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UNITED STATES - MYANMAR
Aung San Suu Kyi in the US to discuss reforms, sanctions and the fate of the Rohingya
Myanmar's opposition leader will receive the US highest civilian award from Congress. She is expected to meet government leaders, including President Obama, as well as exiled Burmese in New York and San Francisco. The fate of minority Muslim Rohingya is a touchy issue at home and abroad for the Nobel Prize laureate.
Aung San Suu Kyi meets with UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari
The pro-democracy leader leaves house arrest for an hour-long talk with the representative of the United Nations. Suu Kyi stresses that the visit of the UN secretary general is "conditioned" on the liberation of political prisoners. From the United Nations, a plan of economic assistance in exchange for concessions on matters of democracy and human rights.
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Aung San Suu Kyi and Hillary Clinton together for Myanmar’s “new future”
After a private dinner last night, Myanmar’s opposition leader and US Secretary of State hold face-to-face meeting. For the Nobel Prize laureate, her country can get “on the road to democracy” and that “there will be no turning back”. Meanwhile, Burmese military and Shan militias announce ceasefire.
Democracy and human rights on agenda of UN envoy in Myanmar
The representative of the United Nations will meet with the leaders of the ruling military junta, and with a delegation of Buddhist monks, the force behind the revolt in September 2007, put down with violence. No confirmation of a possible face-to-face meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
High profile Burmese political prisoners freed
The measure desired by the President of Myanmar about 651 prisoners, among them - but the exact number is still unknown - prisoners of conscience. These would include monks, student leaders and former prime minister and intelligence chief Khin Nyunt. Aung San Suu Kyi says it is a "positive signal". One step closer to the possibile removal of Western sanctions.
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Burmese political exiles may return home, but “more reforms” are needed
The new NLD-led government will allow activists who fled the military dictatorship to return home within 100 days. For National Youth Congress member Bosco Saw Aung Thu Ya, full democracy requires that “prisoners, activists and students” be released, and that young people take part in national reconciliation. “Unfortunately, there are still restrictions on young people’s participation” in politics.
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