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Myanmar's long-suffering Rohingya Muslims hoped that Aung San Suu Kyi would make them full citizens. They were wrong

It is just an ID card, sky blue and gently creased, but it is Mohammad Siddique’s greatest source of shame. The indignity arises not from its routine details — his name, date of birth, photo, thumbprint — but from what it omits. Unlike documents held by citizens of Myanmar, there is no mention...

After Aung San Suu Kyi’s First Year in Power, Dismay Swirls in Myanmar

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Her efforts to quell ethnic fighting are faltering, the military is accused of abusing Rohingya, free speech is under threat — and her public is losing patience.

Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing Allegations

The U.N. has said security forces have acted with "devastating cruelty" towards the Muslim-minority Rohingya.

Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing of Myanmar minority

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Aung San Suu Kyi has denied security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, speaking to the BBC after the UN rights council agreed to investigate allegations of rape, murder and torture against the army. Show More Summary

Suu Kyi's party wins string of seats, rejected by Myanmar's minorities

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Aung San Suu Kyi's one-year-old government won a string of seats in Myanmar by-elections Sunday but was bruised by losses in ethnic minority areas. The voting to fill 19 seats in the national and regional parliaments was seen as a test of the democracy icon's popularity after a bumpy first year in office. Show More Summary

Suu Kyi's party retains heartland support in Myanmar polls

Official results from Myanmar's election committee show that Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling National League for Democracy party has retained voters' loyalty in its Yangon strongholds, but has weakened in … Click to Continue »

Mixed bag for Suu Kyi's party as Myanmar ballots counted

Aung San Suu Kyi's one-year-old government retained most of its seats in Myanmar by-elections Sunday but braced for symbolic losses in ethnic minority areas as results from the 19-seat poll trickled in. The voting to fill vacant parliamentary...Show More Summary

Rohingya Rebel Leader Vows To Keep Fighting Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Unless She Protects Minority Muslims

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

YANGON, March 31 (Reuters) - The leader of a Rohingya Muslim insurgency against Myanmar’s security forces said on Friday his group would keep fighting “even if a million die” unless the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, took action...Show More Summary

By-elections to test Aung San Suu Kyi's popularity

Saturday's elections are the first since the country voted Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD into office in 2016.

Suu Kyi's new govt faces first test at Myanmar polls

Aung San Suu Kyi's government faced its first test at the ballot box on Saturday in by-elections around Myanmar seen as a barometer for growing disillusionment with her party's first year in power. The euphoria that surrounded the democracy icon's landslide electoral win in 2015 has ebbed as her party struggles to push through promised reforms. Show More Summary

Myanmar goes to polls for by-elections, in first vote since Suu Kyi swept to power

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar goes to the polls on Saturday for the first time since Aung San Suu Kyi's party swept to power a year ago, in an early indication of views on her leadership amid increased fighting with armed ethnic groups and slower economic growth.

Myanmar by-elections take pulse of Suu Kyi's popularity

Voting is underway in 19 by-elections in Myanmar, in the first test of the popularity of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy since it formed the government a … Click to Continue »

A Chinese-Backed Dam Project Leaves Myanmar in a Bind

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The unpopular dam poses a daunting test for Myanmar’s leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi: Going ahead with it would anger the public. Killing it would anger China.

Exclusive: Rohingya rebel leader challenges Myanmar's Suu Kyi, vows to fight on

YANGON (Reuters) - The leader of a Rohingya Muslim insurgency against Myanmar's security forces said on Friday his group would keep fighting "even if a million die" unless the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, took action to protect the religious minority.

A year on, Myanmar's Suu Kyi acknowledges reforms have been slow

YANGON (Reuters) - A year after sweeping to power in a historic vote, Myanmar's first de-facto civilian leader in about half a century, Aung San Suu Kyi, acknowledged on Thursday the public's frustration with the slow pace of reforms and development.

One year on: what do Myanmar's people think of Suu Kyi?

One year after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party was sworn in as Myanmar's first elected government in half a century, opinions are mixed on its performance. Many have a saint-like adoration for "The Lady", who championed a decades-long democracy struggle against the country's former military oppressors. Show More Summary

Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has lost her voice

Many people say they are beginning to lose faith in Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership.

Myanmar stumbles on path to democracy under Aung San Suu Kyi

For decades Myanmar's people dreamed of democracy, but a year into office Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government is struggling to revive a sluggish economy and shake off the vestiges of the still powerful military. Swept into power on...Show More Summary

Bridge name makes troubled waters for Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Thousands of people protested in eastern Myanmar on Sunday against plans to name a bridge after Aung San Suu Kyi's father, the latest flashpoint between her administration and the country's restless ethnic minorities. The issue highlights...Show More Summary

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