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End of Mission Statement by APHR Delegation to Myanmar

By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  September 14, 2015

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) recently concluded our second fact finding mission to Myanmar of 2015. The delegation, which included parliamentarians from Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia, visited Yangon, Kachin State, and Rakhine State, and met with a variety of stakeholders in order to learn about key political and human rights issues facing the country.

As pivotal elections approach, our objective was to listen to a cross-section of voices and learn how ASEAN and members of parliament from around the region can support Myanmar at this crucial moment in its political development. We sought out a wide range of perspectives, including those from government, civil society, and various ethnic and religious communities, and deepened our understanding of their specific concerns.

Below is a summary of our observations from the visit and recommendations for how Myanmar can best address some of the main concerns raised.

Download the full statement in English here.

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