouring human-rights abusers such as China and Thailand? Surely to narrow our sights on business links to Burma is to ignore China’s implicit support of the Burmese regime, and Thailand’s exploitation of Burmese refugees.