Go BurmaMyanmar Go
"Burma's hostile attitude to the Irrawaddy Delta cyclone Nargis ravaged populations has shock led many to accusations that range from homophobia to barbarity. Now many recognize that the efforts to isolated and outlaw Burma over the past 20 years have been a catastrophic failing, because the Myanmar nation has been suffering, not the general.
"Conceiving that all the tourist cash is going into the generals' pocket can get out of control. In fact, Thailand makes what Burma makes from tourist activities in a full year in just four working day. Five million humans. "It' not possible to go to Burma without financing the Burmese army rule.
These tour leaders are the only ones who are permitted to talk to visitors, and the government tells them what they should say to other people. I have never experienced the benefits of travel as a Myanmar national. In 1996 the government proclaimed 1996 "Visit Myanmar Year", but in the same year there were several students' demonstrations at Rangoon University and the campuses were shut down for several years.
"The tourist sector is helping to finance the oppressing regimes. three-fourths of the world' s inhabitants are peasants, and these do not benefit from it. "It was the government that identifies and promotes the tourist sector as a currency and not as a means of creating job opportunities for the world. Cover stories in state papers speak of the importance of Burma's tourist sector, but they only refer to currency, not regular people's work.
As well as financing the government, the touristic institutions were also set up by means of hard labor. Common Myanmar refugees were evicted from their houses to clear up for tourists. "It is our goal in the publication of this guideline to give travelers impartial information so that they can make sound choices about whether or not to be there.
It is the choice of making and leaving for themselves, whether we have made a leader or not. "In the first section of the guidebook, the topics are presented in an objective manner, starting with the question'Should You Go? It contains the opinions of Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burma Campaign UK, detailing the militant sites, shows how the regimes benefits from travelers, and, for those who choose to go, information that allows travelers to maximize their assistance to the locals and minimize the prospects of spending funds on the army regimes.