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 › ]
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is scheduled to meet both President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has no reason to change the verdict against jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, the government said on Wednesday, as Liu's fellow laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived for her first visit to China.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese leaders will woo Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on her first visit to the country, a snub for the quasi-military government whose fighting with rebels along China's border has angered Beijing.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to lead a delegation to China for the first time next week. [ more › ]
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will make her first visit to China this month, one of the leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party said, amid strained relations between the two countries.
A Burma court has sentenced Htin Lin Oo — a former official of Aung San Suu Kyi's political party — to two years in jail for "insulting Buddhism." The post Burmese writer who promoted tolerance jailed for insulting Buddhism appeared first on Lion's Roar.