White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes says he delivered a letter to Myanmar last week from President Barack Obama inviting Suu Kyi to visit. Suu Kyi is Myanmar's foreign minister but also serves as its putative premier.
Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have clamped down on Buddhist-led violence against Muslims after many months of silence. The post Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi mobilizes task force to confront Buddhist extremists appeared first on Lion's Roar.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to visit the United States, the government said on Thursday, in what would be her first trip to America since she won an election in November.
Celebrated political reformer Aung San Suu Kyi struggled during her first 100 days in office to maintain the popularity that got her elected de facto head of state in poor, ethnically divided Myanmar after decades of harshquasi-military rule. But that performance reviewthat you hearamong analysts and should fall to the [...]
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's powerful army chief and Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the newly elected government, made a rare public appearance together on Tuesday during annual celebrations of independence hero General Aung San, Suu Kyi's father.
In recent weeks, State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi has repeatedly renounced the term "Rohingya" to describe the 1.1 million inhabitants in Myanmar, instead insisting that official government policy classify themShow More Summary
YANGON (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights investigator on Friday urged the Myanmar government led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to investigate last week's mob attack on a mosque and crack down on religious violence.
Welp, here it is Friday again, and this week’s round-up is… bleak. The great hope of Burmese democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, has banned use of the term “Rohingya”, in favor of the oh-so-much-simpler “people who believe in Islam in… Continue Reading ?
YANGON (Reuters) - The European Union said on Wednesday Myanmar needed "space" to deal with human rights abuses in its restive northwest, adding it would respect the call by country leader Aung San Suu Kyi to avoid the term "Rohingya" to describe persecuted Muslims there.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights that the government will avoid using the term "Rohingya" to describe a persecuted Muslim minority in the country's northwest, an official told Reuters on Monday.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a moral responsibility to try to ease tension between majority Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims, her fellow Nobel laureate, the Dalai Lama, has said.
IN APRIL, a government dominated by Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) took over in Myanmar, ending decades of oppressive military-only rule. For both the music world and Burmese millennials, one re-elected member of parliament, Zeya Thaw, stood out. Show More Summary
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a new effort to bring peace and development to Rakhine State where violence between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims in recent years has cast a cloud over progress on democratic reforms.
Aung San Suu Kyi asked for time and space to deal with issues relating to the country's Rohingya Muslim minority
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough space" to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim population, as visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the Nobel peace laureate to promote respect for human...Show More Summary
The New York Times is correct. Aung San Suu Kyi has completely failed as a leader to do anything or even speak up about the oppression of the Rohingya in Myanmar. There is no question that Rakhine State, one of the poorest in Myanmar, is a complex tinderbox of sectarian resentments that requires the most […]
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - The commander-in-chief of Myanmar's military said on Friday the army was carrying out its duty under the leadership of the newly elected civilian government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, aiming to assuage worry over tension between them.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi is facing criticism from rights groups and student activists who say her ruling party is planning to retain restrictions on free speech once wielded against it by the country's former junta.
On April 27, Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi held a meeting with the Joint Monitoring Committee, a body representative of the army and eight non-state armed groups that signed the so-called Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) last October. The meeting was the first of its kind since the National League for Democracy (NLD) assumed power. Show More Summary