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Why Aung San Suu Kyi's Silence on the Rohingya Is Inexcusable

"In awarding the Nobel Peace Prize... to Aung San Suu Kyi," the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced in 1991, it wished "to honour this woman for her unflagging efforts and to show its support for the many people throughout the worldShow More Summary

Where is Aung San Suu Kyi?

Politician says she never sought to be a human rights champion. Critics note she is carefully choosing her battles. The post Where is Aung San Suu Kyi? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Aung San Suu Kyi's inexcusable silence

Aung San Suu Kyi was a moral icon, a human rights champion - so why has she been silent about the Rohingya Muslims?

Myanmar ruling party chief ready to stand as president if called

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of Myanmar's ruling party said on Friday he would stand as national president if nominated, and was willing to cooperate with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, or anyone working in the interests of the country.

Myanmar is More than Aung San Suu Kyi

YANGON--Of all the great films about American politics, one that has stood the test of time is a 1972 classic about the triumph of symbolism over substance called The Candidate. Starring Robert Redford, it tells the story of an inexperienced son of a beloved political leader who is pulled into politics on the strength of his family name. Show More Summary

Suu Kyi's political skills tested in pre-election showdown

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - With an historic general election just seven months away, Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is locked in a high-stakes showdown with a military-backed government she says isn't interested in reform.

Suu Kyi says boycott of Myanmar election an option

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an "option" if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.

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

4 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

6 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

6 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

6 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.

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