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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of editorial in English: "A victory for the Burmese junta", published by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 14 January
Russia and China's vetoes of a Security Council resolution explain the generals' intransigence
It is not hard to see why Burma's ruling junta has been maintaining its hard-headed attitude. Rangoon's perseverance against external pressure, especially from the United Nations Security Council, has finally paid off. The latest attempt by the council to pass a non-punitive resolution against Burma failed because of vetoes by Russia and China and also saw a negative vote from South Africa. …