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Burma Journal Publishes Aung San Suu Kyi Commentary

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Burma-based political journal has translated and published a Japanese news column authored by Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in a move that follows years of censorship by the authoritarian Burmese government. This week’s edition of Rangoon’s New Era political journal published the uncensored Aung San Suu Kyi commentary that first appeared in […]

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UN Burma Report Sees Opportunities, Calls For Action

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.N. secretary general says this year’s change of government in Burma has created opportunities for a more inclusive national discourse in the country, but adds that it is too early to say whether real change is occurring. In a report to the United Nations General Assembly this week, Ban Ki-moon says last November’s elections, […]

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US Envoy To Make First Trip to Burma

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says the new U.S. special envoy to Burma is making his first trip to the Asian country since he was appointed last month. The U.S. State Department says Derek Mitchell leaves for Burma on Wednesday. It says he will meet with government officials while in Burma as well as members of political […]

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Burmese Government Establishes Human Rights Commission

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state media say the government has established a national human rights commission. In a brief announcement Tuesday, the official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the 15-member commission will be charged with promoting and safeguarding fundamental rights of citizens under the country’s 2008 constitution. The panel consists of diplomats, academics and former government officials, […]

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Burmese Government Establishes Rights Commission

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state media say the government has established a national human rights commission. In a brief announcement Tuesday, the official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the 15-member commission will be charged with promoting and safeguarding fundamental rights of citizens under the country’s 2008 constitution. The panel is made up of diplomats, academics and former […]

Burmese Government Establishes Human Rights Commission

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state media say the government has established its first national human rights commission. In a brief announcement Tuesday, the official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the 15-member commission will be charged with promoting and safeguarding fundamental rights of citizens under the country’s 2008 constitution. The panel is made up of diplomats, academics and […]

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Burmese Government Establishes First Human Rights Commission

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burma’s state media say the government has established its first national human rights commission. In a brief announcement Tuesday, the official New Light of Myanmar newspaper said the 15-member commission will be charged with promoting and safeguarding fundamental rights of citizens under the country’s 2008 constitution. The panel is made up of diplomats, academics and […]

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WikiLeaks Cable Describes North Korea-Burma Arms Trade

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable says Burma shipped thousands of tons of rice to North Korea in exchange for arms. The cable was sent in July 2009 from the U.S. embassy in Rangoon and just released by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. It says Burma shipped about 20,000 tons of rice to North Korea through the […]

UN Burma Envoy Meets Ex-Prisoners, Opposition Leaders

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations special envoy Tomas Quintana met Thursday in Burma with leaders of ethnic opposition parties and former political prisoners, as he wrapped up a four-day tour of the country that included a private meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Quintana, in a statement, said he welcomes several initiatives by the new, nominally […]

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UN Burma Envoy Meets Ex-Prisoners, Opposition Leaders

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations special envoy Tomas Quintana met Thursday in Burma with leaders of ethnic opposition parties and former political prisoners, as he wrapped up a four-day tour of the country that included a private meeting with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Quintana said he met with leaders of several opposition parties, including the National […]

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