“It is becoming clearer that the approach of the NLD and the international community is an abject failure …” writes Mark Farmaner of BCUK.
Tomorrow’s election won’t be a turning point towards democracy; it’s another step in the military’s carefully thought-out plan, writes Mark Farmaner.
Jailed for religious defamation, New Zealander Phil Blackwood is the sole foreigner on Amnesty International’s list of 91 prisoners of conscience in Burma.
The former NLD member has been convicted for defaming religion after criticising the nationalist policies of the Ma-Ba-Tha in October last year.
Government spokesman and newly-appointed Information Minister Ye Htut has rejected allegations that Burmese President Thein Sein played a significant role in the violent dismantling of nationwide protests in 1988.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague joined up with film star Angelina Jolie in London on Tuesday to host an international summit on rape in war zones, aiming to “shatter the…