Weekly Roundup, Episode 98

AHRC TV opens with the historic national elections that have just concluded in Burma. Despite some serious flaws, observers have declared the elections “reasonably free and fair”. Aung San SuuKyi and her NLD party have won a stunning outright majority of the votes.

This comes 25 years after Burma’s last democratic election which SuuKyi’s NLD also won with a landslide, but which the Military refused to recognise. SuuKyi subsequently spent almost two decades under house arrest.

Next, AHRC TV reports on the recommendations coming out Nepal’s Universal Periodic Review. As Nepal largely failed to implement the recommendations provided in the first UPR cycle, the same recommendations have now been proposed during this second cycle.

Finally, in this week’s programme, four Hong Kong-based publishers, known for publishing sensationalist books critical of Mainland China leaders and their families and cronies, have disappeared, leading to suspicious they have been detained by mainland authorities.

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