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LA Times OC Edition 27 Sep 95

Date: Wed, 27 Sep 95 13:18:14 PDT
Subject: LA Times OC Edition 27 Sep 95

>From the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition, 27 September 1995, 
Page B2, Far Left Column:


Campus Scene

Costa Mesa

Movie Helps Cause of Myanmar Critic

For more than 30 years, U Kyaw Win has been an outspoken critic of the 
brutal political system in his native Burma.  But getting American 
policy-makers to listen was difficult--until he went to Hollywood.  Win 
took a leave of absence two years ago from his job as a counselor at 
Orange Coast College to work on "Beyond Rangoon," a film about the 
early days of the revolution in Burma, now called Myanmar.

Win said the movie, released last month, has been a windfall for groups 
that collect food and clothing for Burmese refugees and has drawn the 
attention to his cause. 

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced a bill in Congress that would 
restrict U.S. trade and investment with Myanmar.  The bill has been 
passed by the Senate and awaits action in the House of Representatives.

"If we can get this through," Win said, "that will be a big step."