"Critical test" ahead for Myanmar governmentListen /
By-elections scheduled for April to fill parliamentary seats in Myanmar will be a "critical test" for the government as it carries out political reforms in the country.
That's the assessment of Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN Human Rights expert on Myanmar who has just concluded a six-day visit to the Asian country.
Myanmar held general elections in 2010 and a civilian government was installed last year after many years of military rule.
The UN expert went to Myanmar to assess the country's human rights situation as a follow-up to his last visit in August 2011.
Mr. Quintana gave his impressions of the situation in Myanmar to Patrick Maigua.