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.
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
As a member of Parliament, she is now at times working alongside the government, a development that could cost her backing from her traditional supporters.
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi "faced the wrath of hundreds of villagers on Thursday" in Myanmar, reports Reuters. They are angry over her defense of "an independent report that backed expansion of a copper mine they say was built on illegally seized land." [Reuters]
The committee formed by the government and headed by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to probe the violent dispersal of protesters in the Chinese copper mine project has released its report. It found out that police used smoke bombs to disperse protesters. But it still approved the project as long as reforms are implemented in the contract. Residents are criticizing the report
(MONYWA, Burma) — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with rare public scorn while trying to justify an official report endorsing continued operation of a copper mine in northwestern Burma opposed by many local residents. Suu KyiShow More Summary
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi was selected Sunday to remain head of Myanmar's main opposition party, keeping her leadership post even as the party undergoes a makeover to adjust to the country's new democratic framework.
Aung San Suu Kyi was selected today to remain head of Myanmar's main opposition party, keeping her leadership post even as the party undergoes a makeover to adjust to the country's new democratic framework. The Nobel laureate was named chairwoman of the National League for Democracy's new executive board on...
Aung San Suu Kyi won re-election Sunday as the opposition leader in Myanmar at a gathering of opposition members in Yangon. It was the first conference of opposition members in 25 members, and is another indication of the military junta loosening its reins and allowing such a gathering. One hundred and twenty members of the [...]
(RANGOON, Burma) — Nearly 900 representatives from Aung San Suu Kyi‘s opposition party gathered Friday in Burma’s main city to elect their leadership for the first time in the group’s 25-year history.It is a sign of how far Burma has come with political reforms that the gathering, which runs through Sunday in Rangoon, is allowed at all. Show More Summary