"Fearlessness may be a gift, but perhaps most precious is [the] courage that comes from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one's actions." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary
Myanmar's immigration minister has expressed support for a two-child limit on a Muslim minority group that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the United Nations call a discriminatory violation of human rights. Minister Khin Yi is...Show More Summary
This would have been unthinkable a scant few years ago—let alone during the 15 years she spent under house arrest—but Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to be the next president of Burma in 2015, reports Voice of America. "I want to run for president, and I...
Today, at the World Economic Forum in Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi announced: “I want to run for president and I’m quite frank about it. If I pretended that I didn’t want to be president, I wouldn’t be honest and I would rather be honest with my people than otherwise.” That being said, Suu Kyi, [...]
Aung San Suu Kyi has remained silent on the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims. With her criticism of "discrimination", is she now changing her tune?
(YANGON, Myanmar) — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, rights groups and Islamic leaders expressed dismay Monday over plans by authorities in western Myanmar to revive a two-child limit on Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing. Show More Summary
The continuing silence of Aung San Sui Kyi on the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Burma continues to confound and dismay all those who welcomed her return to the international scene as the moral voice of Burma.
Andrew Selth is a Research Fellow?at the Griffith Asia Institute. [vimeo:65777907] One question uppermost in the minds of many who attended last week's Lowy Institute's panel discussion on Burma (event video above) was whether Aung San Suu Kyi might become president when Thein Sein's five-year term expires in 2015. Show More Summary
Andrew Selth, a Research Fellow?Griffith Asia Institute, will appear on a panel at the Lowy Institute tomorrow on Burma's transition. To attend, find details here. There was a time when to criticise Aung San Suu Kyi was to court a firestorm...Show More Summary
A terrible injustice continues in Myanmar, a land that held such bright promise of democracy when Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize and the grip of the generals seemed to have eased, bringing hope to its beleaguered people.
The European Union has lifted the last of its trade, economic and individual sanctions against Burma in response to its political reform programme.The sanctions were temporarily lifted last year, and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi...Show More Summary
Myanmar opposition leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was voted as the Time Magazine's most influential person of the decade on April 17, 2013. Suu Kyi won against Lady Gaga by 61 percent of the total votes. Following her victory after the voting closed, many people in Myanmar shared their joy and enthusiasm on Facebook
Though she has only been in the public eye for five years, Lady Gaga was voted the second most influential icon of the last decade. In a poll by Time Magazine, the “Poker Face” vixen lost to Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi for the...Show More Summary
“You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you think is right.” ~ Aung San Suu Kyi Have you ever thought that … Read more posts by Guest Blogger
As a tribute to Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Malaysian artist Hong Yi made a portrait of the Nobel laureate out of 2,000 white carnations. To create the portrait, she placed each flower in a cup of water, selectively adding red dye to some of the cups. The flowers took a day to [...]
Recognition is a blessing but also an obligation towards those marginalized, oppressed, and ultimately targeted/victimized. Voices are now literally and figuratively being silenced by killings on one hand and a desire to only see the best in a new Myanmar.
A look inside the new book, "Justice," a first-person account written by Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi, and her portrait by photographer Mariana Cook.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner and icon of resistance against Burma's brutal military dictatorship, was a "V.I.P. guest" of her former captors at a military parade yesterday held in honor of the country's Armed Forces...Show More Summary
The presence of Aung San Suu Kyi in the front row of a military parade (above, next to Major General Zaw Win) earlier today was stunning to many observers: both for how unthinkable her presence would have been just a few years ago (she...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Resolution has signed actress Michelle Yeoh. One of Asia’s biggest stars, Yeoh will figure in Resolution’s international strategy, which is a priority for Jeff Berg’s upstart agency. Yeoh who starred as Aung San Suu Kyi in Luc Besson’s critically acclaimed The Lady and recently voiced a role in Dreamworks animated hit Kung Fu Panda 2. Show More Summary