|US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Mr Tom Malinowski (L) and National League for Democracy Chairperson Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (R) meet in Nay Pyi Taw on January 15, 2015. Photo: NLD|
A tops US official has stepped into the controversy over the Myanmar government’s invalidation of temporary ID cards, saying the move did not help with reconciliation.
|US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Mr Tom Malinowski, fourth from left, talks with local human rights activists in Yangon about democratic reforms on January 13, 2015 during his recent visit to Myanmar. Photo: U.S. Embassy Rangoon|
A commentator with America’s influential Council on Foreign Relations has written a column that expresses concern over opinion that the coming national elections could be “waylaid.”
|US Assistant Secretary of State Mr Tom Malinowski shares photos at Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp in Kachin on January, 2015. Photo: U.S. Embassy Rangoon|
YANGON (AFP) - The use of faith for political ends is "playing with fire" said US Assistant Secretary of State Mr Tom Malinowski, as the American diplomat decried Myanmar’s growing religious intolerance on January 16.