Meeting with Burmese MPs
I had the great privilege yesterday to meet with three new MPs, all former political prisoners, from Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy.
The fact they were allowed to contest elections – and won their seats – speaks volumes about the extent of change in Burma under President Thein Sein.
The MPs told me they welcomed Australia’s recent decision to ease sanctions against Burma but asked that we continue to monitor closely the human rights situation there. We will certainly do that.