LETTER : No to Burma

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For months the Independent on Sunday has been informing us of the situation in Myanmar/Burma - the brutal repression and torture of its citizens by the military rulers and the forced labour involved in the construction of a new tourism infrastructure.

These are all compelling reasons for not supporting the Myanmar rulers' attempts to attract international tourist revenue. This is why I was horrified to see a full-page colour advertisement in the Sunday Review for Noble Caledonia Ltd, advertising a cruise on the Irrawaddy river. Naturally it failed to mention that this new travel opportunity is underpinned by the pain and suffering of thousands of ordinary Burmese people.

G Dunne

Naas, Co Kildare