Burma

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A love of Indonesian was the start of legal academic Melissa Crouch's commitment to the region that has widened to include Myanmar, Asia's newest democracy.

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Two UNSW Law academics have helped Myanmar edge closer to constitutional reform following an historic conference in the country's capital Yangon.

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Australia and the United States should not be afraid to shine a spotlight on nations in the region that fall short on their human rights obligations, US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich has told a UNSW audience.

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Getting humanitarian assistance through to the survivors of Burma's Cyclone Nargis may be proving difficult, but two UNSW-supported trainees are already on the ground providing much-needed crisis relief.