YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's firebrand Buddhist monk Wirathu has openly endorsed President Thein Sein's ruling party in the Nov. 8 general election, saying Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party was "full of themselves" and unlikely to win the vote.
YANGON (Reuters) - A war of words is being fought in Myanmar, largely over social media, between nationalist Buddhist monks and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, highlighting divisions in the run-up to a general election on Nov. 8.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was touring her constituency on the outskirts of Myanmar's commercial capital of Yangon on Monday, kicking off the third week of campaigning for the first free national vote in 25 years.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will take her campaign straight to the camp of a close presidential ally on Thursday as she tours the country ahead of Myanmar's first general election since the end of military rule.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday that the Nov. 8 general elections would be a crucial turning point for the country and appealed to the international community to monitor the voting and the results.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will take her election battle straight to one of the president's closest allies when campaigning gets under way this week for the first free general election since the end of military rule.
HOPONE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the weekend appealed to ethnic rebel groups in nationwide ceasefire talks with the government not to rush the deal, but work slowly on an agreement that would ensure long-lasting peace and stability.
As landmark elections approach, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate, is being openly criticized by activists, commentators and intellectuals.
After the army surrounded the headquarters of the United Solidarity Development Party, its chairman, Shwe Mann, was forced to step down. Shwe Mann was seen as having close ties Aung San Suu Kyi.
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YANGON (Reuters) - Leading activists and academics in Myanmar are rallying behind opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Nov. 8 parliamentary elections, hoping that a resounding win for her party will help force the military to loosen its grip on power.
By Professor Roman David, Lingnan University, and Professor Ian Holliday, University of Hong Kong. After nearly five years of quasi-civilian rule in a quasi-democratic framework, Myanmar is gearing up for the real thing. On 8 November, Myanmar will go to the polls for the first proper elections in more than 55 years. Show More Summary
YANGON (Reuters) - A leader of student protests in Myanmar in 1988 that grew into a nationwide pro-democracy movement will run in a general election in November for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, a party spokesman said on Sunday.
Myanmar has barred Suu Kyi from the country’s presidency, LGBT rights around the world are sparse, Gaston Glock (allegedly) had a lawyer jailed because he wanted the lawyer’s wife, and a comedy club in Phyllis Diller’s hometown is fundraising to honor the legend’s career.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Saturday her party would contest a national election in November, ending months of uncertainty about its participation in a vote that will be crucial for the scope of the country's reforms.
In his recent conversation with Sam Roggeveen, Lord Michael Williams made some insightful comments on Aung San Suu Kyi's recent visit to China, suggesting it showed that Beijing was prepared to publicly recognise the importance of other...Show More Summary
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