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Aung Marm Oo

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 257523, tabled on 22 May 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports from Aung Marm Oo, an ethnic Rakhine journalist in Burma, who is now facing arrest; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

5 June 2019

Press freedom and the rule of law are fundamental to any democratic society, and journalists must be allowed to work freely and without intimidation. The British Ambassador has been clear in making this point, and recently raised this case with Burma’s Minister for International Cooperation. The UK will continue to work hard to support media freedom within Myanmar.