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Posts Tagged ‘PM Thein Sein’ (6 found)

Myanmar: Further Information: Activist Organization Targeted again

Two members of the Movement for Democracy Current Force (MDCF) have been given jail terms for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. They must be immediately and unconditionally released. Charges against a third person, who is married to one of the MDCF members and was exercising her right to peaceful protest, should be dropped […]

November 6, 2014  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤


Three activists from the Movement for Democracy Current Force (MDCF) have been imprisoned and a fourth is on trial, as a result of their peaceful political activities. They are prisoners of conscience […]

August 28, 2014  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President’s Inaugural Speech Fails to Inspire Hope in Burma’s New “Democracy”

On 30 March, Senior General Than Shwe officially dissolved the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) to transfer authority to the nominally civilian parliament elected during the flawed November 2010 elections. However, the dissolution of the infamous SPDC has not led to the change that many inside and outside Burma had hoped to see.

“The now disbanded SPDC and the current government is one and the same. The military regime is transferring power to none other than themselves – how is that democratic progress?” stated Naing Aung, Secretary-General of the Forum for Democracy in Burma (FDB) […]

April 4, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 33: 2010 Election Watch (19-25 October)


  • SPDC authorities in Rangoon arrested at least two Buddhist monks who were handing out pamphlets protesting the election near the Shwedagon pagoda.
  • People put up anti-election leaflets and posters in Myitkyina, Kachin State, and in Kyainnseikyi Township, Karen State […]
October 27, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Prime Minister, Ministers Set to Resign

Prime Minister Thein Sein and other government ministers who are leaders of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) will resign from their government posts this month, according to sources in Naypyidaw […]

May 11, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Political parties slam ‘rule-breaking’ PM

A number of parties competing in Burma’s elections this year have said the formation of a new political party by prime minister Thein Sein violates Burma’s own domestic laws […]

May 6, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤