Washington

RVISION September 15, 2016

President Barack Obama has told Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi that US economic sanctions against her country will be lifted, and trade preferences reinstated to provide duty-free treatment for goods from the Asian nation. Obama announced the lifting of sanctions, which he said would take place “soon” and would help unleash Myanmar’s […]

RVISION January 20, 2016

Washington – Deputy Secretary Blinken traveled to Naypyitaw on January 18 to meet with leaders of the current and incoming governments in the wake of the country’s historic national elections at the end of last year. The Deputy Secretary was joined by Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski. In […]

RVISION February 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is criticizing Myanmar’s decision to invalidate temporary citizenship cards for minority Rohingya Muslims. Top State Department envoy on human rights, Tom Malinowski, registered his concern in a tweet Thursday. He wrote that invalidating the so-called white cards is counter to hoped-for reconciliation in Arakan (Rakhine) State and inclusive elections. Many […]