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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Nov. 27

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Nov. 27 SYDNEY -- Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney Wednesday, starting her five-day visit to Australia to encourage global interest in further democratic reform in her country. The National League for Democracy leader will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and make several speeches, including the first one at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday evening. ( Australia-Aung San Suu Kyi) ----

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Australia for visit

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Australia for visit SYDNEY, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney Wednesday, starting her five-day visit to Australia to encourage global interest in further democratic reform in her country. The National League for Democracy leader will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and make several speeches, including the first one at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday evening.

IMF chief to pay first visit to Myanmar

IMF chief Christine Lagarde will next month pay her first visit to Myanmar as the once authoritarian government pursues reforms that have fueled growth, the global lender said Tuesday. Lagarde will visit Myanmar's showcase capital Naypyidaw and its largest city Yangon during the December 6-7 visit, which will come after stops in South Korea and Cambodia.

Myanmar rejects UN Rohingya citizenship appeal

Myanmar said Thursday it will not grant citizenship to Muslims identifying themselves as Rohingya, despite renewed pressure by the United Nations which describes the stateless minority as among the world's most persecuted. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya are estimated to live in Myanmar, mostly in western Rakhine state, which has been rocked by several bouts of deadly sectarian violence. Myanmar views the Rohingya in Rakhine as illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and denies them citizenship.

Myanmar releases 69 political prisoners

Myanmar's government announced Friday the release of 69 political prisoners from 18 different jails across the country, under the latest amnesty to be granted by reformist President Thein Sein. Thein Sein pledged to the international community in July that there would be no political prisoners in Myanmar by the end of the year. The prisoners being released within the day are mostly members or supporters of ethnic rebel groups.

With 'loving kindness', Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar released 69 political prisoners on Friday in an amnesty the government described as an act of "loving kindness" in line with President Thein Sein's promise to free all prisoners of conscience by year-end. The amnesty was one of at least a dozen the reformist, quasi-civilian government has granted since taking over in March 2011 from a military leadership.

Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

Hundreds of political prisoners have been freed since 2011 and only a few dozen are believed to remain behind bars, although critics say the government is continuing to detain activists and opponents.

Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

Myanmar on Friday said it had released dozens of jailed dissidents, as the fast-changing former pariah state hosts top-level international visitors, including from the European Union. The country pardoned 69 inmates, the latest in a series of releases that have been seen internationally as a key marker of its emergence from military rule. A statement from the president's office said the release was to "respect humanitarian grounds and allow (those freed) to be able to assist in national building by understanding the benevolence and loving kindness of the state".

Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

Myanmar on Friday said it had released dozens of detained activists as the fast-changing former pariah state hosts top-level international visitors, including from the European Union. Some 69 inmates were freed, the latest in a series of releases that have been seen internationally as a key marker of the country's emergence from military rule. The president's office statement said the release was to "respect humanitarian grounds and allow (those freed) to be able assist in national building by understanding the benevolence and loving kindness of the state".
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