Tag Archives: Aung San Suu Kyi

  • ‘The world is waiting’: Malala urges Aung San Suu Kyi to act over Rohingya violence in Myanmar

    Malala Yousafzai, the UN Messenger of Peace, has called on Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn the “tragic and shameful” treatment of Rohingya Muslim in the country. ...

  • Aung San Suu Kyi denies Rohingya ethnic cleansing allegations

    The Nobel Prize winner told the BBC’s Fergal Keane that there were issues in Rakhine State where the Muslim Rohingya live, but said it did not go as far as ethnic cleansing. ...

  • Deadly clashes in Myanmar threaten rebel peace bid

    At least eight people have been killed and thousands displaced by clashes in southeast Myanmar, rebels and border forces said Monday, violence that threatens to undercut the new government's ...

  • China’s Xi says wants to ensure ‘correct direction’ of Myanmar ties

    Chinese President Xi Jinping told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday China wants to ensure relations develop in the "correct direction". ...

  • New Myanmar government frees political prisoners

    A Myanmar court on Friday freed dozens of jailed students, in the first wave of detainee releases after Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to make releasing political prisoners the first priority of her new government. ...

  • Suu Kyi aide sworn in as Myanmar president in historic power shift

    Myanmar entered a new era on Wednesday as Aung San Suu Kyi's democracy movement took power after 50 years of military domination, with a close aide of the Nobel laureate sworn in as president. ...

  • Suu Kyi party wins historic Myanmar polls

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition on Friday secured a parliamentary majority from last weekend's polls that will allow it to elect a president and form a government in a historic shift in power from the army. ...

  • Myanmar government vows to ‘respect’ election result

    Myanmar's military-backed government vowed Wednesday to respect the country's election result despite staring at a poll wipeout, as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for talks with the president. ...

  • Suu Kyi eyes historic win in Myanmar elections

    Myanmar's boisterous election campaign draws to a close Friday, two days before milestone polls that could finally propel Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party to power after a decades-long struggle against the military. ...

  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi confims opposition will contest election

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday said her opposition would participate in historic polls set for 8 November, vowing the party would amend the constitution that bars her from the presidency if it wins. ...