Burma Campaign UK director Mark Farmaner told VOA, “It’s hard to see how the EU can continue to justify this training program when we see these cases where the highest levels of the police force are involved in framing journalists.”

“We can’t rely on donor organizations all the time. What are the ministries here doing? They should organize the trainings with local or foreign experts,” he said.

“I wouldn’t say the EU should stop supporting the training and reform of the police,” Moe Thwe said. “But as long as we can’t change the command system, giving training and technical support won’t be very effective, particularly concerning human rights.”


Burma Campaign UK conducts a variety of campaigns to pressure the UK Government to act in accordance with international human rights