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Military MPs attend Burma's parliament. Pic: AP.

How the Burmese military perpetuates its own myth

By Wed, Nov 19, 2014 7:34PM UTC Comments Off Military MPs attend Burma's parliament. Pic: AP.

A heated debate broke out in Burma’s lower house Monday over efforts by the opposition to overhaul the constitution prior to the 2015 elections. As per previous debates, the military contingent – which takes up a quarter of seats and thereby wields effective veto over such matters – resisted the idea that charter reform, and allowing Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president, might benefit the country. "I would like you all to remember that the constitution is not written for just a person but for the future of everyone," Colonel Htay Naing, one of the uniformed MPs, told...

US lawmakers: Burma elections unfair without Aung San Suu Kyi

By Thu, Nov 06, 2014 11:16AM UTC Comments Off Burma's opposition Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of U.S. lawmakers want President Barack Obama to pressure Burma's government to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president....

Aung San Suu Kyi says Burma’s reforms have stalled

By Wed, Nov 05, 2014 7:51PM UTC Comments Off Aung San Suu Kyi says Burma’s reforms have stalled

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has a message for President Barack Obama and other world leaders as they head to Burma: The international community's faith in its military-dominated government came too early and too fast, and democratic reforms stalled long ago....

Burma’s president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 12:27PM UTC Comments Off Prime Minister Thein Sein is seen as he delivers speech during an opening of a road in Myanmar/Burma. Pic: AP.

NAYPYITAW, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma''s president is holding a rare meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that also includes the country's political and military heavyweights....

Obama speaks to Burma’s political leaders

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 9:12AM UTC Comments Off U.S. President Barack Obama and Burma President Thein Sein pictured together at an event in 2011. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Burma/Myanmar with two of the country's political leaders....

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