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  • July 24, 2015

    USDP hardliner dies in Singapore

    ..., established in 2010 and owned by Nay Aung. Unconfirmed reports say Aung Thaung hated the National League for Democracy and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi. He was often viewed as a hardliner in the government. He was often cited by the international community as one of the key architects of the Depayin...

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  • July 23, 2015

    Senior Myanmar official on US sanctions list dies at 74

    ... US citizens from doing business with him. He was accused of involvement in the 2003 Depayin massacre, during which opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her convoy were assaulted in central Myanmar and dozens of supporters were killed.

    Breakingnews
  • July 20, 2015

    China holds Uighur who 'planned bomb attack': report

    State broadcaster CCTVโ s report was based on a prison confession from the man it identified as "Aikebaier", which a Uighur rights group dismissed as "propaganda". CCTV said that Aikebaier had travelled to Syria via Turkey sometime after 2013 and received "bomb-making training". It was not clear...

    Breakingnews
  • July 19, 2015

    Myanmar's Suu Kyi invokes father's sacrifice ahead of elections

    ... on to achieve full independence, it languished for decades under a brutal, isolationist and paranoid junta which crushed opposition and locked up Suu Kyi for the best part of two decades. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was released from house arrest in 2010 and a year later the military handed power to...

    Breakingnews
  • July 19, 2015

    Myanmar's Suu Kyi invokes father's sacrifice ahead of elections

    ... on to achieve full independence, it languished for decades under a brutal, isolationist and paranoid junta which crushed opposition and locked up Suu Kyi for the best part of two decades. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was released from house arrest in 2010 and a year later the military handed power to...

    Breakingnews
  • July 18, 2015

    Myanmar youths strike a pose against hate in selfie campaign

    ... only "working hard" to ensure Myanmar "does not become an Islamic country". Few mainstream politicians, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, dare speak out in defence of Muslims for fear of alienating Buddhist voters ahead of crucial elections. Her reticence, especially on the Rohingya issue...

    Opinion
  • July 16, 2015

    Scramble to fix Myanmar's error-riddled voters roll

    ... in a generation on November 8. "Weโ ve found many mistakes, wrong names, wrong birth dates," said Thaung Htut, an official with Aung San Suu Kyiโ s opposition National League for Democracy party (NLD) who fears time is running out to amend the rolls ahead of the crunch polls. Sitting with colleagues...

    Breakingnews
  • July 15, 2015

    EMG's CEO came under attack by unknown assailants

    ... for. I am worried nothing about it. If such attack is a political violence, I am deeply concerned about the safety of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi," Dr Than Htut Aung said.

    Breakingnews
  • July 14, 2015

    President Thein Sein says will not run for second term

    ... Myanmarโ s ruling political party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), held a one-on-one meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after receiving Thein Seinโ s letter on Monday afternoon, sources close to the parties said, without giving details of what they discussed. Suu Kyi said on...

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  • July 13, 2015

    Gearing towards elections

    .... The National League for Democracy (NLD) won the 1990 election with a landslide, but it was blocked from assuming power. Its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was held under house arrest for 15 of the years from 1989 to 2010. Political parties are prepared for the race, including the Union Solidarity and...

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