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  • May 22, 2015

    Myanmar's army chief set to stand down

    ... about excessive corruption and prepared to consider dialogue as a means to resolve conflicts and tensions. That would be good news for Aung San Suu Kyi - in terms of negotiating a coalition government after the next elections and proposed constitutional change - and the ethnic minorities, who will still...

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  • May 22, 2015

    Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat: official

    ..., seen as a response to campaigns by hardline Buddhist monks in a key election year. Noble Peace Prize winning opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is yet to comment on the current crisis, a silence that observers attribute to fears over alienating a swathe of the electorate just months ahead of the...

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  • May 20, 2015

    Blinded by Islamophobia

    ... in Sri Lanka, is particularly disgraceful, as is the fact that the leaders of the supposedly democratic opposition in Myanmar, including Aung San Suu Kyi, have been unwilling to denounce it. Helveticus

    Opinion
  • May 20, 2015

    Myanmar's Lady remains silent on plight of Rohingya

    ... of the migrants. The country is preparing for general elections in which the opposition will compete for the first time since 1990 with Aung San Suu Kyi - Myanmar's pro-democracy champion and best-known politician- at its head. With the political stakes so high, and repeated calls for Myanmar to examine...

    Opinion
  • May 20, 2015

    Parties prepared for election, key figures seek charter changes

    ... Thein Sein and the political parties have hardly reached a stage that is effective. As the election draws near, Opposition leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi resumes her tour. Last Sunday, she met the people of Mawlamyine and Thanbyuzayat, receiving many questions about Section 59(f) of the Constitution, which...

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  • May 20, 2015

    Ministers discuss boat people issue, NLD stresses "human rights"

    .... He said Muslim boat people fleeing dire conditions in Myanmar are entitled to "human rights", according to a report by AFP. NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi has faced criticism for not speaking strongly on the issue, as surging Buddhist nationalism has deepened the desperation of a group largely viewed as...

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  • May 20, 2015

    Myanmar offers `humanitarian assistance" to migrants

    ...โ s ethnic groups, and does not include the Rohingya. "This is our party position." Party leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday declined to answer reportersโ questions on her position towards the Rohingya migrants. "It is better to ask government," she said....

    Breakingnews
  • May 16, 2015

    Six-party talks due soon: Ye Htut

    ... the ethnic representative in the talks. President Thein Sein, the two parliamentary Speakers, the commander-in-chief, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Aye Maung took part in the talks.

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  • May 15, 2015

    Federal Union to be possible only with goodwill: Suu Kyi

    At a meeting with civic organisations on May 12, she said for a successful federal system, everyone must nurture goodwill. "We must be broad-minded. Racism is too narrow-minded to sustain a federal union. As the Bamar are the majority in our country, Bamar people nurture more goodwill. However,...

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  • May 14, 2015

    Myanmar's abandoned Rohingya: Asia's pariah people

    ... after decades of military rule and a surge of Buddhist nationalism, has shown no appetite to address the plight of the Rohingya. Even Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning democracy champion, has failed to come to their defence, with critics saying she is reluctant to alienate her supporters...

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