The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow is currently in Burma and this morning (7.8.2013) addressed an audience at Rangoon University. The speaker is on a working visit with other MPs to Burma.
The visit which includes a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein marks the next stage of support by the UK House of Commons for Burma’s democratic journey.
The speech clearly identifies the challenges that Burma faces and the long road it still has to travel before the respect of human rights and democracy can truly be considered to exist in this country.
To read the speech click here.