Calls for blanket amnesty in Myanmar
- Published: 15 Oct 2012 at 17.57
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Myanmar badly needs an international push for socio-economic development to galvanise the country's huge potential, but it would need a blanket amnesty to get six million exiles abroad to return home to help, the Peace Delegation for Motherland says.
The former Myanmar student leaders in exile expressed cautious optimism at the end of a six-week tour of their homeland, saying the country badly needed water and sanitation schemes and a further push for other socio-economic reforms as well as reconciliation with ethnic groups.
"Thein Sein's reforms must be further pushed. Of course government control at all levels is still rigid, from the bottom-up and in various elements," said Htun Aung Gyaw, 63, the first chair of the All Burmese Students' Democratic front (ABSDF).
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