FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, stands next to Myanmar President Thein Sein during a group photo session at the East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Thein Seins historic White House visit next week is the culmination of U.S. outreach to a former pariah regime. Thats been based on a principle of taking action for action by ...
Myanmar and South Korean companies will cooperate in manufacturing cosmetics and LED bulbs in the Southeast Asian country, official media reported Saturday.According to a memorandum of understanding signed here Friday, the Long Luck Group of Companies of Myanmar and HANBAEK ITC Co., Ltd. of South Korea will also join hands to offer beauty courses and wedding services and launch a waste to energy ...
Myanmar government to continue with its reforms, US has proposed USD 75.4 million for fiscal 2014 in aid to the South East Asian country, a substantial increase of USD 28.8 million from 2012. However, some US lawmakers have expressed concerns over such a decision by the Obama administration arguing that this increase in US aid to Myanmar is premature given the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in ...
WHITE HOUSE -- Obama, Burmese President to Discuss Reform Progress, Challenges Burma's President Thein Sein holds talks on Monday with President Obama at the White House. The discussions will focus on progress in reforms, barriers toward greater democratization and next steps in the changing U.S. - Burma relationship. November 2012. Barack Obama becomes the first serving U.S. president ...
Myanmar President U Thein Sein left Nay Pyi Taw Friday night for Washington to pay an official visit to the United States, official sources said.On his first trip to Washington as a Myanmar head of state in 47 years, U Thein Sein will meet his US counterpart Barack Obama at White House on next Monday and discuss with him democracy building in the Southeast Asian nation, the White House said ...
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The Myanmar government on Friday released some 23 more remaining prisoners under a fresh amnesty order of President U Thein Sein, the state TV ...
WASHINGTON - Myanmar President Thein Sein's historic White House visit next week is the culmination of U.S. outreach to a former pariah regime. That's been based on a principle of taking "action for action" by deepening ties in response to democratic reforms. But in the six months since Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar, the Southeast Asian nation ...
The recent communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims in central Myanmar seems to be a result of the conflict which took place in Rakhine State last ...
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners AAPP urges Government of Burma to release of remaining all political prisoners
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) expresses displeasure with the mannerpolitical prisoners have been released on 17 May, resulting in the release of 23 prisoners, of which 19 areconfirmed to be political prisoners. While AAPP (B) welcomes the freeing of any political prisoner, thereleases mean little if political prisoners are released with restrictions attached and ...
President Thein Sein pardoned at least 20 political prisoners on Friday, just ahead of a state visit to the United States. A member of the ...
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Beijing, May 18 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday renewed his pledge to fight all "external elements" seeking to "disrupt" the country's peace at the fourth anniversary celebration of winning the three-decade war.
He was alluding to foreign countries, led by the United States, who have been critical of Sri Lanka's human rights record and called for an independent investigation into the alleged war crimes committed during the last stage of the war in the country.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa insisted that these were attempts to undermine the peace that has been won and the reconciliation that is already taking place.
"When the war ended, we freed most of the top officials of the LTTE with very minor punishments despite the many atrocities their organization committed. We rehabilitated over 11000 carders, resettled thousands of displaced people and demined vast tracts of land," he said.
Addressing the nation during the celebration, Rajapaksa also harshly criticized the Tamil diaspora, whom he saw as "aiding and abetting" the international community to criticize Sri Lanka.
"The Tamil people don't need enemies as long as these people are there," he added, clearly alluding to the pro-LTTE Tamil diaspora organizations such as the Global Tamil Forum that have been lobbying internationally on allegations of war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the last phase of the war. ...
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