Suu Kyi’s Party to Contest 2015 Elections

Suu Kyi’s Party to Contest 2015 Elections

(Yangon) – Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has said 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 Suu Kyi […]

US honors Suu Kyi, ends sanctions on Myanmar Leaders

US honors Suu Kyi, ends sanctions on Myanmar Leaders

(Washington) – The United States lifted sanctions on two of Myanmar’s top leaders as the Congress hailed Aung San Suu Kyi as a hero of democracy in a lavish ceremony unthinkable only months ago.The move to end the sanctions on Myanmar President Thein Sein and parliamentary speaker Thura Shwe Mann, just hours after Suu Kyi […]

US, China must not squabble over Myanmar: Suu Kyi

US, China must not squabble over Myanmar: Suu Kyi

(Bangkok) – Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi warned China and the United States against turning Myanmar into a “battling ground” as they vie for influence over the strategically important nation. Speaking at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Bangkok, in her first trip abroad for 24 years, Suu Kyi said she was […]

Ban Ki-moon makes historic visit to Burma

Ban Ki-moon makes historic visit to Burma

(New York) – UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon is making a landmark visit to Burma to meet Aung San Suu Kyi and press the government for more democratic reforms. The trip is the latest high-profile diplomatic visit to the once-isolated nation and his first since a reformist government took office a year ago. Before arriving […]

Cameron meets Myanmar Leaders on Historic Visit

British PM meets Myanmar Leaders on Historic Visit

(Naypyidaw) – British Prime Minister, David Cameron met Myanmar’s President, Thein Sein on the first visit in decades by a Western leader to Myanmar, as world powers consider lifting sanctions. Thein Sein hailed the visit as “historic” as he welcomed Cameron to his official residence in Naypyidaw. “We are very pleased and encouraged by your […]

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