Marking Time in Thailand

Marking Time in Thailand - Washington Post, October 2, 2007
...Kraisak Choonhavan, a Thai senator until last year's military coup d'etat, said Thais cringe when they hear Western leaders say Burma's repressive military government previously had not generated high-level attention because it did not create a security problem beyond its borders. Viewed from Thailand, he said, Burma's junta, in power for more than 40 years, and the recurring explosions of violence it has engendered are clearly risks because of the number of people fleeing here for safety.
"For us, it is indeed a security problem," he said...
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