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Regarding the two May 16 wire service articles “West slams Myanmar on Suu Kyi” and “U.S. ‘fool’ at center of furor”: The recent actions of the military junta of Myanmar are disgusting and despicable, and the statement by the Japanese foreign minister is too perfunctory.

A quixotic American (John William Yettaw) who swam across the lake to enter the house of Aung San Suu Kyi caused the current trouble. Had this “Rambo” descended instead on the new capital of Myanmar, where the brutal generals reside, the overwhelming majority of the 60 million people in Myanmar would have been happier. I am a Burmese residing in Japan.

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