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11-member Burma parliamentary delegation meets with CFOB which I Chair

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11-member Burma parliamentary delegation meets with CFOB which I Chair

Information Release by Canadian Friends of Burma – April 26, 2013 (for the full release please view guest blog on this site)

Ottawa – An 11-member Burma parliamentary delegation visited Ottawa this week in exchange of the Canadian parliamentary delegation sent off to Burma earlier this year.

A day before their departure, the delegation met the executive members of CFOB Board of Directors at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa on April 26, 2013,

Executive board members of CFOB who met the delegation are as follows:

1.     Dr. Merle Jacobs (Chairperson)
2.    Mr. Timothy Zaw Zaw  (Vice-Chairperson)
3.    Ms. Thet Thet  Htun (Secretary)
4.    Mr. Tin Maung Htoo

In terms of my visit, I found all members to be interested in education for the peoples of Burma. The females MPs and I had a chance of speaking 1:1. Their concerns included economic development which would help the population. Having not spoken Burmese for decades, I was able to understand most of the discussion but could only speak a few sentences. This meeting was productive and informative. I provided a copy of my book Women’s Work to each member; sending one to Daw Aung  Suu Kyi.

Merle Jacobs

From Rangoon to London then to Canada, now home. Professor at York U in Toronto. Equity Studies.

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