It’s Burma again

A small but symbolically important decision from the Government:

The Government is to change its position on Myanmar and return to calling it .

The Asian nation was known as Burma until 1989 when the military government changed it to Myanmar.

The Government has accepted a recommendation from Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully to use Burma. Mr McCully said the change signalled that New Zealand refused to recognise the legitimacy of the military regime.

A very good call.

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