Myanmar's Suu Kyi opens election campaign on Facebook

2015-09-08 09:27

Just five years ago, when Aung San Suu Kyi was still under house arrest. Now the opposition leader has kicked off campaigning for Myanmar's historic general election with a Facebook post, one of many signs of how far the country have come.

Myanmar president vows 'free and fair' elections

2015-07-09 08:37

Myanmar's president has re-affirmed his vow to hold a 'free and fair' election after the country set the date for what many hope will be the most democratic vote in a generation for the former junta-run nation.

Suu Kyi turns up heat as Myanmar starts charter debate

2015-06-23 15:53

Aung San Suu Kyi called again for changes to Myanmar's junta-era constitution as lawmakers began a debate that will test the army's determination to preserve its political power before landmark elections.

Aung San Suu Kyi to make China trip

2015-06-05 20:34

Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi will visit China for the first time next week.

Suu Kyi says poll boycott an option

2015-04-03 22:17

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an option if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.

Myanmar officer jailed for criticising army role in politics

2014-12-08 14:15

Myanmar's military has jailed an officer for two years for signing a petition supporting a constitutional amendment to reduce the army's role in politics, the officer's wife says.

Obama's assessment of reforms in Myanmar

2014-11-14 16:03

President Obama gave a blunt assessment of the need for further reform in Myanmar's move toward democracy, weighing into sensitive controversies over the treatment of religious minorities and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

5 Myanmar journos jailed for defaming state

2014-10-16 14:32

Five Myanmar journalists have been handed two years in prison each for reporting on allegations that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians had formed an alternative government.

Myanmar curfew returns calm, Muslims pray in peace

2014-07-04 09:54

Muslims in Myanmar's second-largest city have said early morning prayers in peace after an overnight curfew restored calm following two nights of violent rampages by extremist Buddhists.

Myanmar: No more political prisoners

2013-12-31 13:21

Myanmar has announced there were "no more political prisoners" after issuing a sweeping amnesty order aimed at fulfilling a presidential pledge to free all dissidents.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi says party will run in election

2015-07-11 17:13

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said 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.

Myanmar blocks changes to constitution, a blow to Aung San Suu Kyi

2015-06-25 14:07

Myanmar's parliament has voted against proposed constitutional amendments, ensuring that the military's veto power remains intact and that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president in an election this year.

Aung San Suu Kyi meets Chinese president in first China visit

2015-06-11 12:04

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with China's president on the second day of an official trip to China, with few details emerging about the meeting.

Suu Kyi hopes high-level meeting leads to fair polls

2015-04-10 11:06

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is meeting with the country’s top political and military leaders, but says the landmark talks will be meaningful only if they lead to free and fair elections.

Thai beach murder suspects ask Suu Kyi for help

2014-12-11 12:04

The two suspects in the murder of two UK tourists in Thailand have asked Myanmar national Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to help their case, activists say.

Aung San Suu Kyi's presidential chances dwindle

2014-11-19 12:04

Myanmar's constitution cannot be changed until after next year's general election, the speaker of parliament says, casting doubt on the chances of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi becoming president.

Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

2014-10-31 09:37

Myanmar's president is holding a rare meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that also includes the country's political and military heavyweights.

US law maker: Mynamar must reform

2014-07-25 16:15

Jade and rubies from Myanmar will remain banned from the US unless opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi can run for president, a top official says.

Myanmar army linked to over 100 rapes

2014-01-15 16:09

The Women's League of Burma has released a report documenting more than 100 rapes allegedly by soldiers, almost all in townships plagued by stubborn ethnic insurgencies.

Suu Kyi's party to contest Myanmar elections

2013-12-28 18:09

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party has said it will contest 2015 elections even if the country's constitution is not amended.

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