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Suu Kyi’s party to contest 2015 Burma elections

By Sun, Dec 29, 2013 12:27PM UTC 0 Comment

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party said Saturday that it will contest 2015 parliamentary elections even if the country’s constitution barring her from running for president is not amended. It was the first time the National League for Democracy party announced it would take part in the polls, which...

Analysis: Will the New Year bring a new Constitution?

By Wed, Apr 17, 2013 5:05PM UTC 0 Comment

Today, 17 April, is New Year’s Day in Burma. Burmese New Year, also known as the Thingyan festival, is an is a happy event where people splash water on each other as a symbol of washing away the bad luck of the previous year. President Thein Sein spoke in a radio address broadcast to mark...

Suu Kyi selected to remain Burma opposition head

By Sun, Mar 10, 2013 9:05PM UTC 0 Comment

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi was selected Sunday to continue as head of Burma’s main opposition party, keeping her leadership post even as the party undergoes a makeover to adjust to the country’s new democratic framework. The Nobel laureate was named chairwoman of the National League for Democracy’s new executive board on...

Burma opposition holds first party congress

By Fri, Mar 08, 2013 6:34PM UTC 0 Comment

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Nearly 900 representatives from Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party gathered Friday in Burma’s main city to elect their leadership for the first time in the group’s 25-year history. It is a sign of how far Burma has come with political reforms that the gathering, which runs through Sunday in Yangon,...

Burma opposition party to hold party congress

By Sun, Mar 03, 2013 8:58PM UTC 0 Comment

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — In another sign of political reform and reconciliation in Burma/Myanmar, the country’s biggest party led by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will hold its first-ever congress in the country’s former capital next week. “This will be the NLD’s first party congress since the party was formed more than 24 years...