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More information about our work in Myanmar: More information about CITES and Myanmar can be found at:. The authorities further restricted humanitarian access throughout the country. Burma Campaign UK Since 1962 Burma has been governed by army dictatories. A number of changes were initiated by the regime, which wanted to end penalties and its state as an independent entity while retaining full power over the state. A non-democratic constitutional system that legalized the regime with a civil front was the first stage in this transition underway.

Shifting from a straightforward army to a" normal" dictatorial regim. The National League for Democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership won a landslide election in November 2015. Thus the more than fifty years of army domination came to an end. Myanmar now has a dual system of government and democratic government.

A NLD administration will certainly be better than a straight forward army administration, but that does not mean that Burma is now a democratic country. Rather, the election was a further stage in the meticulously designed shift of the army from a straight forward army regime to a dual army and civil regime that is acceptable to the global community and parts of Burma's population.

Burma's 2008 constitution was designed by the Burmese army to give the impression of being democratic while retaining absolute and absolute command of the war. The Constitution will force the new National League for Démocracy administration to divide the force with the army, and it will have very little means of preventing some of the most serious violations of fundamental freedoms.

It will remain in the hands of the armed forces in areas such as the policing, intelligence and much of the judiciary. It will be able to escape the scrutiny of any civil regime and will be able to perpetuate the attack on nationalities. Militaries are still entitled to 25% of parliamentary seat guarantees, which means that they will remain vetoed the constitutional effort for more democracy.

Burma's armed forces continue to perpetrate serious violations of fundamental freedoms, which include violating civilian life, violating the law through the use of force, violating the law, violating the law, raping, torture, execution, hard labor, the use of children's troops and deliberate attacks on individuals. Myanmar is a land of many different races and faiths, but the armed forces see it as a menace and refuse to grant Burma's minority communities justice and shelter.

We cannot have Burma as a democratic country or as a place of permanent freedom and security until the prerogatives of the indigenous population are safeguarded and their demand for greater independence is met.

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