YANGON (Reuters) - Leading activists and academics in Myanmar are rallying behind opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Nov. 8 parliamentary elections, hoping that a resounding win for her party will help force the military to loosen its grip on power.
By Professor Roman David, Lingnan University, and Professor Ian Holliday, University of Hong Kong. After nearly five years of quasi-civilian rule in a quasi-democratic framework, Myanmar is gearing up for the real thing. On 8 November, Myanmar will go to the polls for the first proper elections in more than 55 years. Show More Summary
YANGON (Reuters) - A leader of student protests in Myanmar in 1988 that grew into a nationwide pro-democracy movement will run in a general election in November for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, a party spokesman said on Sunday.
Myanmar has barred Suu Kyi from the country’s presidency, LGBT rights around the world are sparse, Gaston Glock (allegedly) had a lawyer jailed because he wanted the lawyer’s wife, and a comedy club in Phyllis Diller’s hometown is fundraising to honor the legend’s career.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Saturday her party would contest a national election in November, ending months of uncertainty about its participation in a vote that will be crucial for the scope of the country's reforms.
In his recent conversation with Sam Roggeveen, Lord Michael Williams made some insightful comments on Aung San Suu Kyi's recent visit to China, suggesting it showed that Beijing was prepared to publicly recognise the importance of other...Show More Summary
A vote in Myanmar's parliament Friday failed to remove the military's power of veto, which continues to prevent opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president in elections likely to be held later this year. After a three-day...Show More Summary
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has visited the country which supported the military junta that kept her, Nobel laureate and darling of the West, under house arrest for over a decade. Suu Kyi's first visit to China, which wrapped up on Sunday, included meetings with Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. Show More Summary
Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy is expected to take a large number of parliamentary seats in Myanmar's general elections this fall, making it the most credible political threat to the country's oppressive, military-backed government. Show More Summary
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not become Myanmar's president this year, after the country's parliament today rejected constitutional amendments which would allow her to run, while ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact. Show More Summary
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's parliament has voted against proposed constitutional amendments, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election...Show More Summary
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Saturday the country would need to be stable for an election due in November to be successful and urged her party's candidates to be open about their assets.
For so long Burma's chief dissident, now the leader of a political party, Aung San Suu Kyi strongly denies any complacency against persecution.
Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi turns 70 on Thursday. That's the age when many people around the world think about retiring, cashing out, calling it a day. But the Burmese democracy leader is not slowing down or letting go -- despite a wave of recent criticism. She's just returned from a VIP reception in Beijing with President Xi Jinping. Show More Summary
Myanmar opposition leader and former dissident Aung San Suu Kyi recently met with Xi Jinping and took a trip to the Great Wall as she concluded her visit to China. [ more › ]
It turns out that Aung San Suu Kyi is basically as bad as the Myanmar government on the issue of the Rohingya. The Nobel Prize winner — and prospective presidential candidate — is seen around the world as a beacon of hope for Burma, but the Rohingya crisis has cast a dark shadow over her […]
Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party expected to perform strongly in elections later this year.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday that he hoped Myanmar would maintain a consistent and positive position on relations, state media said, regardless of any changes in Myanmar's domestic politics.
For Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, the visit is seen as a step in her transformation from global icon of democracy to credible candidate to be Myanmar’s next leader.
Activists are urging Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader, to bring up the topic of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo during her first visit to China, where she arrived yesterday. [ more › ]