Burmese daze

A friendly visit by our ambassador to a Myanmar junta minister less than a week after our China “big brother” goof leaves many scratching their heads. Did no one at our foreign ministry get the ‘what-not-to-do’ handbook?

Elsewhere in today’s newsletter, the pressure’s on for both Anwar Ibrahim and Zahid Hamidi; Malaysia plans to send a precious gift to Bosnia; and we learn that a “public” hearing isn’t always public.