Thein Sein

Platitudes Won't Stop Rape in Burma

Zoya Phan | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
Zoya Phan

When Thein Sein met Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague, he would have found them a lot more enthusiastic about the reform process in Burma than most people who actually live there.

Burma's President Thein Sein Must Be Given Benchmarks and Timelines for Progress During His Visit to the UK

Benedict Rogers | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Burma's President Thein Sein arrived in London last night, the first such visit in almost thirty years. Today, he and David Cameron will meet. Until a year ago, such a visit would have been unthinkable. Burma's regime was a pariah, facing sanctions and growing calls for an inquiry into crimes against humanity.

Stop Treating Burma with Kid Gloves

David Mepham | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
David Mepham

From the moment of his first trip to Burma in April 2012, David Cameron and his government have been too eager to praise the reforming achievements o...

President Thein Sein's Visit: An Opportunity the Prime Minister Must Seize

Kerry McCarthy | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics
Kerry McCarthy

As a leading aid donor to Burma, it is right that we acknowledge and encourage the progress to date, but the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary will be failing in their responsibilities if they are not frank about the clear shortcomings.

Taking the Message of Open Government to Burma

Francis Maude | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Francis Maude

Let's be honest. Burma isn't the first country that comes to mind when one talks about open government. Yet despite its ongoing challenges, Burma has made huge strides towards reform and openness in the past few years.

Spitfires Buried In Burma During WWII Could Return To The Skies

PA | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK

Twenty "lost" Spitfires that were buried in Burma during the Second World War could return to the skies, it has been revealed. David Cameron and Bu...

'Historic Visit': Cameron Arrives In Burma

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron arrived in Burma today in what is believed to be the first visit to the former colony by a British prime minister. Upon his arrival t...

Burma's Tortured Prisoners Can't Wait

Bo Kyi | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK
Bo Kyi

The recent meeting between Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein, the new dictator of Burma, has given many in Burma some hope that there may be a chance of political progress at last.