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Posts Tagged ‘Canadian Friends of Burma’ (27 found)

Burmese President accepts credentials of Canadian Ambassador to Burma

Burmese President of recently refurbished, quasi-civilian government in Burma formally accepted the credentials of Canadian Ambassador, the mouthpiece newspaper the New Light of Myanmar reported on July 6, 2011 […]

July 8, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Aung San Suu Kyi supports UN ‘commission of inquiry’ on Burma

Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said she supports the establishment of ‘commission of inquiry’ into human rights violations in Burma.

She made the endorsement for the first time in her video-taped message sent to a hearing of US House Sub-committee on Asia-Pacific earlier today […]

June 22, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Transfer of Ivanhoe’s Burmese assets to weapons firm must be probed

Information recently disclosed by Burma’s state-controlled media substantiates CFOB’s previously stated concerns that Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mine’s Burmese assets were transferred to the Chinese weapons firm Norinco via a businessman connected to the Burmese regime […]

June 20, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese democracy leader to be conferred with Honorary Degree by Carleton University

Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be awarded with an honorary degree – Doctor of Law – by the Carleton University on February 22 in Ottawa – the third honorary degree she would receive from Canada’s prestigious institutions […]

February 16, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

CFOB supports the NLD’s position on economic sanctions on Burma

The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, issued a statement today reviewing the economic sanctions on Burma. The statement outlines a rationale for maintaining the sanctions and notes that “the hardships of the vast majority of the people of Burma are not related to sanctions, but to misguided government policies” […]

February 8, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Leading a Common Approach to the Commission of Inquiry on Burma

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) and Canadian civil society organizations would like to encourage the Government of Canada to play an active role in the international call for the implementation of a UN ‘Commission of Inquiry’ into gross human rights violations, specifically ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘war crimes’ in Burma. Such an inquiry could investigate reports of human rights and humanitarian law violations in Burma, through the mechanisms of the Human Rights Council, the Security Council, the General Assembly, or the office of the Secretary General […]

January 25, 2011  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s message to Canada

Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi sent a message to the government and the people of Canada through her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucinda Phillips, yesterday at a meeting on Parliament Hill hosted by Parliamentary Friends of Burma (PFOB) and Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB).

Her message is as followed:

“I deeply appreciate the award of Honorary Canadian Citizenship, both for myself and because it symbolizes the help that Canada has given my people […]

December 3, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Action alert: calling for protests against ‘shame elections’ in Burma

Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) is calling on supporters across Canada to hold a ‘day of action’ on Nov. 6, 2010, in protest of the ‘shame elections’ scheduled on Nov. 7 in Burma.

We are deeply troubled with the ongoing elections in Burma that is not even meeting the lowest level of international standards and the process being carried out in a manner that is not inclusive, transparent and free […]

October 22, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Leading Burmese Buddhist monks call on Burma election boycott

During a recent visit to Ottawa, Burmese Buddhist monks who played a leading role in the 2007 Saffron Revolution earnestly called on the government of Canada and the Canadian Parliament to reject the Nov. 7 elections in Burma due to unfair and undemocratic process […]

October 18, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canada is to support UN Commission of Inquiry on Burma

Canadian Friends of Burma has learned that the Government of Canada is to support a UN Commission of Inquiry on Burma, according to a spokesperson to the Canadian Foreign Minister.

“Canada supports both the UN Special Rapporteur’s work on human rights abuses in Burma, and the idea of a UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses by the Burmese regime,” said Ms. Catherine Loubier, a spokesperson, quoting Minister Lawrence Cannon […]

September 3, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤