Myanmar moves forward following historic elections

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Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Myanmar is facing a number of challenges as it transitions to a freer and fairer society according to the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country.

Tomás Ojea Quintana says the democratic election was a positive step forward. He hopes the outcome, which includes a parliamentary seat won by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, will help the country with its reforms. The Special Rapporteur says human rights in Myanmar have to be respected and the fighting in parts of the country has to stop.

Julie Walker spoke with Mr. Ojea Quintana about what lies ahead for Myanmar, as well as the situation in the country right now.

Duration:  3’33″

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