While in Myanmar, Webb became the first top-level American politician to meet with the leader of the ruling junta, Than Shwe.
Sharp first published his manual to resistance, which teaches 198 methods of nonviolent action, in Myanmar.
People in Myanmar will welcome, cheer Hillary Clinton because for a time in history they have never seen a secretary of state.
an old name for a part of Burma and a word for the country in native speech, officially chosen by military rulers of Burma in 1989. Reasons given include casting off a relic of colonialism, or downplaying of the connection to the Burman ethnic majority.
It should be pointed out that this renaming has virtually no impact on Burmese citizens speaking in Burmese, who continue to refer to both Myanma as well as Bama (this not unlike formal reference in the English language to 'The Netherlands' while informally using 'Holland'). [Gustaaf Houtman, "Mental Culture in Burmese Crisis Politics," 1999]
The official name for Burma since 1989.