Mr Cameron, it must be said, is no slouch: in announcing that sanctions on Burma are to be not lifted but "suspended", he succeeded in saving everyone's face while at the same time throwing almost everyone off balance.
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Friday 05 November 2010
Election authorities in military-ruled Burma have cancelled voting in Sunday's elections in more areas where restive ethnic minorities are dominant. The Union Election Commission cancelled balloting in the elections in 12 more village tracts in six constituencies in Kayah state "as conditions are not conducive to holding a free and fair election", according to an official notice. Each tract comprises several villages.
Monday 01 November 2010
The leader of Burma's democratic movement, Aung San Suu Kyi, is due to be released from house arrest here on 13 November, but the governing junta has warned that she could be put on trial again if she continues to remind the public that they have the right to abstain from voting.
Friday 29 October 2010
The anticipated release from house arrest of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi next month will stir a "political reawakening" in the country after half a century of military rule, her close ally Win Tin told The Independent.
Thursday 28 October 2010
Burma's detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, could be released from house arrest next month, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said today.
Thursday 28 October 2010
Burma's top leader General Than Shwe will bow out of national elections next month, but his role in the country's political future remains unclear, a south-east Asian diplomat said today.
Monday 25 October 2010
Thursday 14 October 2010
The detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has decided not to vote in the upcoming elections, even though authorities have told her she is on the electoral roll, her lawyer said yesterday.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
The Burmese authorities are poised to ban all stage and theatre performances – often scenes of dissidence and criticism – ahead of elections planned for early next month.
Friday 08 October 2010
An affiliate of the car manufacturer Toyota has been forced to pull out of a joint venture it operated with the military regime in Burma after pressure from "ethical investors".
Tuesday 05 October 2010
The detained pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi will try to sue the country's military rulers for dissolving her political party after it decided to boycott next month's election, her lawyer said.
Friday 01 October 2010
Could detained Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi be released after polls scheduled to take place next month?
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Three Burmese news websites operated by activists and exiled journalists have been attacked by hackers on the anniversary of the Saffron Revolution. The sites' journalists believe the Burmese regime is behind the attacks.
Saturday 25 September 2010
The detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will be allowed to vote in November's elections although her name was not on an initial voter list, an official said yesterday.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Wednesday 08 September 2010
The Burmese leader General Than Shwe has arrived in China for a state visit during which he is expected to introduce a new generation of military leaders to one of the country's most important backers.
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