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Myanmar: 1. Please provide an updated overview of the current political climate and security situation in Burma.

23 January 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please provide background information on the ruling party in Myanmar and the political situation in Myanmar situation in general and in particular in respect to the treatment of supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD). 2. Please provide information on whether there are reports on political/student uprisings in 1988. 3. Deleted. 4. Deleted. 5. Please provide information on the claim that monks participated in political activities in Myanmar in September 2007. 6. Is there information that NLD supporters supported the monks by raising funds for them? 7. Is there any information that the monks were arrested and that they were not fed but relied on raised funds for food? 8. Is there any information that the authorities identified political activists through observing those who provided support and funds to the monks while the monks were imprisoned? 9. Is there any information on a petition made by the police to the chairman of the Seaman Employment Control Division demanding that seaman should not get involved in politics? Is there any information on whether and if so how that Division implemented such a petition? 10. Is there any information on the Seaman Employment Control Division requiring the lodgement of a security such as a sum of 12,000,000 kyat, or the signing over of a person's house, as part of a condition of employment? 11. Is there information on a protest in June 2009 involving a protest against the government asking for free elections? Is there any information about persons who attended that march being imprisoned in Insein jail? 12. Please provide general information about the Myanmar police authorities including the level of partisanship or political affiliations. 13. Is there information about the Myanmar police interrogating the spouses of political supporters? 14. Please provide information on what legal grounds, if any, the authorities in Myanmar act in arresting and detaining supporters of the political opposition or NLD. 15. Please provide information on how long political detainees are held in prison in Myanmar and the conditions under which they are held. Is there information on whether political detainees are permitted visits from family? 16. Please provide information on the treatment of failed asylum seekers to Myanmar.

2 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please provide information on the structure and aims of the National League for Democracy (NLD). 2. Please provide an update of the current situation of the NLD, especially in relation to the upcoming elections. 3. Please provide general information on the situation of the Chinese ethnic minority in Burma. 4. Please provide brief information on bribery/corruption, especially in relation to exit procedures.

9 June 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Is Post aware of any allegations of spying for the UK made against locally-engaged staff in the British Embassy in Yangon between 2004 and 2008? 2. Is Post aware of whether locally engaged staff in the British Embassy in Yangon suffered intimidation or harm by the junta, the USDA, the Swan Arr Shin, etc, due to their employment at the British Embassy? 3. Is the Post aware of whether locally engaged staff in the British Embassy in Yangon experienced extreme difficulty obtaining documents from Burmese authorities in order to depart Burma between 2004 and 2008?

21 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Are staff of western embassies in Burma of interest to the Burmese authorities? 2. Would persons of interest to authorities experience difficulties obtaining necessary documents to depart the country? 3. Do returnees to Myanmar have their passport taken upon return so they cannot leave again? 4. Is there current information on whether the government of Myanmar fears spy activity in their country and what they might be doing about it? 5. Is there any information that suggests the Myanmar government is accusing people of spying when there might not be evidence of such activity? 6. Who are the USDA and "Swan Arr Shin"?

1 December 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please provide some background information on the 8-8-88 protests and in particular any information about incidents which took place at Tada Phyu (White Bridge) bus stop at the bank of Inya Lake, shootings at Myenigone junction, and the incident at Kamaryut Police Station which was attacked to rescue a student beaten and arrested at the University religious hall? 2. Please provide some background information on the National League for Democracy (NLD). 3. Is there information on arrests/interrogations of members of NLD who do not have a high profile in 2002 (or thereabouts)? 4. Is there information about people being fired from jobs for involvement in the NLD? 5. Please provide information about the bus fare protests and White Expression Campaign in 2006. 6. What information is there on pressure to join the National Solidarity and Development organisation or sign a referendum? 7. What is the current situation for members of the community who oppose the government? Are arrests common?

29 July 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. What is the status of the Shan and Bamar ethnic groups? 2. Is being a Buddhist consistent with being a military officer in the late 80s/early 90s? 3. Did the uprising in 1988 involve the town of May Myo and did it involve families of the military? 4. What is the SLORC? 5. Do courts, both civil and military issue written notices of charges issued to accused people and are written notices issued in respect of sentences handed down? 6. Do the military release people sentenced for long terms on the basis of being paid bribes?

19 May 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Is it possible to say how likely it is that the Burmese authorities would know of an individual's involvement in a rally in September 2007? 2. Do the authorities monitor the activities of students/other Burmese in Australia? 3. What information is there about the treatment of Burmese nationals who have been overseas for several years upon their return?

14 November 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Myanmar: 1. Please provide information on the current situation for ethnic Karen people in Myanmar and in Rangoon in particular. 2. Are the authorities in Myanmar known to mistreat returnees suspected of involvement in opposition politics? 3. Are Evangelical Christians subject to mistreatment?

13 July 2007 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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