One hundred days after assuming the presidency
in Burma, former General Thein Sein has failed to take any meaningful
steps towards political, legal, and economic reforms. Thein Sein’s
policies have been a continuation of the State Peace and Development
This five-page briefer reveals that it was “business
as usual” for the Burmese military despite President Thein
Sein’s much-promoted image as a “softliner”.
The briefer finds that the Tatmadaw continued
to commit crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma against
both urban and rural populations. Tatmadaw troops continued to
attack, kill, and rape ethnic civilians, while over 2,000 political
prisoners continued to be detained under atrocious conditions.