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The government must create conditions that give all stakeholders the opportunity to participate freely in elections. This includes the release of all political prisoners — including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi — and respect for fundamental freedoms.
—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Veteran Politicians Denounce Election Laws on Armed Forces Day

Leaders of Burma's independence struggle send a letter to the head of the country's ruling junta on Armed Forces Day to demand changes to new election laws.

Tin Oo Calls on Army to Stay Out of Politics

The NLD vice-chairman and former army chief urges the army to stay out of politics, as Burma's junta leader tells troops that the army should “serve in national politics whenever the need arises.”

To Contest or Not? NLD Faces Tough Elections Test

Is pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi condemning the opposition party that she heads in military-ruled Burma to political irrelevance or, worse still, a burial ahead of forthcoming elections?

US Ready to Engage in Military Dialogue with Burma: Official

The US armed forces is ready to re-engage in a military dialogue with Burma's ruling junta if Washington changes its policy toward the country, says a top US military official.

Suu Kyi Gives Than Shwe a Smart Sidekick

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi gives junta leader Than Shwe a smart sidekick in response to his election plans.
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Human Rights Watch call on the G8 to discuss Burma

Ahead of a planning meeting before the June summit of the G8 group of industrialised countries New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged ministers to include Burma on the India looks east, prepares to arm junta navy thumbnail

India looks east, prepares to arm junta navy

As western governments gathered to condemn the junta’s election at the UN, India undeterred welcomes Lt Gen Thar Aye to the eastern city of Kolkatta with talks of naval deals. Junta urged to free political prisoners thumbnail


Junta urged to free political prisoners

Burmese military rulers must free all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and ensure that upcoming polls are inclusive and transparent, a group of UN member states said Thursday.

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