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Burma Soldier: One Man's Fight for Democracy


Burma Soldier is a documentary about Myo Myint, an engineer in the Burmese Army who became a pro-democracy activist. Myint, who was eventually imprisoned for his views, articulates a story that is common among the members of the democracy movement: serving and fighting in the army, attending and speaking at rallies for democracy in Rangoon, suffering in Burmese prisons and living in the camps in Thailand.

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Burmese government offers scant "amnesty" for prisoners


Burmese President Thein Sein announced yesterday that "Prisoners will get amnesty on humanitarian grounds and through sympathy for their families."

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"I do not think we can call it real change" - Suu Kyi on the new Burmese government


Aung San Suu Kyi has seen "no meaningful change" in the Burmese government since the elections last year, she said in a recent interview with the German news media.

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UN Diplomat in Burma, Will Human Rights Make the Schedule?


A senior UN diplomat has arrived in Burma to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi and members of the recently-elected government.

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ASEAN: Burma Not Fit for Chairmanship


Last Friday, Burma applied for the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The chairmanship rotates between member countries, and as a military dictatorship, Burma has been prohibited from holding the position in the past.

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