01 Jun '11, 11am

@AsiaTodayNews US Senator McCain visits Myanmar to assess reform: YANGON - US SEN John McCain bega... - #Asia #News

@AsiaTodayNews US Senator McCain visits Myanmar to assess reform: YANGON - US SEN John McCain bega... - #Asia #News

US Sen John McCain (above) began a brief trip to Myanmar on Wednesday to assess the situation in the country after a new civilian government promising reform took over from a military junta several months ago. -- PHOTO: REUTERS YANGON - US SEN John McCain began a brief trip to Myanmar on Wednesday to assess the situation in the country after a new civilian government promising reform took over from a military junta several months ago. Rights groups and critics say little has changed since the new government took power in March. They say the new government is simply a proxy for the military and little has been done to address widespread abuses or to free more than 2,000 political prisoners remaining behind bars. Mr McCain arrived in the administrative capital, Naypyitaw, where he is expected to meet one of the nation's vice presidents as well as lawmakers, a Myanmar governm...

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