Congressional Gold Medal for Suu Kyi; Indian and Myanmarese armies delegations meet, to discus cross-border issues
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  • In a show of international support to Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi was conferred the Congressional Gold Medal by the US House of Representatives1. The European Union Parliament on its support decided to strengthen the level of sanctions against Myanmar, charging it with poor human rights record. The EU has specifically pointed out the commodity imports as that would threaten Myanmar’s oil revenues2.

    Meanwhile, Myanmarese citizens in Japan and Singapore voted on the draft constitution on April 27. A mock trial was also held in Tokyo with demonstrators charging that the draft constitution was a ploy by the military authorities to stay in power3.

    In other developments, the Myanmarese and the Indian armies’ delegates met on April 23, in order to review the situation on the Myanmar-India border and the efforts taken to prevent trafficking of narcotics and arms and movements of insurgents and anti-social elements4.