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National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has urged university students to get involved in politics and said efforts to prevent them doing so were undemocratic.

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MEMBERS of the committee for scrutinizing remaining political prisoners say that only five of 130 detainees whose release was recommended in a list sent to President U Thein Sein late last year have regained their freedom.

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Presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut has defended a law used to arrest of scores of political activists, saying it was needed to ensure that protests did cause unnecessary disruption in public places.

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In one of the biggest demonstrations in Myanmar in years, thousands of protesters gathered in central Yangon on January 5 to demand the repeal of laws blamed for violating human rights.

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Political parties representing Myanmar’s ethnic minorities have called for constitutional amendments that would give states and regions more financial independence, Mizzima has been told.

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MYANMAR’S nominally civilian government seems poised to release up to 39 political prisoners by the end of the year.