The European Union and Canada have announced a new set of sanctions against seven members of the Burmese military, two of whom have been sacked for underperformance.
DVB Interview International’s Alex Bookbinder sits down with Burma chief Abdoulaye Seck, to discuss how the World Bank has progressed since its 2012 reengagement with the Burmese government.
Burma’s President Thein Sein arrived in Germany on Tuesday with the intention of drumming up investment.
In an effort to improve relations between the police and the public, the EU will provide further training in crowd control and human rights to the Myanmar [Burma] Police Force and help roll out community policing courses.
The EU lays out a list of 21 “benchmarks” which it expects the Burmese authorities to fulfill, including: cooperation with the UN; the release of all political prisoners; the strengthening of rule of law; greater media freedom; and “effective measures to combat intolerance, communal violence and hate speech”.
Officers from the EU are training Burmese police officers in crowd control management, under an EU initiative to improve the standards of the Burmese Police Force.