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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus’ (50 found)

ASEAN Should Support and Promote a Credible and Transparent Process of Peace and Reconciliation in Myanmar and Mechanism of Human Rights Protection

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) today welcomed the upcoming visit of ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan to Myanmar on 20 February but noted its continued […]

February 17, 2012  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AIPMC Welcomes Release of Political Prisoners, but More Still Needs to Be Done

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus welcomed recent, far-reaching release of political prisoners in Myanmar as a major step towards national reconciliation […]

January 14, 2012  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

AIPMC Welcomes Cambodia as ASEAN Chair but Urges Rapid Reforms on Human Rights and Democracy

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus today welcomed Cambodia’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), but made clear it wanted to see increased focus and improvement in the protection of human rights and the strengthening of democratic institutions in Myanmar and across the region […]

January 10, 2012  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AIPMC Meets with Zarganar, Reiterates Call for Release of All Political Prisoners in Myanmar

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) today reiterated its call for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Myanmar as a prerequisite for genuine democratic change in the Southeast Asian country […]

December 23, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar must be ready to act as face of ASEAN to the world

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) today called on the Myanmar government to fulfill its obligations to continue on its path of democratization and improve its human rights standards ahead of taking the ASEAN
Chair in 2014 […]

November 29, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

AIPMC Calls on ASEAN Leaders to Place Ethnic Conflict and Human Rights Situation in Myanmar on ASEAN Agenda

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) today called on leading ASEAN delegates to urgently address concerns regarding democratic reform, ethnic conflict and human rights abuses in Myanmar at the upcoming 19th ASEAN Summit in Bali this week […]

November 14, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Lawmakers and Civil Society Call on ASEAN to Delay Burma Chairmanship Decision

Representatives from Burma’s civil society based in the Thai-Burma border areas held a press conference today calling on ASEAN to delay their decision about Burma’s bid for the 2014 chairmanship until the country takes substantial key steps […]

October 26, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Detainees Swap between Malaysia and Myanmar

AIPMC notes with serious concern on recent developments of the Malaysian government’s plan to implement the ‘detainees exchange program’ with Myanmar. This plan will result around 1,000 people from Myanmar, detained in Malaysia, deported from the country […]

October 20, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

A Step Forward, On a Long Path

As part of the government of Myanmar’s earlier announcement of a general amnesty to release 6,359 prisoners starting from yesterday, at least 200 political prisoners have since been released. However, many more political prisoners, prisoners […]

October 13, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Saffron Revolution: A Call to International Action

During the peaceful demonstrations in 2007 which marked Myanmar’s ‘Saffron Revolution’, thousands of monks participated in democratic rallies against the military rule across Myanmar. Despites a government crackdown on internet and mobile links to the outside world, images were shown worldwide of mass arrests and indiscriminate government-violence upon peaceful civilian protesters.

We, the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) thus strongly condemns the widespread brutality, systemic use of torture, solitary confinement, enforced disappearance and cruel and degrading treatment undertake by this illegitimate regime […]

September 28, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤