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Burma: UK's William Hague urges further reforms

British Foreign Secretary William Hague will call on Burma's leaders to release more political prisoners during his visit to the country.

Last year Burmese President Thein Sein began a series of liberalising measures, including opening talks with the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Speaking before his arrival, Mr Hague welcomed the "encouraging" steps taken by the government and urged it to do more after years of hardline military rule.

Tom Esslemont reports.

  • 05 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia