Just when you thought people couldn't get more stupid.... I can understand the store clerk being suspicious of an unfamiliar denomination, but surely the police should be able to recognise the currency of their own country?
The BBC has started a series of articles about life in Burma
I was only in Burma for a short time, but I quickly found out how uncomfortable it is to be under surveillance
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has spent most of the past two decades under house arrest. She has been in 'protective custody' continuously since 2003
Aung San Suu Kyi was elected as leader of Burma, but the military junta has refused to recognise the result.
In an unrelated move, the junta has relocated the capital in the last few weeks. Speculation is that they're worried about a US attack, but this makes no sense to me, as the US could equally well attack a new location. A cynic might say that the chances of Bush looking at Burma is small.... they don't have oil, do they?
See also: The Free Burma coalition, the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's pages and this article on prospects for Burma, Internet Censorship in Burma (which makes the great firewall of China look positively permissive)