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Democracy Leader to Meet Burma President

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese government official says democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Friday with President Thein Sein in the administrative capital Naypyidaw. It will be the first meeting between the Nobel peace laureate and Burma’s first civilian president. Anonymous government officials did not say what the two would discuss. In March, Burma’s military regime […]

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US Welcomes Burmese Moves as Exiles Are Invited Home

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says it is encouraged by recent steps in Burma but it will judge the new government by its actions, not its words. Burmese President Thein Sein on Wednesday urged citizens who have fled abroad to come back to Burma and help rebuild the economy, saying his government is ready to forgive past […]

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Burmese President Invites Return of Citizens Abroad

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese President Thein Sein is urging citizens who have fled abroad to come back to Burma and help rebuild the economy, saying his government is ready to forgive past differences. Khin Shwe, a prominent businessman and member of parliament, told VOA’s Burmese service that Thein Sein made the appeal during a meeting with businessmen and […]

UN Burma Envoy Expected to Meet Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese government officials have confirmed that U.N. human rights investigator Tomas Quintana will meet senior officials in the capital next week after having been denied a visa for more than a year. Reports Wednesday say Quintana will also be allowed to meet in Rangoon with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, something he was not […]

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UN Rights Investigator to Visit Burma Next Week

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations investigator says he will travel to Burma next week to evaluate progress on human rights since a nominally civilian government took office this year. Tomas Quintana told VOA’s Burmese service Tuesday that the details of his trip are not complete but that his main objective is to assess the human rights situation […]

UN Rights Investigator to Visit Burma Next Week

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations investigator says he will travel to Burma next week to evaluate progress on human rights since a nominally civilian government took office this year. Tomas Quintana told VOA’s Burmese service Tuesday that the details of his trip are not complete but that his main objective is to assess the human rights situation […]

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US Welcomes Burma’s Allowing Aung San Suu Kyi to Travel

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has welcomed the move by Burmese authorities to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to travel inside the country and address her supporters. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters Monday that the United States is encouraged by Aung San Suu Kyi’s recent talks with the Burmese government and her new […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for Unity on First Political Trip

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for unity Sunday, as she addressed cheering crowds on her first political foray outside her home city of Rangoon since she was freed from house arrest late last year. Hundreds of people lined roadways to greet the Nobel laureate as she made stops in the northern towns […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for Unity on First Political Trip

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for unity Sunday, as she addressed crowds on her first political trip outside her home city of Rangoon since she was freed from house arrest last November. Hundreds of people lined the roads to greet the Nobel peace laureate as she made stops in the northern towns […]

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Burma Opposition Leader Make First Political Trip

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has begun her first political trip outside her home city of Rangoon since she was freed from house arrest last November. Her one-day trip Sunday to meet with supporters in the countryside was proceeding peacefully, despite a government warning that it could trigger riots. More than 200 supporters […]

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