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32, Number 3, December 2010, pp. 434-436 (article).
In Myanmar (also known as Burma) a transformation has been underway since November 2010, when the country's army rulers were superseded by a new military-backed civil regime. According to the ruling regime, the regime marked the shift from army to civil democrat. Aung San Suu Kyi, who was hindered from participating, is freed from home detention one weekend after the elections.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been granted permission to use the Net by the state. His inauguration as chairman of a nominal civil administration and the delegation of power to the new administration is completed. Amnestied by the new regime, the new regime releases thousand of detainees, but few of them are still in prison and the move is denied by a right-wing group as "pathetic".
Yang San Suu Kyi is permitted to make a policy trip out of Rangoon; a few day later she will meet President Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw. Thein Sein has suspended the building of the disputed Myitsone embankment, financed by China, which is considered more open to people. Over 200 prisoner politicians are released in a general pardon.
ASEAN has agreed that Burma will take the Chairmanship in 2014. Suu Kyi says she will run for office when her side returns to the parliamentary stage. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is visiting Aung San Suu Kyi and holding discussions with President Thein Sein.
Thein Sein signed a bill that for the first and only allows non-violent march. NLD re-registered as a governing body before the parliamentary by-elections due to take place in early 2012. Burma's government agrees a ceasefire with the Shan insurgents and orders the army to stop operating against the Kachin rebel people.
A truce is signed by the Karen authorities and the Karen insurgents. The following morning several hundred detainees were freed - among them the most eminent politicians in the state, among them 1988 students' protests vets, friars who participated in the 2007 rallies, and ethnically diverse groups of people. United States reacts by relaxing penalties against Myanmar.
EU also agreed to lift most of Myanmar's penalties and opened an agency in the largest town of Yangon. Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi comes to Norway before traveling to the UK to see old boyfriends, families and parliaments.
One of 43 members of the NLD (National League for Democracy) who has won a place in parliament, Aung San Suu Kyi is making her parliamentary début. Burma is removing 2,082 of its blacklists, which prevents those considered a menace to international law from joining or exiting the state. Thein Sein is visiting the United States just after Aung San Suu Kyi travels the United States - she is collecting a medal of honor from Congress.
U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting Myanmar on the first meeting of a U.S. guide. For the first timeframe of almost 50 years, the Myanmar authorities announce that private papers will be licensed in Myanmar from April 2013. For the first the new year in Myanmar starts with a open count down.
It has lifted a 25-year prohibition on the holding of meetings of more than five persons. For the first year in 30 years, the Asian Bank is taking out credits to Myanmar to promote socioeconomic growth. Following week-long battles in the north-east of the state, the Kachin administration and the Kachin rebel tribes agree on an alliance.
Took Thein Sein on his first Europe trip as world warlord. Tin Sein cautions that the regime will use violence to prevent "political opportunists as well as religion extremists" from inciting interfaith hate. In reaction to Myanmar's policy-reforms program, the EU is lifting its residual commercial, financial and sectoral penalties, except those on the sale of weapons.
MEPs have criticised this step as too early and say that it will reduce the EU's influence on Myanmar. According to a recent police statement, there is clear proof of the government's involvement in ethnical cleansings and crimes against Muslims in the state of Rakhine. They are denied by the authorities. Burma concludes a groundbreaking treaty to open its telecommunications networks to international investments.
The US is extending some penalties for another year, saying that despite recent reform, violations and the army's impact on the political and economic spheres. Myanmar's authorities are announcing the release of more than 3,000 detainees, among them former secret service personnel who were allegedly closely associated with former Prime Minister Khin Nyunt.
Suu Kyi says the reform process in the state has" stalled". President Barack Obama is visiting the United States and says he is "optimistic" about the current situation. In Mandalay, after a brief demonstration, the regime has agreed to discuss with the student population a new educational law that they believe restricts academia and enhances key controls.
A number of papers are printing front pages in order to protests against the arrests and detention of Myanmar media.