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David Cameron has landed in Burma in what is believed to be the first ever visit to the former colony by a British Prime Minister.
David Cameron has said of Burma that "here is one bright light, that we should encourage." The Prime Minister's visit to Burma is the latest effort to bring the country back into the international fold after taking tentative steps to restoring democracy.
David Cameron is expected to signal the easing of sanctions against Burma tomorrow as he makes a historic visit to the country. Mr Cameron will reportedly deliver a message of support to democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi in person.
David Cameron has continued on the Burma issue at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Ahead of the Prime Minister's visit to Burma tomorrow, Mr Cameron has told a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
David Cameron was welcomed by Malaysian troops and the country's Prime Minister Najib Razakat as part of a ceremony, during his visit to the country.
The Prime Minister praised Indonesia for showing that it was possible to "maintain a democracy" and a "modern economy", without compromising security, at a conference in Jakarta.
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The Prime Minister said he would agree to a suspension of sanctions against Burma during a historic visit to the former colony
The democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi lived in the UK before becoming the head of the Burmese opposition movement.