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Can We Trust Myanmar? Ask the Kachin as They Die

April 5 (Bloomberg) -- Myanmar’s parliamentary election, in which Aung San Suu Kyi and other members of her National League for Democracy party won seats, has led to a renewed push among Western nations to relax sanctions against the regime.

That would be a serious mistake. The election, involving a relative handful of seats in a powerless Parliament, was little more than a bone thrown by the Burmese government to the opposition and the international community. It was also a distraction, allowing the regime to continue business as usual across the country.