UK to suspend Burma sanctions

The Prime Minister has said that the UK will "suspend, but not lift" sanctions on Burma. He was speaking at a joint press conference with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Rangoon.

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Cameron urged to relax sanctions on Burma

Malaysian prime minister Najib Tun Razak urged David Cameron to ease sanctions on Burma, saying he believes the democratic reforms in the country are genuine.

Speaking of Burma's President Thein Sein, he said:

I really do believe first of all that he is sincere.This has been supported by Aung San Suu Kyi's own personal remarks about him...We need to support a man like President Thein Sein so he will be supported by the community, because there will be elements who want to take a much more conservative approach.

Mr Cameron is expected to signal the easing of sanctions against the country as he delivers a message of support to Aung San Suu Kyi later today.

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