Aung San Suu Kyi asked for time and space to deal with issues relating to the country's Rohingya Muslim minority
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given "enough space" to address the plight of her country's Rohingya Muslim population, as visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the Nobel peace laureate to promote respect for human...Show More Summary
The New York Times is correct. Aung San Suu Kyi has completely failed as a leader to do anything or even speak up about the oppression of the Rohingya in Myanmar. There is no question that Rakhine State, one of the poorest in Myanmar, is a complex tinderbox of sectarian resentments that requires the most […]
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - The commander-in-chief of Myanmar's military said on Friday the army was carrying out its duty under the leadership of the newly elected civilian government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, aiming to assuage worry over tension between them.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi is facing criticism from rights groups and student activists who say her ruling party is planning to retain restrictions on free speech once wielded against it by the country's former junta.
YANGON (Reuters) - The new ambassador of the United States to Myanmar said on Tuesday he will keep using the term Rohingya for the persecuted Muslim minority, even after the government controlled by Nobel prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi asked him to refrain from it.
On April 27, Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi held a meeting with the Joint Monitoring Committee, a body representative of the army and eight non-state armed groups that signed the so-called Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) last October. The meeting was the first of its kind since the National League for Democracy (NLD) assumed power. Show More Summary
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly-elected government of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official said on Thursday.
Despite her partys electoral triumphs in Myanmar, it looked as if the Nobel laureates executive powers were blocked. But no.
"The constitution needs to be one that will give birth to a genuine democratic union," she said in a televised address
The operation, which was successful, will be followed by a second later in April for the Burmese leader’s other eye, the doctor said Saturday.
Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s state counselor, said releasing the prisoners was the top priority of the new government.
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Aung San Suu Kyi - via Flickr Aung San Suu Kyi, who has served as the standard bearer for the Burmese people's dream of a democratic state for two and a half decades, is now facing the biggest challenge of her political career. Her National...Show More Summary
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is confident it can resolve business disagreements with Myanmar through friendly talks, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after meeting his counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi, amid pressure from China to resume a stalled $3.6-billion dam project.
Burma’s parliament on Tuesday created a powerful new role for governing party leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s revered Nobel laureate. Suu Kyi, 70, will now become Burma’s “state counselor,” a position that gives her wide and largely undefined powers that may violate the country’s military-drafted constitution, critics have said. The parliament’s military bloc […]
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military lawmakers made clear their opposition to a bill to create a powerful new presidential advisory role for Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday by refusing to take part in a lower house of parliament vote on it.
Myanmar’s upper house of parliament approved a bill on March 30 that effectively places Nobel peace prize laureate and National League for Democracy (NLD) chair Aung San Suu Kyi as state councilor, a powerful government role that’s equivalent to being the nation’s de facto prime minister. Show More Summary
Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from becoming the president. So legislators in her party are proposing a new job that's formally called "state adviser" — and informally called president's boss.
NAYPYITAW/YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's upper house of parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives Aung San Suu Kyi a powerful government role, despite opposition from the military on the second day of her party's new administrat...