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  • March 6, 2015

    NLD members cancel trip to China

    ... postponed. We will consider it later," said Nyan Win. Phyo Zeyar Thaw, a parliamentarian and parliamentary affairs spokesperson for NLD leader Suu Kyi, also confirmed that she would not make a China trip this month. Member of the NLD's central committee for election victory Sharmee, who was selected...

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  • March 4, 2015

    Critical steps recommended for transparent election in Myanmar

    ... of America. The statement was released a day after the rare one-on-one meeting between President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw. President Thein Sein and Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi had a rare meeting on Monday, the sixth round of talks since the latter was released...

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  • March 4, 2015

    Betting on Myanmar's opening

    ... fair, and urge constitutional amendments to lock in democratic reform. Constitutional provisions disallow the iconic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president, and current government leaders and parliament are reluctant to amend them. Moreover, the military is directly represented...

    Opinion
  • March 3, 2015

    Student protesters given hours to disperse

    ... of reforms since replacing military rule in 2011, ending the countryโ s decades of isolation. But rights groups and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have raised concerns that reforms are stalling.

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  • March 2, 2015

    Myanmar finds rare white elephant: state media

    ... "democratic transition", despite widespread criticism of the polls with allegations of cheating and the absence of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar is currently preparing for another general election, a key test of the countryโ s political reforms and one that is likely to see significant...

    Breakingnews
  • February 27, 2015

    A South Korean documentary zooms in on Aung San

    ... South Korea, we're striving for democracy. I came upon the idea of making a documentary about him after reading books on Myanmar politician Aung San Suu Kyi and her father," said Soohwan Cho. The documentary's film crew was in Myanmar recently to capture the recent Aung San's centenary celebrations...

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  • February 26, 2015

    Gmail available in Burmese, the email's 74th language

    ... has ushered in a new era of political openness in the Asian country but a clause under the junta-era constitution still bars Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency.

    Breakingnews
  • February 25, 2015

    MP slams govt's broken promises

    ... next election," Myat Nyarna Soe said. Last week, when reiterating the necessity of a six-party political discussion, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi named eight hurdles: lack of enthusiasm; the government's reluctance to reform the controversial Constitution; weak human rights protection; failure to...

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  • February 25, 2015

    Myanmar marches towards moment of truth

    ... one stone - stop the marching and deflect attention from the 100th birth anniversary of General Aung San, the father of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. So far, the government's response to the protest had followed the pattern set by previous military regimes - hardly surprising given that it is...

    Opinion
  • February 20, 2015

    Mounting casualties in Kokang as fighting intensifies

    ... to such extremism," he said. Asked to comment on the declaration of the martial law, National League for Democracy (NLD) chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi said: "The army itself has a duty to safeguard the country and people. It depends on the procedures. The rule of law cannot be neglected in any kind of...

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