The European Union and Canada have announced a new set of sanctions against seven members of the Burmese military, two of whom have been sacked for underperformance.
John Baird ‘cautiously optimistic’ and will arrive on Thursday for meetings with President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi
Opposition leader says sanctions from western countries have pushed Burma’s rulers along the path of democratic reform
Canada’s governor general ‘looking forward to engaging’ new Burmese ambassador on issues of human rights and democratic development
Ron Zakreski freed after nearly three weeks in custody in Burma and says he was unaware he had crossed over the border
Ron Zakreski to be taken to Rangoon but is expected to be charged and deported after entering Burma illegal on 24 March
Police source says that Ron Zakreksi will be sent to Rangoon for investigation after senior government officials are alerted to his arrest
Canada invited Burma’s newly free democracy leader to visit to accept honorary citizenship, one of a list of accolades during years under house arrest.