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Aung San Suu Kyi criticized for silence on alleged ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

A new military campaign against Myanmar's persecuted Muslim minority raises questions about leader Aung San Suu Kyi's commitment to human rights. The post Aung San Suu Kyi criticized for silence on alleged ethnic cleansing in Myanmar appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Myanmar’s Leader Faulted for Silence as Army Campaigns Against Rohingya

23 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Rights advocates accuse Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, of inaction during a brutal counterinsurgency drive against a Muslim minority.

U.N. warns Myanmar government reputation at stake over Rohingya crisis

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The reputation of Aung San Suu Kyi's government in Myanmar is at stake amid international concerns over how it is dealing with violence in the country's divided northwest, a senior United Nations official warned on Tuesday.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi delays Indonesia trip amid Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday postponed a visit to Indonesia after protests there over her country's bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims and a thwarted plot to attack its Jakarta embassy. Thousands of desperate...Show More Summary

Critics round on Myanmar's Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday stood accused of failing to protect Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims from what rights groups say is a systematic campaign of abuse by the army. The democracy icon, garlanded by the international...Show More Summary

When will Myanmar stop persecuting the Rohingya?

A little more than a year ago, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party were swept to a landmark election victory in Myanmar. As the country has progressed down the path toward full-fledged democracy, however, it has not made equal strides on human rights. Witness...

Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar crackdown to Bangladesh

Surge of violence underscores lack of oversight of the military by the seven-month-old Aung San Suu Kyi administration.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says need peace for sustainable development

TOKYO (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday that her country must have peace in order to have sustainable development.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits Japan, seeking investment, as crisis builds at home

TOKYO (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan on Tuesday to court investment and aid, as an upsurge in violence against a persecuted Muslim minority at home posed the worst crisis of her six months in power and brought U.S. criticism.

Exploring Myanmar, Emerging From Half-Century of Repression

One year ago, and for the first time in his life, Min Min Kyaw voted. He was 38 years old. Kyaw is a tourist guide in Myanmar, where, last November, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won the country’s first openly contested election since 1990. Show More Summary

Suu Kyi says Myanmar struggling to establish democracy

Myanmar is struggling to establish full democracy after 50 years of military rule, de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday following a deadly military lockdown in restive Rakhine state. State media say security forces have killed...Show More Summary

Obama orders US economic sanctions on Myanmar lifted

Obama had announced plans to lift the sanctions last month, when Myanmar's new civilian leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, visited the Oval Office. Some Myanmar nationals remain on the Treasury Department's list ofShow More Summary

That's Power: Aung San Suu Kyi in Washington

Washington, September 23, 2016. Power is an old game in this city, but a style in play last week made all others seem crude. Aung San Suu Kyi, the effective head of state of Burma, was in town, and in her presence, the American government...Show More Summary

EU drops Myanmar rights resolution, citing progress under Suu Kyi

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The European Union praised Myanmar's progress on human rights under the leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday and said that it would not be introducing a resolution at the United Nations condemning the country's record for the first time in 15 years.

In First UN Address As Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Efforts On Rohingyas

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - In her first address to the U.N. General Assembly as national leader, Myanmar’s former political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi defended her government’s efforts to resolveShow More Summary

Suu Kyi urges US investment to spur Myanmar transition

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi called Thursday for U.S. companies to bring responsible investment to the former pariah state, saying economic success would help convince people and … Click to Continue »

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for investment after Obama pledges sanctions relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged businesses to invest in the Southeast Asian country on Thursday as a way to advance its democratic transition, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama pledged to lift long-standing sanctions on the country.

President Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi Celebrate Progress in Burma

We think that the time has now come to remove all the sanctions that hurt us economically, because our country is in a position to open up to those who are interested in taking part in our economic enterprises. We would like to invite...Show More Summary

Myanmar-America relations enter new era after Obama-Suu Kyi meeting

For the first time in her capacity as leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi met with President Obama yesterday in Washington. The post Myanmar-America relations enter new era after Obama-Suu Kyi meeting appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Suu Kyi and Obama open new chapter in US engagement with Myanmar

Washington DC and the United Nations in New York mark the latest stops in a substantial foreign policy offensive for Aung San Suu Kyi. Her presence as Myanmar's leader at the East Asia Summit last week for the first time put the ‘State...Show More Summary

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