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
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.
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.
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
Proceeds will go towards helping Aung San Suu Kyi build new headquarters for her National League for Democracy party.
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 “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. 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
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
As its reforms stall, Burma is again drawing power from ? its military past. Is democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fighting back hard enough?
As its political reforms stall, Burma is in danger of regressing. Is the democracy icon fighting back hard enough
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
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
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
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. […]
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.
The Nobel laureate's refusal to condemn documented atrocities suggests that political calculation has trumped human rights in her thinking
One of the inevitable side effects of Burma's long struggle for democracy has been the demonisation, or canonisation, of its main political actors. This phenomenon has been reflected in countless articles in the media and on the webShow More Summary
Ignoring warnings from the authorities, Burma’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has taken to the road and travelled outside of Rangoon for the first time since she was released from house arrest late last year. If her attitudeShow More Summary
Recent headlines on Myanmar have centred on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the country's stuttering media reforms, but the much graver reality that has been largely absent from news coverage was outlined earlier this month in a snapshot report...Show More Summary