Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 14:17
President Thein Sein has pledged to release all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar by the end of the year.
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 15:25
Myanmar may release scores of political prisoners this month to fulfil a promise by its reformist president to free prisoners of conscience by the end of this year, a member of a state-appointed panel said on Wednesday.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11:55
Myanmar President U Thein Sein pledged that the country would strive to ensure peace and prosperity in the ASEAN region as it assumes ASEAN chairmanship in 2014, media reported Wednesday.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 15:50
Myanmar on Tuesday began freeing dozens of its remaining detained activists, officials said, after the country vowed to release all prisoners of conscience by the end of the year.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 17:51
Terrified women and children hid in forests and security forces patrolled tense villages in western Myanmar on Wednesday, residents said, after sectarian clashes which left five Muslims dead.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 18:36
President Thein Sein on Tuesday travelled to Myanmar`s conflict-torn west as a new spate of sectarian violence gripped the state of Rakhine, with police saying Buddhist rioters killed a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torched more than 70 homes.
Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 14:18
Speaker of Myanmar`s Parliament U Shwe Mann has stressed the need for more reform in the country, media reported Monday.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 13:55
Myanmar President U Thein Sein Wednesday vowed to push the country`s national reconciliation efforts, saying that a nationwide ceasefire with all armed groups could be signed soon.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 09:19
A total of 73 inmates, including 68 political prisoners, have been released from prisons in Myanmar under a fresh amnesty by the government.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 14:31
Activists on Tuesday urged Myanmar President Thein Sein to "turn his words into action" after the former general promised to free all political prisoners by the end of the year.
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 08:43
Myanmar President Thein Sein said that all political prisoners would be freed by the end of the year and that a ceasefire with ethnic groups was possible within weeks.
Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 23:32
Myanmar President Thein Sein during his first official visit to UK on Monday said that all political prisoners in the country will be released by the year end.
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