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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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