Myanmar to get $2B World Bank development aid

YANGON, Myanmar, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The World Bank announced a $2 billion, multiyear development aid program for various projects in Myanmar including reforms, energy and healthcare.

Myanmar frustrated by U.N. criticism of Rakhine violence

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Criticism of Myanmar from the top human rights official at the United Nations is totally unacceptable, a Myanmar government spokesman said Friday.

Rights group says Myanmar falling short on promises

PARIS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A French rights consortium said Friday it was upset Myanmar's president didn't release all of the country's political prisoners by New Year's Eve as promised.

Myanmar president backs changes for presidential requirements

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Myanmar President Thein Sein said he backs changing the country's constitution to allow "any citizen" to become president, regardless of family circumstances.

Five activists released in Myanmar amnesty program

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Myanmar released five people Tuesday as part of a pledge by President Thein Sein to free all political prisoners by the end of year, an advocacy group says.
Myanmar releases 69 political prisoners

Myanmar releases 69 political prisoners

YANGON, Myanmar, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Myanmar Friday said it has released 69 political prisoners from more than 12 of its prisons nationwide.

Myanmar releases more political prisoners

YANGON, Myanmar, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Myanmar released 69 prisoners, including an environmental protester and two grandchildren of a former junta leader, ahead of its year-end deadline to release all activists and political detainees.

Children impacted by Myanmar violence

YANGON, Myanmar, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Children are bearing the brunt of the conflict pitting Buddhists against Muslims in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state, UNICEF said.

Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners

MYITKYINA, Myanmar, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Myanmar President Thein Sein Tuesday released 56 political prisoners as part of a plan to free all prisoners of conscious by the year's end, officials said.

China touts Myanmar's potential

BEIJING, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Myanmar is entering a period of development that should encourage foreign investors to warm to the former junta, China's envoy to the nation said Friday.

U.S. monitoring violence in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The United States is "deeply concerned" by reports of violence against minority Muslims in Myanmar's coastal state of Rakhine, the embassy said Wednesday.

Violence forces Myanmar President Thein Sein to cancel stop at Thandwe

THANDWE, Myanmar, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Violence-torn Thandwe in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state was under curfew after days of violence forced President Thein Sein to cancel a trip to the town.

Myanmar hit by Muslim, Buddhist clashes

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Dozens of homes were burned to the ground during clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's restive Rakhine state, an official said Tuesday.

Own reforms, Elders tell Myanmar

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Myanmar needs to take ownership of its own peace initiatives if it's to have any real expectations for the future, members of The Elders said.

Myanmar reform progress troubles London

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- A British delegate said Wednesday before leaving for Myanmar he was "very concerned" about the status of reforms under way in the country.
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Thein Sein (Burmese: သိန်းစိန်, pronounced ; born 20 April 1945) is a Burmese politician and military figure who has been president of Myanmar (Burma) since March 2011. Previously he was Prime Minister from 2007 until 2011.

Thein Sein graduated from the 9th intake of the Defence Services Academy in 1968.

Thein Sein was appointed in April 2007 by the nation's ruling military junta as interim prime minister, replacing Soe Win, who was undergoing medical treatment. Thein Sein became Soe Win's permanent successor on 24 October 2007 after Soe Win's death on 12 October 2007.

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