Tag Archives: Aung San Suu Kyi

  • US urges Myanmar to let people choose president

    The US urged Myanmar on Monday to allow its people to freely choose the next president amid a row over a law which would ban opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running. ...

  • Suu Kyi meets Dalai Lama, risking China’s ire

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has risked prompting Chinese anger after it was confirmed she had a private meeting with the Dalai Lama on the sidelines of a Prague rights conference. ...

  • Dalai Lama addresses Forum 2000 in Prague

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a personal friend of former Czech president Vaclav Havel, delivered a lecture before hundreds of people in Prague on Sunday. ...

  • Dalai Lama, Suu Kyi to attend Czech rights forum

    Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama will attend a human rights forum in Prague next month, its spokesman said. ...

  • Buddhists burn Muslim homes and shops in Myanmar

    Members of a 1,000-strong Buddhist mob torched dozens of homes and shops in Myanmar following rumours that a Muslim man tried to sexually assault a young woman, officials and witnesses said Sunday. ...

  • Myanmar to ‘free all political prisoners by year end’

    Myanmar President Thein Sein said all political prisoners would be freed by the end of the year and that a ceasefire with ethnic groups was possible within weeks. ...

  • Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to run for president

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday declared her intention to run for president, calling for all of the country's people to share the fruits of its dramatic reforms. ...

  • Unrest rocks Myanmar after woman ‘torched’

    Houses and mosques were set ablaze by mobs in a town in eastern Myanmar after a Buddhist woman was allegedly "torched" by a Muslim man, authorities said Tuesday, in a fresh bout of religious violence. ...

  • EU ends Myanmar sanctions, arms embargo remains

    EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to lift the last of the bloc's trade, economic and individual sanctions against Myanmar, hailing "a new chapter" with the once pariah state. ...

  • Dalai Lama pleads for Myanmar monks to end violence

    Amid a damning new report showing official Myanmar complicity in ethnically cleansing entire Muslim towns and villages, the world's foremost Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama has pleaded to end violence. ...