You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

President Obama Makes Historic Trip to Burma and Presses Cambodia to Improve Human Rights Situation

Thousands gathered for President Obama’s historic visit to Burma. The previously isolated nation has been moving towards democracy after decades of military rule and repression. Fox News’ Wendell Goler is traveling with the president, who is now in Cambodia. He reported that the White House is going to great lengths to note that the trip was not a victory celebration, but rather an encouragement for the country to keep going down the path of democracy.

President Obama referred to the country as Myanmar in a meeting with President Thein Sein. Aides say

he did this out of courtesy, as the U.S. policy remains to use the namesake Burma. President Obama said in his speech, “The flickers of progress that we have seen must not be extinguished, they must be strengthened.”

The human rights situation in Cambodia is thought to be worsening. The meeting between President Obama and Cambodian leader Hun Sen was reportedly tense. Hun Sen expressed a wish for closer economic ties, while President Obama explained that’s not possible until the human rights conditions improve.

Posted in: 
Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News


Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Greta Is Wired! is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" reveals who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Watch the latest installment, an up-close look at the beloved Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!