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Has Aung San Suu Kyi turned her back on Burma's student protesters?

Has Aung San Suu Kyi turned her back on Burma’s student protesters?

By Fri, Feb 06, 2015 10:57AM UTC Comments Off Has Aung San Suu Kyi turned her back on Burma's student protesters?

One suspects that General Aung San, a former student activist, would be horrified that his daughter, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, threatened National League for Democracy (NLD) member Thein Lwin with legal action for supporting protesting students....

Suu Kyi house arrest gate up for auction; minimum bid $200,000

By Mon, Feb 02, 2015 3:13PM UTC Comments Off Suu Kyi house arrest gate up for auction; minimum bid $200,000

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The iron gate that stood in front of the home of Burma's formerly imprisoned democracy icon, separating her from throngs of supporters as she made speeches challenging the country's then-military rulers, is going on the auction block....

Burma’s opposition undecided on contesting polls

By Tue, Dec 30, 2014 9:13PM UTC Comments Off Burma's opposition undecided on contesting polls

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma (Myanmar) opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it is too early for her party to decide whether it will join 2015 elections because it depends on whether the constitution and election laws are amended....

How the Burmese military perpetuates its own myth

By Wed, Nov 19, 2014 7:34PM UTC Comments Off How the Burmese military perpetuates its own myth

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 US lawmakers: Burma elections unfair without Aung San Suu Kyi

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....