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We appreciated this action. Stability and peace in border area is common interest for both sides. (It was a) very positive move from China.
There are a lot of bad actors out there who try to take advantage of these accounts so we've built a pretty good system at detecting those early and then enabling ourselves and our partners to stop transactions.
For us it is an important friendly. We have a difficult game after this with Myanmar. Coming to Cambodia means similar conditions, similar weather. I think it will be an interesting game for us. I wish Cambodia's new coach (Leonardo Vitorino) all the very best and good luck except not so much good luck tomorrow. We are taking this game very seriously and we are trying to give our best performance.
Yes, we have two or three players who are 50-50 for this game.
My first views to play Cambodia was that it is very close to Myanmar and the conditions are very similar. They have recently played them in the AFF Suzuki Cup so it will be a good experience for us and will be close to how Myanmar play. Although Cambodia have a new coach and he will look to change somethings, but this was the main reason. Well, we wanted to stay here. We won't be able to train the same way over there. I am sure they (Myanmar) do not want us to be there too early. So, we decided that we will stay here for two or three days. It is better for us.
I said I will not stop. I will continue until the last drug lord in the Philippines is killed and the pushers out of the streets.
Courtship behaviours, frequent among modern insects, have left extremely rare fossil traces. None are known previously for fossil (primitive winged insects). Fossil traces of such behaviours are better known among the vertebrates, such as the antlers of the Pleistocene giant deer Megaloceros giganteus. Here we describe spectacular extremely expanded, pod-like tibiae in males of a platycnemidid damselfly from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Such structures in modern damselflies, help to fend off other suitors as well as attract mating females, increasing the chances of successful mating.
We also look at the question of citizenship, and we also call for all those who have been recognized as citizens to have all the rights attached to that citizenship.
We are protesting to tell the government to rightfully follow the 1982 citizenship law and we cannot allow the government giving citizenship cards to these illegal migrants.
The best example of continuity is Myanmar. They qualified for the U-20 World Cup 2015 on merit, average age on the senior national team is about 24 and have got a coach (former U-19 coach Gerd Ziese put in charge of Myanmar senior side) for the last eight years.
I need to thank the Western India Football Association headed by Mr. Praful Patel and Mr. Aditya Thackeray for their hospitality and help. I admire their passion for the National Team. We didn't face any obstacle during our training process.
The character showed by the boys in the Camp has been exemplary. They worked very hard and we are looking forward to getting a result in both the matches. We are ready for the dual challenge.
When they launched, everybody went straight to 3G. Suddenly everybody was on Facebook. Everybody was connected to the rest of the world.
Many people didn't have TVs or phone lines before – even DVD players. The smartphone has become their TV, their tablet, their computer.
There is definitely a sense of hunger to get access to data and technology, and data and information – maybe precisely because the country was so closed off before.
My team was actually the one connecting the country. That made me think: Maybe I should get in on this internet business. In two or three years, I've seen a huge improvement. Before, it was one mobile operator. Now, we have like three or four. That's led to a huge boom in tech-related opportunities for us.
The soldiers would come three times a day and would beat us for about an hour at a time. They asked, Did you fight us?, Were you involved in the insurgency?
We police have to arrest those related with the attackers, children or not, but the court will decide if they are guilty, we cannot decide.
We will not forgive anyone who does. We suspect that these people joined the attackers' training or supported them with funding, or they cooperated during the attacks or were involved in the attacks. We want to process them quickly. There are security concerns with the prison being over capacity.
What we will see is that more and more people will be stuck in situations for even longer and literally be stranded. The human suffering of this will be tremendous.
Restricting refugee resettlement sends an alarming message to our nation's international allies.
Barring these or other refugees into the U.S. will not make us safer, but it will make us less credible as a leading democracy and will fuel recruitment by terrorist organizations.
The Chinese actually tacitly and privately support the Kokang being included in the negotiations, but they can't say that.
The Chinese will be very angry if it escalates to the level of 2015.
The situation in Rakhine state is very complicated in nature and thus requires complicated answers. It also requires greater understanding by the international community.
I support them. We have been persecuted for decades and they are working to bring us justice.
There were six cells in total. They trained karate and practiced firing guns.
Their number is much greater than our figure. We have to check on the ground. If it's true we need to find out the reason and the background data about the incident.
I urge all those in government positions to combat this scourge with firmness, giving voice to our younger brothers and sisters who have been wounded in their dignity. All efforts must be made to eradicate this shameful and intolerable crime. They have been suffering for years, they have been tortured, killed, simply because they want to live their culture and their Muslim faith. Let us pray for them… for our Rohingya brothers and sisters.
They shot him and then turned the body upside down, dragged it, put a sword inside it and took pictures.
We hear their pain, those who have been raped, murdered and burned alive.
These are extremely serious allegations and we are deeply concerned. We will be immediately investigating these allegations through the investigation commission, led by Vice-President U Myint Swe.
We are fearful that the nature of the Rohingya people is not good – they have a record of involvement in drugs and smuggling, so if they are moved here, together with the pirates who rob, we will be in big trouble.
We left everything in Myanmar. That is where our home is. If only we could get citizenship, we would like to go back.
After considering all aspects, we have taken a firm decision to shift them to the island. Still, this is a very early stage of our decision. We also have plans to provide them poultry or livestock for their livelihood. But all these arrangements are temporary. Myanmar will have to take them back. They are living in inhumane conditions. Taking the Rohingya back and giving them citizenship is the only solution to the crisis. They are getting involved in drugs and other unlawful activities. If we could have confined them in the camp, it would not have happened.
The people that Bangladesh is saying are on their side, we have to verify that they are from Myanmar. We can't just accept on face value if they say they are from Myanmar. If they are found to be from Myanmar, we will take them back and of course we will do that in due time.
We cannot say exactly why he killed or who was behind him.
About 64 per cent of Telenor customers nationwide are data users and most users use Facebook, Viber and some other social media only rather than email.
They couldn't grasp how backwards it was, how difficult it was. I used to say to them, Well you will have to come to Myanmar to see for yourself.' Life has changed a lot because of the internet. For the ordinary man there is now a way to access so much information.
When I arrived here in 2013 – with the ambition to set up four online market places – it was apparent that Myanmar had a very long way to go.
If I phone them they won't pick up, but if I message them on Facebook I get an answer back straight away.
Last week I had a day to spend with my sister, but even when we were together it is like we are apart. We ordered food and when we were waiting for it to come we weren't talking to each other, just looking at our [cellphones] the whole time.
The internet was also very slow and intermittent. The good thing about that was indeed that it was easier to disconnect from work and distractions like fake or not-relevant news, continuous chats with friends and family. Setting up a proper Skype call with family and friends was special and therefore higher quality. Sending an email often replaced by having more focused meetings around several topics.
If there is a word I don't know I can just look it up.
We appeal to the government of Myanmar - said Najib - to put an immediate end to all discriminatory actions and attacks against Rohingya. And that the culprits are brought to justice.
I don't want them in prison again, that would be nonsense.
Burma's transition to democracy is not yet complete but it is worth reflecting on just how far Burma has come since Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party took office just nine months ago.
It is clear that many challenges remain and full reform will take time. The UK, as a longstanding and long term friend to Burma, will continue to offer its fullest support. I look forward to seeing Burma continue to develop into a country where there is peace and prosperity for all its people.
The military now has the upper hand because they won the lawsuit.
For a start, the killing must stop. The violation of women and girls must stop. The persecution of your fellow men and women, simply on the grounds that they are Muslim, must stop.
It is incumbent on us all to do what we can to save them from the humanitarian tragedy they are suffering.
We are just starting the reform -- it's a first step -- we could face a lot of objections or even protests.
We will change the bus system first, and then continue to upgrade the electronic payment system, security and we'll carry out controls to ensure the traffic rules are respected.
For the border situation, an operation is still in progress to create stability, so I don't think there will be a lot of results from this first-time meeting. We need to make sure how many people arrived and where they are from, but no one can confirm exactly.
People don't film themselves committing a human rights abuse unless they think that doing so is normal and allowed. What that video suggests to me is that this kind of behaviour, at least with respect to whatever unit or elements of the security forces was involved, has become normalised, much as the photographs at Abu Ghraib taught us the same lesson about things that were going on in our military in Iraq at the time.
Outside forces would eventually exploit those grievances to promote a violent reaction. It does seem that something like that, at least on a small scale, has happened. We do want to support the government of Burma in protecting its people and its borders. We want to help them do it the right way. That means not falling into the trap of an indiscriminate response that fuels recruitment for groups that may be using violence.
Everyone is quite bullish about the Myanmar market.
I'd say this video throws a stick in the spokes.
You cannot just look at one incident and think, that's the whole thing that is happening. Come back with something concrete, and we will give you back something concrete.
I will say there are so many 'isolated incidents' in Rakhine state.
We don't make anything here. The stuff we eat, we wear and we use is all from China. Every Saturday morning there is a farmers' market, but almost all of the vendors are from China.
It is a tool used to dissuade farmers from seeking justice.
The military should give up and return the lands they don't need for the military projects. They have no rights to do business in those areas. But finding a solution will be very long process.
But it could be prioritising legal reform that ensures land laws protect farmers.
We don't dare to enter the CP area because they made a fence.
I sued them because we already told them: 'If you want to work here, you have to follow the discipline of the Eastern Command'. But they have the mindset that this is their own land.
This case is not only about the farmers in this place, this is a national problem.
We won in the election with the manifesto which clearly said we would sort out the land problem, so we cannot stay in power without finding a solution.
Although it's proper to highlight the situation in Myanmar itself, it's also very important to look at the situation of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh and here in Malaysia, where there is a lot we can still do to make their lives more secure and safer.
This is the first of its kind. I'm blown away.
We're seeing feathers still attached to the tail, and we can see how they attach, the shapes that they have down to the micrometer scale, and things like pigment patterns within the feathers.
Quite clearly, there is a major domestic political dimension to this, as Najib positions himself as the champion of downtrodden Muslims in the region, which he and United Malays National Organization (UMNO) obviously believe will be popular in the Malay Muslim heartland. And of course, talking about the Rohingya is a good way to change the subject from the 1MDB scandal.
Rohingya people are hoping something may change in Myanmar - and also in Malaysia where many of us live.
We want to tell Aung San Suu Kyi, enough is enough... We must and we will defend Muslims and Islam. We want the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) to act. Please do something. The U.N. do something. The world cannot sit and watch genocide taking place.
How can this be? We should be allowed to discuss everything.
Companies, not schemes, bear the primary responsibility for ensuring that supply chains are responsible.
The facts suggest potential sanctions risk for the parties involved.
Myanmar is not considered a conflict-affected area by CFSI...As long as smelters present a certified sourcing document, that's acceptable for us.
We certainly buy tin indirectly from Myanmar. We don't specifically pay attention to where they source their materials from.
The Rakhine issue is an internal affair. We cannot accept interference from outsiders. We don't need foreigners for our internal affairs. This shows how the government mishandles the case.
The situation illustrates that the NLD-led government has made little progress towards improving transparency and accountability since it took office in March 2016.
The government's response suggests that it either has no control over the still-powerful military, or considers protecting the ethnic minority as too politically charged in light of the country's vocal Buddhist nationalist majority.
The Myanmar government says the claims are all fabricated but they are not fabricated. This movement has to continue, to pressure the government to stop the killing.
I think the feedback on the ground already sounds like a pretty weak outlook in terms of the corporate sector, especially from the SMEs [small and medium-sized enterprises] so I think there's some anticipation that there'll be some additional help on that front, either on the cost side or in terms of helping them tap growth markets in the region, so it could be Myanmar or Indochina.
I am expecting a more stimulative fiscal budget for 2017. I think the feedback on the ground already sounds like a pretty weak outlook in terms of the corporate sector, especially from the SMEs [small and medium-sized enterprises] so I think there's some anticipation that there'll be some additional help on that front, either on the cost side or in terms of helping them tap growth markets in the region, so it could be Myanmar or Indochina.
The cabinet decided today that we should proceed with our match tomorrow.
While we've known for a while that Myanmar will be the host, this (decision) is based on recent reports from Rakhine that showed proof of attacks, that reportedly show evidence of genocide. We must continue to speak up.
The international community misunderstood us because of Rohingya lobbyists who distributed fabricated news. No one in the world would accept attacks on security forces, killings and looting of weapons.
Our government is working on solving the problem in Rakhine State.
We remain concerned by reports of ongoing violence and displacement in northern Rakhine State.
Despite our border guards' sincere effort to prevent the influx, thousands of distressed Myanmar citizens including women, children and elderly people continue to cross border in to Bangladesh. Thousands more have been reported to be gathering at the border crossing.
There is already a saving tradition in Myanmar whereby families leave one scoop of rice before they cook to donate to another family later. We're trying to apply this tradition to women's income - but instead of donating the extra income, you save it for the future.
So when a disaster strikes, women's options are more limited than men's.
There was a group of people from our village who crossed the river by boat to come here, but suddenly the boat sank.
Difficult as it is for the Bangladesh government to absorb large numbers, it seems to me there is no other choice, because the only other choice is death and suffering. For now, the only thing that can be done is to assist and protect them.
I raised this issue in the cabinet last week. I will do so again this week and stand guided by decision.
In 1980, we withdrew from the Olympic Games that is more prestigious to protest the invasion of Soviet troops on Afghanistan.
But whatever they decide, we must continue to speak up.
During the training, we told them how to give instructions to patients on how to avoid sexually transmitting Zika.
You have to give them information, good information, what is going on, and it's the couple's choice.
They are using our country, our region as a base...with the intention of disrupting the area, causing unrest, chaos in the area, they are doing this to get international attention, to pressure Myanmar.
The ethnic Rakhine asked the government to protect them in the Muslim-majority region. If we have enough police force, we can give more security to them.
No one in the village has had enough sleep since last month. We were scared when we heard people shouting and dogs barking in the middle of the night.
These Muslims are trying to abuse our Buddhist women and people, so I want to protect our country from them.
These Muslims never follow the laws. They are trying to seize land and extend their territory in northern Rakhine and kill Rakhine ethnics.
I have some Muslim friends, they are not bad people, and we have no problems.
This is a recipe for rights abuses against the Rohingya. The Burmese government is foolhardy to think they will be able to control the local recruits operating on a basis of bias against the Rohingya people.
I don't care about salary.
All of them tried to enter Bangladesh and came by two engine-operated boats. Now we have beefed up our patrolling and additional forces have been engaged to ensure security in the border area.
The villagers have become insurgents, including women in the village.
Early Tuesday, 86 Rohingya including 40 women and 25 children were pushed back by the BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) from the Teknaf border point. All of them tried to enter Bangladesh and came by two engine-operated boats. Now we have beefed up our patrolling and additional forces have been engaged to ensure security in the border area.
I wish to express my deep concern over the recent violence in northern Rakhine State, which is plunging the state into renewed instability and creating new displacement. All communities must renounce violence and I urge the security services to act in full compliance with the rule of law.
(The) post was intended to defame my personal dignity, (it's a) misrepresentation and it has disturbed my activities.
I'm really sorry to hear about the sacking of the Myanmar Times reporter. Actually we didn't make any personal attack on her, but just highlighted she didn't reach other reliable sources and it led to a one-sided news article based on unreliable sources.
The best way to prove or disprove allegations of rights abuses is to allow independent media to probe the accusations.
It's extremely concerning and unacceptable that representatives of the democratically elected government would use social media and bullying tactics to suppress stories about important issues like gender-based violence in conflict.
Rather than trying to shut down reports that it doesn't like, the government should respect press freedom and permit journalists to do their jobs by investigating what is really happening on the ground.
Suddenly there is interest. It's still a really hard environment to get financing, but there are a handful of companies in the world that are seeing an opportunity.
Some have documents (such as receipts showing they have paid tax on the land they use), but don't have the documents required under current law to protect them against investors who want to buy up the land.
Under the Land Acquisition Act, the government can take land for public purposes, but the government has failed to do proper notice and consultation, and provide proper compensation as required by law.
There's no logical way of committing rape in the middle of a big village of 800 homes, where insurgents are hiding.
We're also helping her by giving her psychiatric treatment because she's worried about her pregnancy.
So far as we have heard from the CAD staff on the Manaung Island things are normal there, so we're not doing anything.
The Ministry of Health will issue a statement soon advising married women in Yangon to avoid having pregnancies in six months.
We've been conducting extensive awareness campaigns and anti-mosquito measures across the country by coordinating and cooperating with other ministries and the media. We're doing this together with anti-dengue measures.
Condolences for the dead, offering assistance to the bereaved families and announcing action against those responsible after a systematic probe.
After several days with no access to these areas, WFP hopes to be able to resume its regular support for some 37,000 people by next week.
The Burmese government has a responsibility to search for and arrest those who attacked the border posts. But it is required to do so in a manner that respects human rights, ensures that the area's people get the aid they need, and allows journalists and rights monitors into the area.
I'm afraid because the Muslims have weapons now.
We hope that the situation will improve as soon as possible so that humanitarian organisations can restart vital programmes to assist all communities in Rakhine state.
Villagers are scared about their security because their hostile neighbours have a huge population.
Even though before I lived in a small house of bamboo, lit by candles, my family did not have any worries. Now, everyday, I have all these pressures. I can't find happiness here.
It "should be recognized that this is actually the most advanced, transparent and comprehensive resettlement process which has ever occurred in Myanmar. But as with all such projects, there are always lessons to be learned. Government capacity to handle these large projects is seriously lacking.
(It) will be completed in no time.
If they do not agree we will not give them our land.
If the second phase of Thilawa goes forward in its current state it gives a green light to irresponsible and harmful investment.
We've just found the exact location of the sunken boat, and now we're trying to salvage it using heavy-duty cranes.
If you look at the countries that are involved in One Belt One Road, there's developed Asian countries and there're less developed Asian countries. From Ontario Teachers' standpoint, we would be less likely to get involved in Myanmar than we would a more developed market.
Necessary action will be taken against the responsible police officials for their negligence, which led to the loss of the lives of police personnel and the loss of weapons.
I heard from witnesses that the boat was packed with at least 300 passengers, despite its official capacity of around 120.
Indonesia is very internally focussed right now ... Thailand is very internally focussed, and Malaysia has a rolling political crisis. I don't know exactly what direction the Philippines is headed; Singapore has a lot strategic thinkers but it's a city state; I don't think you can really count on Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar to provide the strategic engine for ASEAN.
All of the security forces are deployed in Maungdaw, so we are not worried about security. Everything is fine.
The state counsellor instructed us to handle this issue cautiously in accordance with the law.
I have determined that the situation that gave rise to the national emergency with respect to Burma has been significantly altered by Burma's substantial advances to promote democracy, including historic elections in November 2015.
When you are trying to invest in Burma, please don't think you have to go with a suitcase bursting with dollar bills.
In part because of the progress we've seen over the last several months, I indicated after consulting with Daw Suu that the United States is now prepared to lift sanctions we've imposed upon Burma for quite some time. It is the right thing to do in order to ensure the people of Burma see the rewards from a new way of doing business and a new government.
When we have more economic development, grassroots-level people will have more hope to have a better life in the future. The current economic situations really hurt the grassroots-level people right now.
If the issue is leverage, the decision makes almost no sense. Obama and Suu Kyi just took important tools out of their collective tool kit for dealing with the Burmese military, and threw them into the garbage.
The original focus of sanctions was to bring Myanmar to where it is now, a country with a recognized democratically elected government. Sanctions were imposed in the aftermath of the 1990 election when the military rejected the vote results.
Lifting restrictions on doing business with Burma's military and its corporate enterprises, as well as the friends and cronies who been enriched by their decades of rule, is not the right thing to do. It benefits largely them, and few others, and certainly not the people of Burma in general.
While we certainly appreciate the work Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has done to ensure a democratic transition in Burma, I am somewhat appalled by her dismissive reaction to concerns I raised this morning about the problem of human trafficking in her country.
Lifting all sanctions now will embolden the Myanmar military and its partners. This decision was hasty and fails to recognize political realities on the ground.
Obama and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi just took important tools out of their collective tool kit for dealing with the Burmese military, and threw them into the garbage.
We want to make sure that everybody who is entitled to citizenship is accorded citizenship as quickly and as fairly as possible. This is what we are trying to do in Rakhine.
We are sincere in trying to bring together the different communities.
We would like to invite all of you to come to see country to see why you should invest there and to see how you can invest there in such a way that you can benefit from it as much as we can.
I think this will give the United States, our businesses, our nonprofit institutions greater incentive to invest and participate in what we hope will be an increasingly democratic and prosperous partner for us in the region.
China firmly upholds a friendly policy towards Myanmar and supports Myanmar's national reconciliation process.
Rakhine state is in Myanmar and our country has its own sovereignty and there is no way we can accept a commission that is formed by foreigners.
We don't want this commission because we don't want a foreigner's human rights perspectives without actually understanding and evaluating the history of Rakhine people, and how can they know the root causes of the conflicts.
There is a wound that hurts all of us. And it is because we wish to heal all the wounds of our nation, all the wounds of our people that we look toward Kofi Annan and all the members of the commission to help us to find a way forward.
Whenever the United Nations' representatives ... came here, they never stood for Rakhine and didn't do the true reports from Rakhine side.
If all those who play a part ... in the peace process cultivate the wisdom to reconcile differing views for the good of the people ... we will surely be able to build the democratic federal union of our dreams. Only if we are all united, our country will be at peace. Only if our country is at peace, will we be able to stand on equal footing with other countries in our region and across the world.
The government said these three groups would be accepted only if they announce that they will 'give up the policy of armed struggle.
The overall humanitarian impact has been relatively low despite the earthquake's magnitude. No major needs have been identified and there has so far been no request for international assistance.
We continue to provide assistance to injured people, but we don't see this as a major disaster.
They're very quaint, but they don't withstand earthquakes very well.
Two young girls died when a pagoda collapsed on a river bank. One man died in a Pakokku tobacco factory when the roof collapsed on him.
Most of the reports of damage have been to the pagodas in the area with dozens impacted. There have also been reports of damage to smaller, more basic buildings including a collapsed wall and a destroyed roof. Several of our staff who have lived in this part of Myanmar their whole lives said it was the strongest earthquake they've ever felt.
It will be sold as single origin and as special coffee that we're offering.
The core assets that we operate in the Gulf of Thailand are a core part of Chevron's portfolio and we have intention of it remaining a core part of our portfolio. We are not leaving Thailand.
We are focusing our resources on our operated assets. We're happy to keep it if the market value of it is not what we think it should be.
If the Chinese leaders bring up a specific issue like the controversial Myitsone mega-dam project, of course we'll explain to them what we've been doing.
We're mainly focusing on providing healthcare to the victims and ensuring their access to clean drinking water and non-food items.
There are a lot of villages, particularly across the delta, which have lost almost all of their agricultural land to land grabs.
The land grabs were done by the (junta) government, with most of it going to the military, companies, government departments and ministries.
The court martial found that they violated the rules, failing to follow certain procedures, that led to the death of the victims during the interrogation.
Every soldier has to follow rules and regulations while investigating prisoners or detainees regardless of whether they are related to insurgents or regular citizens. The military would take action against the perpetrators according to the law. The military will take the best care and support of the victims' families.
This behavior will help promote the military's respect among the people.
I feel like this time is very different from the previous five years I've attended this ceremony.
She only wants to give orders. She is not interested in listening to those who have opinions other than her own. She has equated her own destiny to the destiny of the country.
For the next generation, peace is the best legacy to pass on. Our country will develop only if it has peace.
She is so different from what she was before. People are really questioning who she really is now.
It has got to be tempting for a woman with a huge to-do list to accumulate power in her own hands, to ignore the niceties of consultation and drive-through solutions: that would be a mistake in a brittle young democracy like Myanmar.
The government and people have been trying hard for our country. We don't want anything that negatively affects our country's economy and our businesses. We are all putting so much energy in the country's transition period and we want encouragement instead of blame.
The censor board found 'Twilight Over Burma' can cause disunity among national races so they decided by vote that this film shouldn't be allowed for public showing.
There are certain criteria used for censoring Myanmar films. An important point is that issues that can affect unity among national races shouldn't be allowed.
In terms of the safety and security of our systems, the safety of our citizens and the information concerning them, it's absolutely necessary.
Myanmar, in a way, resembles Vietnam maybe 10 to 25 years ago. It has a huge young population, growing wealth, growing GDP, and more of those people have expendable income.
I couldn't sleep last night. Our president U Htin Kyaw's speech is something we have never heard before in the country.
While it's without question that [the Rohingya] continue to face persecution, we did not determine that it was on the level of genocide.
There is no reason for causing unemployment if the government employees take jobs in accordance with existing laws, rules and regulations.
It's the same here. She will lead the party, so she will lead the government formed by that party.
I think the military also understands that they (some ministries) are not necessary. Their collaboration is an improvement in the parliament.
Taking positions is not that important any more…In the United States there are many famous lawmakers in the parliament who are very influential, but they don't take any position in the cabinet.
General Aung San is the father of the military. Aung San Suu Kyi is born from two Burmese citizens. It's sad that they said she is a foreigner.
We will have a new democratic president tomorrow anyway. The people will prevail.
Structural and systemic flaws in Burma's constitution, which includes the reservation of 25 percent of parliamentary seats for the military, which in part allows for the Burmese military to ensure that one of its nominees will either be president or vice president.
We will hold on the national reconciliation policy no matter what the military decides. We will try to work with the military for national reconciliation.
We will propose the vice presidential candidates tomorrow in both Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaw.
We only have the news from Facebook.
It was like a dream because Daw Aung San Suu Kyi fought alone against the military - and then she won. It did not only shake Myanmar, it shook the whole world.
This will be different.
We have high expectations for Aung San Suu Kyi and her government to negotiate with the army chief - without the military's involvement it will be impossible to end the fighting across the country.
This is in many ways a momentous opportunity for the people of Burma. We had been very focused on this election. It is a critical milestone in evaluating Burma's democratic transition.
He will have no authority. He will act in accordance with the decisions of the party.
The process went better than many expected beforehand. It is also true, however, that more is needed, more reforms are needed to ensure truly genuine elections can take place in the future.
That is the only way to do it, because in any democratic country, it's the leader of the winning party who becomes the leader of the government and if this constitution doesn't allow it, then we'll have to make arrangements so that we can proceed along usual democratic lines.
As you look at me and listen to me, please remember the often-repeated truth that one prisoner of conscience is one too many.
We have the responsibility and the capacity to firmly safeguard stability in the border area between the two countries, to protect the life and property of our people.
Many NLD leaders are weak at criticising the views of Aung San Suu Kyi. So all party decisions are dependent on just Aung San Suu Kyi and become a burden to her. If the NLD continues like this it will become just like an autocratic system.
I hope that after the conference the party will become stronger and more democratic. I believe that.
We're running out of time here. There is a huge risk that diarrhoeal disease, cholera and so on could start to spread, because there is a lack of clean drinking water, a lack of sanitation facilities. This could be a huge problem and it could lead to a second phase which could be as deadly as the cyclone.
The speech she gave today in the house shows that democracy is always at risk – nothing can be taken for granted! Therefore the appeal to us, is not only to look at democracy in her country, but all over in the world! This is a very important message!
From the private sector interest, I think the U.S. feel that they've been behind the curve, behind the Europeans and ASEAN and China and so on. So this is catch-up time for the US, and especially for US businesses. I think the president's visit will be utilised by the private sector of the Americans to try to pursue their economic and commercial interest.
Our goal is to sustain the momentum for democratisation. That includes building credible government institutions, establishing rule of law, ending ethnic conflicts and ensuring that the people of this country have access to greater education, healthcare and economic opportunity.
We do not want investment to mean greater inequality. We want investment to mean, quite simply, jobs. As many jobs as possible.
The EU steps are premature and unfortunate, since it will diminish the EU's leverage with the Burmese government. Essentially, in our view, the EU member countries are ditching measures that have motivated the current progress on human rights.
The images that I've seen on camera are not conclusive at all. But it's very encouraging that we found a wooden crate in the same area where the Americans buried the Spitfires. The water is muddy. It's causing problems. We can't see through the water. As I said, we have to pump the water out before we can give you more information.
The UN security council strongly deplores the use of violence against peaceful demonstrations in Myanmar.
I've not seen any intimidation of people this time.
After leaving North Korea I lived in Beijing for a few months, also Myanmar and Thailand, so I saw all kind of things we don't have in our country: roads full of cars and skyscrapers, shops and food. But I feel lucky, my journey was easier than my friends.
We've not taken any options off the table, but the burden of responsibility rests with the government here in Burma (now Myanmar). It is clear that the international community has spoken with one voice today, and wants to see both increased aid and increased access to the affected areas in Burma.
I am optimistic. In fact, I am very optimistic, not only because the commitments that have been made but also because UNICEF just yesterday received approval for six of our international staff who have been in the country to actually go and visit the affected area in the Irrawady Delta.
I asked for visas for our people; they have accepted to extend the visas. I also heard and that is a positive move, that they were ready to allow permissions and to allow visas for people coming with particular individual programmes and planning and that they could show the planning they had and the programme they had, they would allow visas and permissions, so there is something on the move.
We now estimate that two million people face famine or disease as a result of the lack of co-operation by the Burmese authorities. We are doing everything we can to make aid and assistance available. It is now for the Burmese authorities to respond to what everyone is saying all over the world. The eyes of the world are now upon Burma.
The problem is, we are all facing restrictions with international staff, so with a few exceptions the government is insisting we run operations with national staff.
We have to use all means to help those people. The United Nations charter opens some avenues if things cannot be resolved in order to get humanitarian aid to arrive.
As we all know, those matters, like the ethnic conflicts that have plagued this country for the past 60 years, have not been resolved. So I think just to barge ahead without paying any attention to these unresolved problems is a very risky and dangerous move.
We will be vocal and tough on the question of releasing finally Aung San Suu Kyii and other political detainees, and we also want to ask them to have this national convention open to all the political parties.
What you guys have done means that the work I'm doing is important. And I'm really proud of that. I'm really proud of all of you.
To get the country to be as we want it and to get good governance for the people, we will abolish unnecessary factors. Then people can live and work together peacefully. We want to give people rights and this is what we will try to do.
I think the government is quite comfortable with the close link that I have with the United States because they understand that I do not wish to use our friendly relation to the United States to in any way hurt the situation in Burma.
I urged them to stop the prosecution of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders. It is a setback to the international community's efforts to provide a helping hand to Myanmar at this time.
This is one of the most moving days of my life. I stand here now strong in the knowledge that I am among friends who will be with us as we continue with our task of building a nation that offers peace and prosperity and basic human rights protected by the rule of law to all who dwell within its realms.
I don't think we can consider it a genuinely free and fair election if we take into consideration what has been going on in the last couple of months, but still as we wish to work towards national reconciliation we will try to tolerate what has happened.
We are not at the point yet that we can consider lifting sanctions that we have in place, because of our ongoing concerns about policies that have to be reversed.
Democracy is the goal. That has been the goal from the very beginning. Yet we know that it has been a long and very difficult path that has been followed. We do see openings today.
Despite many years of isolation and repression, our people can still boast a social, political and economic awareness that given a sufficient latitude would bring our country in line with positive developments in the rest of the world.
Australia and the United States will continue to work together to establish an international commission of inquiry to hold those leaders of Burma accountable for human rights violations, continuing persecution of ethnic minorities.
During the past 6 years we've made great strides in elevating and expanding this partnership, but I think we all agree we can still do more. That's why the United States is committed to strengthening ASEAN both as an institution and as a community of nations bound by our shared interests and values.
In partnership, you know, it's not about coming to impose it's coming to say: these are the things we know. European countries represented here, European businesses represented here, from all over the EU know very well the journey that has to be taken for a nation to come from oppression to freedom, and they want to support this country on that journey.
I am here to encourage you to invest in the right way, in the truly responsible way, which is taking into consideration the political and legal dimensions of investment.