The hardline Arakan National Party (ANP) has called for the newly formed Arakan Commission, headed by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, to be dissolved, calling its mandate “unacceptable”. The nine-member[…]
Amnesty International has welcomed the establishment of a high-level Arakan Commission headed by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, but has called for it to address the human rights situation in the volatile region, while investigating decades of discrimination against minorities.
In the light of rumours and conspiracy theories circulating about the murder of an ex-policeman’s family in northern Rangoon, a spokesman has confirmed that the police have not yet identified any suspects.
The United States received its first commercial-scale imports of coffee from Burma in over 15 years this month as part of a US government programme to help farmers in the once-isolated Southeast Asian economy.