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  • April 25, 2016 1:00 am

    Dos and don’ts for FM Aung San Suu Kyi

    For the first time in its history, there will be a Nobel Peace laureate and the world’s most famous political icon in the family of the Asean Ministerial Meeting (AMM), which serves as the Asean annual meeting. Myanmar’s new Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi needs to know a few things about the organisation, with which she has had a dreadful relationship in the past.

  • April 18, 2016 12:36 pm

    Suu Kyi reaches out to rebels with federalism vow

    YANGON - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday vowed to press for greater autonomy for the nation's ethnic minorities, in an early move to soothe the rebellions roiling the country after her party's ascent to power.

  • April 9, 2016 4:34 pm

    Suu Kyi undergoes eye surgery: official

    YANGON - Myanmar's Aung Sang Suu Kyi underwent successful eye surgery Saturday, a senior party official said, weeks after the 70-year-old's fledgling administration took power.

  • April 8, 2016 12:59 pm

    Families flock to Myanmar jails after Suu Kyi amnesty plan

    THARRAWADDY, Myanmar - Anxious families of detained activists rushed to Myanmar prisons Friday, as officials indicated dozens of students could be freed after Aung San Suu Kyi hinted at a mass amnesty for political prisoners.

  • April 8, 2016 12:06 am

    Suu Kyi starts state counsellor duties

    YANGON - Aung San Suu Kyi has started discharging her duties as state counsellor, according to Dr Myat Nyana Soe, the secretary of the Joint Bill Committee.

  • April 7, 2016 5:57 pm

    Suu Kyi aims to free political prisoners and students

    Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will be working towards freeing all political prisoners as well as detained activists and imprisoned students that are currently facing trial, according to the Counselor's Office’s announcement Thursday.

  • April 7, 2016 12:21 am

    Suu Kyi gets new role as special adviser

    YANGON - Myanmar's president Wednesday signed a bill giving Aung San Suu Kyi a new role of state adviser, shoring up her influence across all branches of government despite vehement opposition from the still-powerful military.

  • April 5, 2016 2:12 pm

    Myanmar's Suu Kyi to meet China counterpart in FM debut

    YANGON - Myanmar's new foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi will meet her Chinese counterpart in Naypyidaw Tuesday, an official said, in her first act of international diplomacy since her pro-democracy party took power.

  • April 5, 2016 1:00 am

    In Myanmar, pandering to the cult of Suu Kyi

    The new NLD government is risking the country’s future by trying to concentrate power in one pair of hands

  • April 4, 2016 5:49 pm

    Suu Kyi to give up two cabinet portfolios

    After just a few days in office, Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw Monday proposed a minor reshuffle of his cabinet affecting two of the four portfolios held by party leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • April 4, 2016 3:04 pm

    Myanmar President seeks change of Suu Kyi's portfolios

    YANGON - Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw on Monday submitted a proposal to the union parliament asking that two out of four portfolios held by Aung San Suu Kyi be changed.

  • April 2, 2016 9:47 pm

    Upper House votes to name Suu Kyi as state counsellor

    A bill submitted by National League for Democracy (NLD) MP Aung Kyi Nyunt to enable Aung San Suu Kyi to be named as a state counsellor has been approved by the Upper House.