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China and Myanmar closer to resolving dam dilemma

Earlier this month Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's foreign minister and de facto leader, wound up her first state visit to China. During the five-day trip, Suu Kyi met with President Xi Jinping and other senior government officials, andShow More Summary

Myanmar's Suu Kyi picks former U.N. head Annan to lead Rakhine State body

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi picked former U.N. chief Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lead a commission to stop human rights abuses in Rakhine State, where violence between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims has cast a pall over democratic reforms.

Burmese Official Laughs Hysterically At Idea Of LGBT Rights: “I’m Not Interested”

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

When Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s progressive National League for Democracy (NLD) won the majority in Myanmar’s parliament in the historic 2015 open elections, many activists believed the nation’s LGBT community would finally get legal protections written into law. However, nearly a year later, gay and transgender citizens of Myanmar continue to face... Read more »

LGBT Burmese Missed the Revolution

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Burma jails transgender people for wearing a disguise, and a top aide of Aung San Suu Kyi laughs hysterically at the idea LGBT Burmese need their rights protected.

China Helps Aung San Suu Kyi With Peace Talks in Myanmar

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

By nudging ethnic rebel groups to participate in a peace conference, China is also aiming to clear the way for commerce across its southern border with Myanmar.

China's Xi says wants to ensure 'correct direction' of Myanmar ties

BEIJING/YANGON (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday China wants to ensure relations develop in the "correct direction", as Myanmar activists wrote to Xi saying they want China to address concern about a stalled dam project.

A pariah no more, Myanmar is open for business - and corporate America is already in line

When Myanmar elected its first civilian-led government in more than 50 years last November, allowing former political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to become the country’s de facto leader, it cleared the way for this onetime pariah nation to normalize relations with many...

Suu Kyi And Sharmila: The Struggle Of Two Human Rights Activists

Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and Irom Chanu Sharmila of India are two internationally recognized human rights activists of their time. Different circumstances entailed them to fight for democracy and human rights in their respective countries...Show More Summary

Aung San Suu Kyi is in China to discuss the fate of stalled dam project near Myanmar border

Aung San Suu Kyi is visiting China again, this time as Myanmar's head of state. [ more › ]

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to ink deals on two hospitals, bridge during China trip

YANGON (Reuters) - China and Myanmar are set to sign deals to build a strategic bridge near their border and two hospitals in the Southeast Asian country, a Myanmar official said on Thursday, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets high-level officials in Beijing.

Visiting Beijing, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Seeks to Mend Relations

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

With her first visit to a major capital since becoming leader of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi signaled that her foreign policy would be more friendly toward China.

Myanmar's Muslims: A long way down Aung San Suu Kyi's to-do list

When Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy finally came to power in Myanmar last year, there was much scepticism among ethnic minorities as to whether the nobel laureate would speak up for their rights. So far, the new government...Show More Summary

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Washington in September

White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes says he delivered a letter to Myanmar last week from President Barack Obama inviting Suu Kyi to visit. Suu Kyi is Myanmar's foreign minister but also serves as its putative premier.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi mobilizes task force to confront Buddhist extremists

Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have clamped down on Buddhist-led violence against Muslims after many months of silence. The post Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi mobilizes task force to confront Buddhist extremists appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Obama's invitation to visit the U.S.

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to visit the United States, the government said on Thursday, in what would be her first trip to America since she won an election in November.

What's Next For Myanmar's Celebrated But Struggling Leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Celebrated political reformer Aung San Suu Kyi struggled during her first 100 days in office to maintain the popularity that got her elected de facto head of state in poor, ethnically divided Myanmar after decades of harshquasi-military rule. But that performance reviewthat you hearamong analysts and should fall to the [...]

Myanmar's Suu Kyi, army chief appear together to honor independence hero

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's powerful army chief and Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the newly elected government, made a rare public appearance together on Tuesday during annual celebrations of independence hero General Aung San, Suu Kyi's father.

Protection Of Myanmar's Muslims A Litmus Test For Reforms

In recent weeks, State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi has repeatedly renounced the term "Rohingya" to describe the 1.1 million inhabitants in Myanmar, instead insisting that official government policy classify themShow More Summary

U.N. rights investigator urges Myanmar to crack down on religious violence

YANGON (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights investigator on Friday urged the Myanmar government led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to investigate last week's mob attack on a mosque and crack down on religious violence.

WTF Friday, 6/24/2016

  Welp, here it is Friday again, and this week’s round-up is… bleak. The great hope of Burmese democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, has banned use of the term “Rohingya”, in favor of the oh-so-much-simpler “people who believe in Islam in… Continue Reading ?

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