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Civil Society Groups Urge Govt to Accept UN Fact-finding Mission

RANGOON — More than 50 civil society groups in Burma urged the government to fully cooperate with a UN-mandated fact finding mission into human rights abuses in Arakan, Shan, and Kachin states in a joint-statement released Friday. “The Fact Finding Mission will help the Government of Burma to uphold human …

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Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to China again

Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the U.S. helped it transition from five decades of military rule. The opposite is happening as the Southeast Asian country’s new civilian government fails to attract Western investment and Beijing goes on a charm offensive. China is …

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