Burmese service aired the statement on Burma at the House International Relations Committee hearing on March 26 by Matthew Daley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. Mr. Daley’s extensive report includes the political, economic, social and human rights situation in Burma under the ruling military.
He said, “efforts to foster peaceful democratic change have come to a halt. Most seriously, the junta has not demonstrated a willingness to begin a real dialogue with the National League for Democracy on substantive political issues.”
With regard to the current banking crisis, Mr. Daley said, “This crisis serves a an indisputable illustration of the mismanagement of the economy by the regime."
“We continue to support the efforts of U.N Special Envoy Razali Ismail to broker a solution. Absent of progress, we will be forced to consider, in conjunction with the international community, additional sanctions and/or other measures," he added.