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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said Burma's reform process has been "important and progressive," but added that the country's undemocratic Constitution remains an issue.
From left, Kyaw Zwa Moe, editor of The Irrawaddy's English edition, speaks with panelists Pe Myint from People's Age journal and Ko Thalun Zaung Htet from The Irrawaddy's Burmese edition, during an episode of "Dateline Irrawaddy" this week.
Burmese President Thein Sein has recommended that the final text of the nationwide ceasefire agreement between ethnic armed groups and the Burmese military employs simple and coherent language, according to mediators in the peace process.
Journalists in Rangoon stage a protest over curbs to press freedom in Burma near the Myanmar Peace Center.
A visit to Myanmar next month by United States Secretary of State John Kerry is set to pose a diplomatic challenge, as scepticism rises in Congress over Washington's embrace of Naypyitaw's democratic transition.
The head of a newspaper and four of its reporters were sentenced to 10 years of prison and hard labor by a court in Myanmar today following a report the group published exposing a supposedly secret government chemical weapons factory.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 05:47 am
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