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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN Chairmanship’ (37 found)

No More “Wait and See”: ASEAN Must Support a Commission of Inquiry in Burma

Ahead of the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) and 18th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Bali, Indonesia, Burma Partnership joined civil society organizations in Jakarta to raise serious concerns about human rights situation in Burma and throughout the region.

In a briefing today, Khin Ohmar, Coordinator of Burma Partnership, spoke about the lack of genuine democratic progress in her country in the 8 months since the fraudulent elections and the first three months of the military regime’s puppet parliament […]

July 14, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

We have waited and seen enough: ASEAN must support a Commission of Inquiry

Eight months after Burma’s November 2010 elections, democracy remains an illusion and sparks of war are flying

This briefer explains the lack of progress since the election, in light of continued political repression, escalating armed conflict and ongoing human right violations. It calls on ASEAN to take immediate action to address these issues in its member country and set an example for the region […]

July 14, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AIPMC calls for urgent peace talks in Myanmar and real action by ASEAN

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus – AIPMC strongly condemns the decision by the Myanmar government to dispatch heavily armed troops into Kachin State and the concomitant outbreak of fighting, which brings an end to seventeen years of ceasefire between the government and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) […]

June 17, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Asean Chairmanship up in the Air

The decision of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on whether Burma will be the allowed to become the chair of the organization in 2014 has been deferred until later in the year. Asean is in no rush to approve the Burmese bid to become head of Asean, the Indonesian foreign minister, Marty Natalegawa told The Irrawaddy a day before the latest regional summit starts in Jakarta […]

May 6, 2011  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Inclusive Democracy Must Come before the ASEAN Chairmanship for Myanmar

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) calls on ASEAN leaders attending the 18th ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia on 7-8 May 2011 to reject the application by Myanmar to chair ASEAN in 2014 unless real democratic and human rights reforms are made by the Myanmar government […]

May 4, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

First US Ambassador to Asean Expected to Press Burma

David Lee Carden, a former attorney who has been named the first US ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), will attend the Asean Summit in Indonesia next week, where he will have the opportunity to push Burma to change and discuss with Asean members whether Burma chair the organization in 2014, claim Burma activists […]

April 29, 2011  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Seeking to be the Chairman of Asean in 2014

Can Burma have its cake and eat it too? The answer rests with Asean. Right after the new civilian government was installed at the end of March in Naypyidaw, one of the first important tasks President Thein Sein did was to submit a letter to the Asean Secretariat stating Burma’s readiness to take up the grouping’s chair in 2014 […]

April 18, 2011  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤