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  • October 9, 2015

    SSI fiasco cuts Tisco Group's Q3 earnings by 25.6

    The amount showed a 25.6 per cent decrease from the same period last year. In a statement, the group attributed the sharp drop to additional provisions against Tisco Bankโ s loan to Sahaviriya Steel Industries (SSI). The full provisioning affected the group, but not significantly, said Oranuch...

  • October 8, 2015

    USDP slammed over '2 kisses with Obama' campaign

    ... opposition party. Launching the campaign on Tuesday in Hinthada Township, Htay Oo, joint chairman of USDP made a direct reference to Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD). "Powerful countries, which assumed Myanmar would never change its political system, start recognising...

  • October 8, 2015

    US issues Myanmar election security warning

    Myanmar is one month away from polls that many hope will be the countryโ s freest for decades, with Suu Kyiโ s National League for Democracy likely to wrest significant gains from the quasi-civilian ruling party that has governed since the end of outright junta rule in 2011. But political and religious...

  • October 7, 2015

    Government is your servant, not your saviour: Suu Kyi

    Suu Kyi said the people should not see the government as their saviour but rather as their servant. She spoke at a meeting with residents of Banmaw Township, Kachin State, on October 5. She answered questions about the national peace process and public safety. Suu Kyi said the national peace process...

  • October 7, 2015

    I can be leader even if not Myanmar president: Suu Kyi

    "If the NLD wins the elections and we form a government, Iโ m going to be the leader of that government whether or not Iโ m the president," Suu Kyi told the India Today television channel. "The leader of the NLD government will have to be me because I am the leader of my party," she said, refusing to...

  • October 6, 2015

    Buffeted by war, Myanmar ethnic groups crave peace after polls

    ... think there will be peace after the election... How can we go on if life is filled with gunfire " Last weekend opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited Kachin, weaving around battle zones to convince locals the National League for Democracy (NLD) can deliver peace and federalism to ethnic voters...

  • September 29, 2015

    NLD seeks UEC's attention

    ... the chairman," said Win Htein, an NLD member. According to NLD, a statement designed to mislead voters about the NLD and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi was read during a religious sermon at a celebration for the enactment of the race and religion protection laws organised by Ma Ba Tha in North Oakkalapa...

  • September 28, 2015

    Suu Kyi blames govt for voter list errors

    ... kind of government that takes responsibility. But as it does not take responsibility, we citizens have to ensure we are included in the lists," said Suu Kyi. The Union Election Commission said it could guarantee just for 30-per-cent accuracy in the lists. "It means that it cannot guarantee a fair...

  • September 26, 2015

    'Playing dead' isn't playing it right

    ...'t disappear without the other doing the same. Simply put, if Thaksin stays politically active, so will the military. Thaksin is not Aung San Suu Kyi, who endured detention and suffered alongside her people. He is not Nelson Mandela, who fought for a pure ideology. Thaksin's activism doesn't seem...

  • September 23, 2015

    Myanmar garment workers long for 'manufacturing renaissance'

    ... the bottom of global development tables, rest on the outcome of the November 8 elections pitting the army-backed ruling party against Aung San Suu Kyiโ s National League for Democracy (NLD). Suu Kyi, who recently toured a garment factory with Angelina Jolie, is widely expected to lead her party to a sweeping...