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In Burma, U.S. Assistance Builds Bridges to Peace

The people of Burma made history in November 2015, voting in new, democratically-elected leadership headed by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi turns to state media amid fears for newly gained freedoms

MYAETINEKAN VILLAGE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has turned to state-run media inherited from the former junta in an overhaul of her PR approach, after warnings her agenda is being swamped by crises and amid fears among rights groups of eroding free speech.

Suu Kyi touts peace efforts in visit to Myanmar heartland

MYAETINEKAN VILLAGE (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi told villagers at the heart of the country on Monday that talks with ethnic rebels must be a priority, after putting peace negotiations ahead of economic reforms in her first months in power.

Exclusive: China in talks to sell electricity to Myanmar amid warming ties

YANGON (Reuters) - Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters, in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing under leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar shuffles energy, finance officials amid slowing growth

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has replaced its minister for energy, state media reported on Wednesday, as Aung San Suu Kyi's administration looks to address concerns that the enactment of vital reforms has been slow since she took power last year.

Leadership Quotes Teaching You to be a Friendly and Capable Leader

Angela Merkel (leader of the European Union), Aung San Suu Kyi (Chair of National League for Democracy), Dalai Lama (leader... The post Leadership Quotes Teaching You to be a Friendly and Capable Leader appeared first on Lifehack. Every field needs a leader but capable leaders are not everywhere. Leadership quotes help you target to be a trustworthy and friendly leader.

Myanmar: UN probe 'can only aggravate' Rakhine tension

Aung San Suu Kyi's security adviser dismisses UN investigation into alleged rape and killings of Rohingya Muslims.

U.N. probe 'can only aggravate' Rakhine tension, Myanmar tells diplomats

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's security adviser told diplomats on Tuesday that a U.N. mission looking into allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only "aggravate" troubles in the western state of Rakhine.

If Myanmar really wants to be considered a democracy, it needs to let in the U.N. fact-finding mission

Aung San Suu Kyi may have won international acclaim for advocating human rights and democracy in her native Myanmar, but since becoming the country’s de facto leader 15 months ago, she has done little to protect the human rights of the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority there. Long a target of...

Myanmar mulls change to law seen as violating free speech: Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar is considering amendments to a law that human rights monitors say violates free speech and has been used to jail journalists and activists, leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday.

As Burmese journalists are arrested, Aung San Suu Kyi isn’t doing much to help

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RANGOON, Burma — The Burmese army arrested and filed charges against three local journalists this week, sending shock waves through the Burmese press corps. The country is still emerging from decades of military rule, and journalists remain uncertain of what can be safely reported. They are also unsure how much backing they will receive from Burma’s democratically […]

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says U.N. Rohingya probe would increase tensions

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A United Nations probe into alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar's military against the minority Rohingya people last year would inflame ethnic tensions, the country's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Monday.

What's driving the ISIL attacks?

Professor Gilles Kepel on what motivates ISIL attacks, and we debate Aung San Suu Kyi’s stance on Rohingya.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Turning her back on Rohingya?

We debate if Aung San Suu Kyi is willingly ignoring the plight of Myanmar's Rohingya, or if she's unable to help.

Suu Kyi, Trudeau talk federalism for Myanmar

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi sat down with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday to learn about Canadian federalism, a system of government she believes could bring stability to her nation. "I'm happy to be here, particularly to study the federalism of Canada because it is where we're trying to go. Show More Summary

Blog: Myanmar: One year under Suu Kyi, press freedom lags behind democratic progress

When Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her long-persecuted National League for Democracy party won elected office in November 2015, bringing an end to nearly five decades of authoritarian military rule, many local journalists saw the democratic result as a de facto win for press freedom....

Myanmar seeks to kick start stalled peace process

Hundreds of representatives from Myanmar's ethnic insurgent groups gathered in the capital on Wednesday for talks aimed at reviving Aung San Suu Kyi's stuttering peace process after months of heavy fighting. The discussions are the de...Show More Summary

Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks to revive peace process with fresh talks

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi will open a new round of talks with some of the country's myriad ethnic groups on Wednesday, looking to revive a stuttering peace process after a tough first year in power that saw the worst fighting with rebels in years.

The trouble with Aung San Suu Kyi

If Myanmar's leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fails to act on the things that lie within her power, then she fails on her own terms.

Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar

One year since the government of Aung San Suu Kyi took power, we explore why high hopes for Myanmar have been dashed.

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