Myanmar

Sham Election in Burma Must be Rejected
10 November 2010 12:58 pm

[10 November 2010, Bangkok] – Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) denounces the statement of Vietnam, the current ASEAN Chair, welcoming the election in Burma as “a significant step forward in the implementation of the 7-point Roadmap for Democracy”. FORUM-ASIA believes that the credibility of Burma’s election has long been lost even before [ Read more ]

UN Special Rapporteur on Burma remarks on ASEAN’s 43rd anniversary
11 August 2010 12:00 pm

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar recently visited Jakarta on the occasion of ASEAN’s 43rd anniversary. In a speech he delivered at a meeting organized jointly by the by Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), South East Asia People’s Center (SEAPC) and FORUM-ASIA, he underlined the crucial role of ASEAN in [ Read more ]

BURMA – Burmese women speak up for peace to mark Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday
30 June 2010 11:11 am

Burmese women in Thailand are making their voices heard for the sake of peace in Burma to mark democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday today. Burmese women in Thailand are making their voices heard for the sake of peace in Burma to mark democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th birthday today. Suu [ Read more ]

BURMA – Sign online postcard to support the call for people’s elections!
15 June 2010 2:40 am

Since the overwhelming show of solidarity on the 27 May Global Day of Action, groups around the world have collected thousands of postcard ballots calling for  “People’s Elections” instead of the upcoming military “selection.” With our deadline quickly approaching, please take this opportunity to stand with the people of Burma and sign the online postcard [ Read more ]

BURMA – Denounce the sham elections and refuse its result!
2 June 2010 1:30 am

Ten alliances of Burma’s democracy and ethnic rights movement have launched the Global Campaign Against Burma’s 2010 Military Elections. It has been endorsed by over 160 organizations worldwide. The campaign calls on the international community to “denounce the military’s sham elections and call for real democratic change.” After almost five decades of military rule, the [ Read more ]

ASEAN must step up on human rights and Burma
16 April 2010 8:48 am

  This statement was issued by Burma Partnership on 4 April 2010: The ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission of Human Rights (AICHR) held its first meeting in Jakarta from 28 March to 1 April. Delegates discussed the Rules of Procedure (RoP), the guidelines according to which the body will operate, and the first 5-year work plan, both [ Read more ]