Statement from Diplomatic Missions in Myanmar

Statement from Diplomatic Missions in Myanmar June 21, 2020 It has been one year since the restriction of mobile data services in parts of Rakhine and Chin States, which has curtailed communication and access to information for as many as one million people.  Further restrictions have since been imposed on several news outlets and journalists.  ...
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Statement from Ambassadors to Myanmar

Statement from Ambassadors to Myanmar 1 April 2020 On 23 March, the UN Secretary General called for armed groups across the world to implement a global ceasefire. The Ambassadors listed below echo this call. We are deeply concerned about the high level of fighting, casualties and civilian displacement occurring in Rakhine and Chin States, and ...
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Statement: Presidential ‎Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry

On January 31, following an extensive review and engagement period with countries around the world, the President signed a Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry. This Proclamation directs the Departments of State and Homeland Security to restrict the entry of certain nationals of countries identified as deficient in information ...
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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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