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Newsweek: Burma - Portrait of a Lad

Subject: Newsweek: Burma - Portrait of a Lady

Burma's ruling military junta sees conspiracies everywhere - even in its own 
currency.  The dictatorship recently stopped circulating a one-kyat bill <worth 
less than a penny> featuring a portrait of Burmese independence hero Aung San.  
Their objection: when held to the light, the note's watermark shows a feminine 
Aung who looks suspiciously like his daughter, opposition leader Aung San Suu 
Kyi.  Protesters have dubbed the bill "the democracy note" and have begun 
waving it at anti-government rallies.  Says one Western diplomat stationed in 
Rangoon, "The bill has little monetary value, but it's become a collector's 
item."  The one-kyat isn't funny money to the junta.  They've redesigned the 
currency and are rumored to have jailed the original note's engraver.