D4B Debates - Panel Discussions on the coup in Burma

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D4B Debates - No 3 - Australia's Role in Burma: Past, Present & Future

Season 1, Ep. 3

This is the third of four D4B podcasts that make up the D4B Debates that will help you unpack the coup in Burma.


In this episode, the panel host Shane Brady engages three distinguished panellists in a discussion on Australia's role in Burma, the National Unity Government, sanctions, the Burmese military (the Tatmadaw), the ambitions of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and where the focus should be for Australia's foreign policy in regard to Burma /Myanmar.


The podcast format:


  • The discussion begins with a brief introduction of each of the panel members.
  • For each topic, panel members are asked to make a brief (5 mins) statement of their views.
  • These statements are followed up with further questions from panel host Shane Brady.


Podcast Host: Shane Brady - Co-Founder of Democracy for Burma campaign & International Humanitarian Specialist


Panellists include:


  1. Dr Tun Aung Shwe - Spokesperson for the CRPH/NUG Support Group (NSW)
  2. Dr Roger Lee Huang - Lecturer at Macquarie University and author of the book 'The Paradox of Myanmar's Regime Change'
  3. Nicholas Coppel CSI - Adjunct Associate Professor (Practice) at Monash University and former Australian Ambassador to Burma / Myanmar (2015-2018)


*** The podcast closes with an extra bonus audio clip taken from the recent Senate Estimates committee discussion between Senator Janet Rice and Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne on the topic of Australia's position and consideration given to imposing further targeted sanctions on Myanmar on the Tatmadaw. ***


Duration: Approx 1 hour 38 minutes


Democracy for Burma campaign information can be found here: www.democracyforburma.com.au


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