Sunday, December 4, 2011

Myanmar News:

A law for peaceful protest

December 5, 2011
RANGOON. Burma's President Thein Sein has signed a law that will allow citizens of Burma to request permission to stage peaceful protests for the first time, the BBC has reported. All protests were previously banned in Burma.

This is the latest reform measure taken by the first civilian-elected government since the military junta handed over power earlier this year.

According to the law, anyone planning a protest must request approval five days before the demonstration from the police, who can deny permission but must offer a reason for doing so.
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton toured Burma last week. She met the President and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The women vowed to promote democratic reforms in Burma.

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