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Burmese government offers scant "amnesty" for prisoners

05/16/2011

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

05/12/2011

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?

05/11/2011

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

05/11/2011

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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Whose bad intentions?

05/04/2011

Last week, the government of Bangladesh blocked a $33 million UN project aimed at poverty alleviation in Cox Bazaar district, near the Burma border.?

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