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  • March 31, 2015

    Voters in Myanmar being kept in the dark

    ... community want to know how the current Constitution will be amended. The chief question is whether Nobel Laureate and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be given the opportunity to run for president. The current junta-drafted charter bans anyone who has been married to a foreigner from becoming president...

    Opinion
  • March 25, 2015

    Suu Kyi postpones Mon and Kayin trips

    ...โ s very tired due to her recent trips. And she is also due to attend Parliament. The rescheduling is not due to her health," the doctor said. Suu Kyi travelled to Mawlamyine, the capital city of Mon State in 2012, and to Kayin in January 2014.

    Aec
  • March 25, 2015

    Public education campaign launched

    ... a century of military rule. Only observers from Southeast Asian nations were invited to the 2012 by-elections, which brought democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi to parliament. Before 2010, the last general election in Myanmar, then Burma, was held in 1990, but the military did not allow parliament to convene...

    Aec
  • March 25, 2015

    Rule tightening in Thailand causes fuel shortage in Myawaddy

    ... Somchai said that the new bridge, with 6 to 8 lanes, should double trade. The bridge requires an investment of Bt3.9 billion. -- Suu Kyi postpones Mon and Kayin trips Myanmar Eleven National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi has postponed her trips to Mon and Kayin...

    Aec
  • March 25, 2015

    NLD doubts charter change before poll

    ..., the opposition National League for Democracy party believes there will be no amendment of the constitution in time to allow its leader Aung San Suu Kyi to become president. However, the party plans to amend the charter if they win the election so that Suu Kyi can become president. "When we win the majority...

    Aec
  • March 25, 2015

    A cry for freedom

    ... Previous winners include Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, South African former leader Nelson Mandela and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. "Through his work Ai Weiwei reminds us that the right of every individual to express themselves must be protected, not just for the sake of society...

    Life
  • March 24, 2015

    Myanmar to invite Western observers for general election

    ... a century of military rule. Only observers from Southeast Asian nations were invited to the 2012by-elections, which brought democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi to parliament. Before 2010, the last general election in Myanmar, then Burma, was held in 1990, but the military did not allow parliament to convene...

    Breakingnews
  • March 24, 2015

    Myanmar to invite Western observers for general election

    ... a century of military rule. Only observers from Southeast Asian nations were invited to the 2012by-elections, which brought democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi to parliament. Before 2010, the last general election in Myanmar, then Burma, was held in 1990, but the military did not allow parliament...

    Aec
  • March 20, 2015

    Suu Kyi seeks medical advice

    ... during the days. "We know that NLD's chairperson had a medical check-up during the parliamentary sessions," said the MP. Approaching 70, Suu Kyi has been rarely absent from parliamentary sessions except when she was away on foreign trips. Tin Myo Win, the family doctor, said some medical results...

    Aec
  • March 20, 2015

    Myanmar leader defends reform pace, army role

    ... turned their backs their authoritarian past. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), led by veteran democracy campaigner Aung San Su Kyi, has called on the military to reduce their powerful hold over Myanmarโ s politics. Early in his tenure Thein Sein oversaw major reforms that have...

    Breakingnews