The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) has reported that Myanmar government troops stopped about 50 young men and women on a road in Tangyan Township in northern Shan State during last weeks’ New Year celebrations and forced them to walk alongside the column as human shields.
Demetrios Marantis, Acting USTR Photo: ustr.govActing US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis stops off in Myanmar on Wednesday as part of an Asian tour with speculation high that his visit may herald in an end to US import duties on Myanmar goods.
The Union Assembly is likely to expose the identity of Dr. Seik Phwar, an anonymous online critic of the government, in late June when the parliamentary session resumes, according to Phone Myint Aung, a member of the investigation commission on the case.
Myanmar President Thein Sein hosted Indonesian President Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace on Tuesday evening following a day when the two countries signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and discussed bilateral trade.
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