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Mistrust and renewed fighting imperils Myanmar ceasefires

Tatmadaw soldiers at Union Day Celebrations. (Photo by the author.) Yesterday, Myanmar celebrated Union Day. It marked the 1947 unification of the country under the Panglong Agreement by independence leader Bogyoke Aung San, Suu Kyi's father and the father-figure of the military. Show More Summary

Myanmar icon Suu Kyi's front gate up for auction

Proceeds will go towards helping Aung San Suu Kyi build new headquarters for her National League for Democracy party.

Aung San Suu Kyi's mansion gates to be auctioned

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

A set of gates that became an enduring symbol of Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's years under house arrest are to be auctioned, a businessman who now owns them said Saturday. The gates -- painted in the yellow and red colours...Show More Summary

Free Aung San Suu Kyi

Free Aung San Suu Kyi “The door remains open for the regime to respect the wishes of the Burmese people and international community, and to step toward the path of engagement after so many years of isolation.”-United States Department...Show More Summary

U.S. sends mixed message to backsliding Myanmar

U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, R, speak during a press conference at her residence in Yangon on November 14, 2014. Obama began talks with Suu Kyi, in a show of support for the opposition leader as the nation turns towards elections next year with uncertainty over the direction of reforms. Show More Summary

Aung San Suu Kyi's aura is fading

The East Asia and ASEAN Summit meetings in Naypyidaw last week drew attention to a wide range of issues concerning the Asia Pacific. They also prompted journalists and commentators around the world to take a closer look at Burma (Myanmar) itself. There were three kinds of articles about Burma published in the news media earlier this month. Show More Summary

Burma’s Backward Steps

As its reforms stall, Burma is again drawing power from ? its military past. Is democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fighting back hard enough?

Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Backward Steps

As its political reforms stall, Burma is in danger of regressing. Is the democracy icon fighting back hard enough

Obama embraces Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Literally: But at a warm and cordial press conference with Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, President Obama also effectively embraced the popular opposition leader's right to run for president. Obama said the law that bars Suu Kyi from running "doesn't make much sense," implicitly urging Myanmar's authoritarian government to scrap the provision. Show More Summary

Obama’s journey through Burma’s strange, ‘ghost town’ capital

5 months agoNews : BlogPost

NAYPYIDAW, Burma -- After attending two international summits and meeting leaders such as famed activist-turned politician Aung San Suu Kyi, President Obama took his motorcade through an empty city, passing water fountains -- even aShow More Summary

Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi at home where she was kept under arrest

President Barack Obama gave a blunt assessment Friday of the need for further reform in Myanmar's move toward democracy, weighing into sensitive controversies over the treatment of religious minorities and a prohibition keeping opposition...Show More Summary

Obama’s journey through Burma’s strange, ‘ghost town’ capital

5 months agoNews : BlogPost

NAYPYIDAW, Burma -- After attending two international summits and meeting leaders such as famed activist-turned politician Aung San Suu Kyi, President Obama took his motorcade through an empty city, passing water fountains -- even a full-fledged water park -- lit up colorfully in the dark. He was on his way to visit the palace of Burmese President Thein Sein. […]

Burma Beheads a Journalist

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

He was a former bodyguard for Aung San Suu Kyi and a prominent freelance reporter. But despite Burma’s new reforms, the army killed him just like in the bad old days.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Silence on Burma’s Human Rights Abuses Is Appalling

The Nobel laureate's refusal to condemn documented atrocities suggests that political calculation has trumped human rights in her thinking

Aung San Suu Kyi and Kipling's Burma

One of the inevitable side effects of Burma's long struggle for democracy has been the demonisation, or canonisation, of its main political actors. This phenomenon has been reflected in countless articles in the media and on the webShow More Summary

Suu Kyi Hits the Road

Ignoring warnings from the authorities, Burma’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has taken to the road and travelled outside of Rangoon for the first time since she was released from house arrest late last year. If her attitudeShow More Summary

Quarter of a million people displaced in Myanmar's humanitarian crisis

Recent headlines on Myanmar have centred on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the country's stuttering media reforms, but the much graver reality that has been largely absent from news coverage was outlined earlier this month in a snapshot report...Show More Summary

Myanmar cabinet reshuffle: Preparing for elections

There has been much talk recently of the slowing of reform in Myanmar. Criticism of Myanmar's government has resurfaced over the refusal to allow constitutional changes that would permit Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president, as well...Show More Summary

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