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The path to democracy is providing both opportunities and challenges for Myanmar, the nation's leader told the UN General Assembly on Thursday.
President U Thein Sein said his country is resolutely pursuing political, social and economic reforms.
"Despite the challenges, we can now witness encouraging progress and significant developments in the country. They include granting of amnesties to prisoners; the coming back with dignity of the exiled political forces; the successful convening of 2012 by-elections in a free, fair and transparent manner; the abolition of censorship of media- the fourth estate; freedom of internet access; the establishment of workers’ and employers’ organizations and the increased participation of the people in the political process.” (Duration: 40″)
Myanmar, formerly Burma, has been undertaking a series of reforms since the formation of a new government in April 2011.