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Learn a Lesson From the Panglong Conference

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

Myanmar bans lucrative logging in bid to preserve forests

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.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Workaround Revolution

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Despite her partys electoral triumphs in Myanmar, it looked as if the Nobel laureates executive powers were blocked. But no.

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Vows to Amend Junta-Era Constitution

"The constitution needs to be one that will give birth to a genuine democratic union," she said in a televised address

Aung San Suu Kyi Has Cataract Surgery, Her Doctor Says

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

Myanmar to Free Political Prisoners, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Says

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, the country’s state counselor, said releasing the prisoners was the top priority of the new government.

Foreign Affairs Dion meets in Myanmar with Aung San Suu Kyi

Foreign Affairs minister congratulated Myanmar on installing its first civilian government in decades The post Foreign Affairs Dion meets in Myanmar with Aung San Suu Kyi appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Aung San Suu Kyi's coming fall from grace

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

China says business spats with Myanmar can be resolved

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 creates far-reaching ‘state counselor’ post for Aung San Suu Kyi

last monthNews : BlogPost

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 […]

Suu Kyi's state counselor bill passes vote despite military protest

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 Senate Approves Aung San Suu Kyi As State Councilor

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

Myanmar's Ruling Party Wants To Make Aung San Suu Kyi The 'President's Boss'

last monthNews : The Two-Way

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.

Myanmar's ruling party, military clash over Suu Kyi role

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...

Prime minister-like post for Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar parliament votes to appoint Suu Kyi to 'state adviser' after constitution blocked her from becoming president.

Burma’s Transition to Civilian Rule Hasn’t Stopped The Abuses of Its Ethnic Wars

Building an inclusive and durable ceasefire will present a major challenge for Burma's new government under the de facto leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi

The Need to Protect Myanmar's Human Rights Defenders

On April 1, Myanmar's first civilian government in nearly 50 years, led by Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, will take office in the capital of Naypyidaw. After months of speculation and elusive riddling, a new administration in Myanmar has finally been revealed with the Lady's close friend and loyal ally, Htin Kyaw, as President. Show More Summary

Myanmar's NLD seeks to bolster Suu Kyi's dominant cabinet role

NAYPYITAW/YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's majority National League for Democracy (NLD) moved on Thursday to consolidate the dominant role of Aung San Suu Kyi in the new cabinet, underscoring the divide between the party and the powerful army over the junta-drafted constitution.

5 Challenges Facing Burma’s New Civilian Government

A military-drafted constitution is just one of the issues Aung San Suu Kyi's new government will have to tackle

Quick comment: The world is watching Aung San Suu Kyi

This is a truly remarkable week for Myanmar with the first peaceful transition to an elected government in more than 50 years. In this quick comment, Aaron Connelly, research fellow in the East Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, discusses...Show More Summary

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