U.S. Embassy Statement on the Panglong Conference

U.S. Embassy Statement on the Panglong Conference July 11, 2018   We welcome the opening of the “Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong” today.  We encourage all parties to remain committed to finding common ground through dialogue, and hope that this week’s discussions will lead to meaningful progress toward peace.‎ ### [ Burmese Translation ]  
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Continued Detention of Reuters Journalists

42 days ago Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested for doing their jobs as investigative journalists.  We are disappointed that – at a minimum – they have still not been granted bail.  Their arrests were highly irregular and have hurt press freedom in Myanmar.  We call again for their release so they can be ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Arrests of Two Reuters Reporters

We are deeply concerned by the highly irregular arrests of two Reuters reporters after they were invited to meet with police officials in Yangon last night.  For a democracy to succeed, journalists need to be able to do their jobs freely.  We urge the government to explain these arrests and allow immediate access to the ...
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