ARTICLES RELATING TO AUNG SAN SUU KYI

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.

Suu Kyi: Mandela taught us we could change the world

2013-12-06 07:03

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as a "great human being" who inspired others to change the world.

Pope urges dialogue in Myanmar

2013-10-28 20:12

Pope Francis has called for inter-religious dialogue in Myanmar at an audience for Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in which the two also discussed her long campaign for democracy.

Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize

2013-10-10 12:49

A Pakistani teenage activist shot in the head by the Taliban last year for campaigning for better rights for girls, has won the European Union's annual human rights award.

Myanmar slams Time over 'Buddhist terror'

2013-06-24 10:00

Myanmar's president has lashed out against Time magazine's cover story on "Buddhist terror" for undermining government efforts to ease sectarian tensions in the country.

Myanmar jails man for riot-sparking attack

2013-06-13 12:05

A Muslim man whose attack on a Buddhist woman set off sectarian rioting in Myanmar's northeast has been sentenced to 26 years in prison, says a local politician.

Ceasefire agreement reached in Myanmar

2013-05-30 14:00

Myanmar has reached a preliminary ceasefire deal with ethnic minority Kachin rebels, the last major armed group to agree to stop fighting after decades of civil war.

Obama urges Myanmar to stop violence

2013-05-21 07:57

President Barack Obama has urged the president of Myanmar to take steps to halt violence against Muslims in his country and move ahead with economic and political reforms.

Myanmar backs police action after protests

2013-04-26 14:00

Myanmar authorities has defended the police handling of a land protest near a Chinese mine, state media reports, accusing villagers of attacking them with petrol bombs.

Suu Kyi to kickstart diplomacy in Japan

2013-04-12 14:02

Japan's long-deferred aspirations for a larger role in Myanmar will be getting a boost with a visit by Nobel Peace Prize laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi in symbolic debut at army parade

2013-03-27 11:12

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has made a symbol-laden appearance at an annual military parade for the first time, underscoring the country's startling transformation.

Tutu meets Suu Kyi, political prisoners

2013-02-26 14:02

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has met fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to Myanmar that also included talks with dissidents imprisoned by the former junta.

Suu Kyi picks up decade-old rights award

2013-01-31 14:04

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has finally collected a human rights award in South Korea nearly a decade after it was conferred.

US hope to resume search in Myanmar

2013-01-15 14:17

The US has said it hopes to resume searching in Myanmar within months for the remains of service people left unaccounted for in World War II.

Jersey knit by Suu Kyi sells for $50k

2012-12-28 10:00

A hand-knit woollen jersey made by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has sold at an auction in Myanmar for almost $50 000.

Burma or Myanmar? Obama says both

2012-11-19 15:01

Some call the country Myanmar, others call it Burma. On his historic trip to the former army-ruled nation, Barack Obama has called it both.

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Obama to make landmark visit to Myanmar

2012-11-09 09:04

President Barack Obama is set to become the first US leader to visit Myanmar, marking the strongest international endorsement so far of the country's fragile democratic transition.

Suu Kyi willing to be president

2012-10-08 14:04

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has declared her willingness to serve as her country's president and her party's intention to amend the constitution to allow her to do so.

US eases Myanmar import ban

2012-09-27 07:57

The political party of Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed US moves to ease a ban on imports from the nation, hailing it as a positive long term step.

Suu Kyi receives highest US civilian award

2012-09-20 08:06

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met US President Barack Obama at the White House and received the highest congressional award.

Myanmar frees 60 political prisoners

2012-09-18 10:06

About 60 political prisoners have been freed in Myanmar, says a member of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, after the government announced a pardon for hundreds of inmates.

Albright, Suu Kyi sons off blacklist

2012-08-30 16:02

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright and Aung San Suu Kyi's two sons are among hundreds of people who have been removed from Myanmar's entry blacklist.

Myanmar ends decades of media censorship

2012-08-20 12:02

Myanmar says it has abolished media censorship in the latest in a series of democratic reforms, delighting journalists.

 

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 frees 44 political prisoners

2013-12-11 11:49

Myanmar has freed 44 political detainees, a presidential adviser says, the latest in a series of prisoner amnesties by the country's reformist regime.

Aung San Suu Kyi: I'm no saint or icon

2013-11-28 12:08

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi insists she is no saint and no icon, saying she dislikes the titles and has always seen herself as an honest politician.

UK PM to make landmark visit to Sri Lanka

2013-10-25 13:51

David Cameron will become the first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka's war-torn Tamil heartland during next month's Commonwealth summit when he will press Colombo on human rights.

Myanmar to free more political prisoners

2013-07-23 14:00

Myanmar has agreed to release about 70 political prisoners, says an official, with President Thein Sein vowing to free all dissidents by the end of the year.

Myanmar: Coalition possible for Suu Kyi

2013-06-14 12:00

Myanmar's pro-military party has said it is not ruling out a coalition government with the opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi after elections in 2015 if it's in the national interest.

Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president

2013-06-06 10:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared her intention to run for the presidency as she sets her sights on elections due to be held in 2015.

Suu Kyi condemns Rohingya two-child limit

2013-05-27 20:15

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned a policy by a district government to limit Muslim Rohingya families to two children in an effort to curb their population growth.

Suu Kyi's 'mantra' stammers in Myanmar

2013-04-29 15:18

It is Aung San Suu Kyi's mantra for embedding democratic reform, but for many who endured Myanmar's authoritarian and corrupt former junta the "rule of law" remains a distant hope.

Police crack down on Myanmar protests

2013-04-25 14:04

A protest by villagers evicted from land near a Chinese-backed mine, has been violently quelled by police activists say, in an echo of a crackdown at the flashpoint site last year.

Myanmar to write history with daily papers

2013-03-28 11:05

After embracing the internet age and filing breaking news on Twitter and Facebook, Myanmar's long-muzzled reporters have geared up for another revolution - daily newspapers.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for party unity

2013-03-09 12:10

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for her once-banned party to unify as it prepares for landmark 2015 polls, conceding there had been "some fighting" over party positions.

Tutu to meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar visit

2013-02-26 10:03

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is to meet fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, says her party, during a visit to Myanmar that also includes talks with dissidents imprisoned by the former junta.

Suu Kyi to meet S Korea's female leader

2013-01-28 11:01

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to meet in Seoul with Park Geun-hye, who takes office next month as South Korea's first female president.

World ushers in new year with a bang

2012-12-31 13:41

Sydney will kick off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013 from Dubai to Paris and London.

Myanmar police break up mine protest

2012-11-29 09:09

Riot police in Myanmar have fired water cannon at villagers and monks protesting against a Chinese-backed copper mine, in a pre-dawn crackdown that left dozens injured, activists say.

Obama to Myanmar: America 'is with you'

2012-11-19 12:03

In an historic visit, US President Barack Obama has told the people of Myanmar that the US will befriend any nation that respects human rights.

Praise, pressure as Obama visits Myanmar

2012-11-19 08:21

Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit Myanmar, trying to strike a balance between praising the government's progress in democracy and pressing for more reform.

Suu Kyi refuses to take sides

2012-11-04 08:17

Aung San Suu Kyi has declined to speak out on behalf of Rohingya Muslims and insisted she will not use "moral leadership" to back either side in deadly communal unrest in west Myanmar.

SA democracy gets nod from Suu Kyi

2012-10-03 09:05

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has wrapped up a landmark US trip praising South Africa and eastern Europe's democratic transitions - but saying Myanmar must find its own path.

Suu Kyi offers glimpse into personal side

2012-09-21 10:00

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has offered a rare glimpse into her personal side, taking questions and offering advice to young human rights activists in Washington.

Suu Kyi supports end to Myanmar sanctions

2012-09-19 13:10

Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has backed the lifting of sanctions on Myanmar and has reassured China her landmark visit to the US is not aimed at containing Beijing's influence.

Suu Kyi begins landmark visit to US

2012-09-17 08:16

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi will be honoured in Washington and presented Congress's highest award, the latest milestone in her journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi meets president

2012-08-22 18:18

The Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi has met with the president for the second time in less than 2 weeks.

Suu Kyi makes first parliament speech

2012-07-25 13:04

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has used her first speech in parliament to call for laws protecting the rights of the country's impoverished ethnic minorities.

 
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