» 10/31/2013, 00.00
ITALY - MYANMAR
Aung San Suu Kyi tells AsiaNews that peace and unity are the way to a democratic Burma
In an exclusive interview with AsiaNews, the Nobel Prize laureate calls for true "equality" among Burma's citizens in order to further the country's development. The people of Burma can overcome ethnic and religious conflicts through "hard work", following the path indicated by religious leaders, thus taking "responsibility to bring about peace."
Thein Sein is an "accidental" reformer, Burmese want real democracy, Burmese exiled leader says
For dissident Tint Swe, Aung San Suu Kyi's election to parliament will bring change but the opposition will not have much weight in the corridors of power. The population backs the struggle and the vote is a "stepping stone", but the new Burmese president is no Gorbachev. He will implement General Than Shwe's plans.
08/06/2010 INDIA – MYANMAR
A silent international community faces Myanmar’s nuclear ambitions
For the past ten years, Myanmar’s military junta has been involved in a secret nuclear weapons programme with the cooperation of North Korea. ASEAN and SAARC are doing nothing to stop the military regime in accordance with the principle of non-interference. “It is time for the world to act,” exiled Burmese minister says.
Monks call on EU to bring junta leader to trial
The request is to have Than Shwe tried by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity for blocking aid destined to victims of cyclone Nargis. Demonstrations in favour of Aung San Suu Kyi’s release take place.
18/08/2016 15:57:00 MYANMAR
Card Bo sees Panglong Conference as "a peace pilgrimage” for all of Myanmar
In a letter to the men and women of his country, the archbishop of Yangon stresses the importance of government-led peace talks with ethnic minorities. The conference scheduled for 31st August will be the most important since 1947. The military has an “historic role in bringing together the armed groups."
19/06/2015 MYANMAR – UNITED KINGDOM
For Catholic activist, federalism and religious freedom should be part of Myanmar’s democratic development
CSW East Asia team leader Benedict Rogers has recently carried out a mission in the country, where many issues remain unresolved, from the Myanmar government’s responsibility in the Rohingya crisis to the violence by Buddhist extremists. Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to China marks her transition from human rights icon to political leader. Myanmar’s Catholic Church contributes to peace and reconciliation.
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