Burma’s existing Constitution, approved in a May 2008 referendum, is controversial since it was prearranged by means of subjective legal principles. It says the military commander-in-charge can take sovereign power if the country is in a dangerous situation. In late July last year, a three-day Ethnic Conference organized by the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC)...
The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression — and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela’s iconic power. There are a few whose trials have made them symbols of freedom, including the former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi...
SYDNEY (AP) — Burma pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney on Wednesday for her first Australian visit. The National League for Democracy lawmaker is on a five-day trip to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and will make a number of speeches, including one at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday. The Nobel Peace...
ROME (AP) — Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi has picked up an overdue honor from Rome, a city she fondly recalled enjoying, along with its gelato, 40 years earlier. The Nobel Peace Prize winner received Rome’s honorary citizenship Sunday night in City Hall on the ancient Capitoline Hill. In 1994, Rome had conferred the honor...
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-time political prisoner, has finally collected the European Union’s 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights. In Tuesday’s stirring ceremony, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that “23 years later, we welcome you here and it is a great moment.” Suu Kyi...
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