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« on: September 22, 2017, 04:22:56 pm »
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Kem Sokha, of the right-wing liberal party CNRP, was arrested at his home recently. The CNRP had a very good local election in June, so it looks like the regime is flexing its muscles and cracking down on the press, activists etc. while panicking enough to promise minimum wage hikes and social spending. Might be interesting to monitor.
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 05:11:59 pm »
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Between this, the horrid genocide in Myanmar, and the military coup in Siam, I have to say that Indochina is doing well.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 09:20:50 am »
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Between this, the horrid genocide in Myanmar, and the military coup in Siam, I have to say that Indochina is doing well.
This is odd considering five words before you used the right name for Myanmar. Thailand is known as "Thai" in the Thai language, so it's not like Siam is closer to the Thai people's pronounciation.

Bizarre.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 04:31:51 pm »
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Between this, the horrid genocide in Myanmar, and the military coup in Siam, I have to say that Indochina is doing well.
This is odd considering five words before you used the right name for Myanmar. Thailand is known as "Thai" in the Thai language, so it's not like Siam is closer to the Thai people's pronounciation.

Bizarre.

I'm sorry - I read up on historical geography before I read up on modern geography. I still catch myself saying Burma sometimes.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 06:11:14 pm »
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Between this, the horrid genocide in Myanmar, and the military coup in Siam, I have to say that Indochina is doing well.
This is odd considering five words before you used the right name for Myanmar. Thailand is known as "Thai" in the Thai language, so it's not like Siam is closer to the Thai people's pronounciation.

Bizarre.

I'm sorry - I read up on historical geography before I read up on modern geography. I still catch myself saying Burma sometimes.

Which is the proper name for the country. Myanmar is what the military regime renamed it to and its still not a proper democracy, so we shouldn't use their name.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 06:13:35 pm »

Between this, the horrid genocide in Myanmar, and the military coup in Siam, I have to say that Indochina is doing well.
This is odd considering five words before you used the right name for Myanmar. Thailand is known as "Thai" in the Thai language, so it's not like Siam is closer to the Thai people's pronounciation.

Bizarre.

I'm sorry - I read up on historical geography before I read up on modern geography. I still catch myself saying Burma sometimes.

Which is the proper name for the country. Myanmar is what the military regime renamed it to and its still not a proper democracy, so we shouldn't use their name.

I myself been using "Burma".
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