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  • April 24, 2015

    US removes prominent Myanmar businessman from sanctions list

    ... However, many in Myanmar now feel the reform process has stalled, with the military still holding extensive power. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told Reuters last month that President Thein Sein was insincere about reform and accused the United States and the West of being too optimistic about...

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  • April 24, 2015

    Voice Weekly Journal apologises for controversial photos

    The photos appear to depict Suu Kyi greeting Muslim religious leaders with her hands positioned to signify a budding lotus. Facebook users commented on the photos accusing the politician of religious impropriety. However, other say the depictions of Suu Kyi appear out of context. Suu Kyi's bodyguard Soe Win said:...

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  • April 24, 2015

    Many attend Win Tin's commemoration

    ... former political prisoners, civic organisations, writers, actors and actresses, and his admirers. National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said, "We should value those who worth it, especially those who led us as an idol. It is good for our country. I don't know how much percentage of the...

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  • April 16, 2015

    Post-Thingyan challenges

    ... with some armed ethnic groups as well as the growing number of political prisoners. Among the main critics of the government is Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD). In Bangkok in 2012 - her first overseas trip after her 18 yearsunder house arrest, she urged "cautious optimism...

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  • April 10, 2015

    Political leaders talk peace, elections

    ... of the state during and after the election." The key players in the discussions included President Thein Sein, Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the two parliamentary speakers, party leaders and the minister for National Races and Development Affairs. Earlier this week, Union Parliament Speaker...

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  • April 10, 2015

    Myanmar election talks close without resolution

    ... litmus test for the veracity of reforms since 2011 when the military shed outright rule after decades of iron-fisted control. Opposition leader Suu Kyi on Thursday refused to rule out a boycott of landmark polls, which her party is expected to win. She is currently barred from the presidency by a...

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  • April 9, 2015

    Suu Kyi refuses to rule out election boycott

    ... later this year seen as a vital test of democratic reforms in a nation that was until recently straitjacketed by decades of junta rule. Suu Kyiโ s National League for Democracy (NLD) party wants to amend constitutional clauses that block their leader from the presidency and hands a crucial say over...

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  • April 8, 2015

    69 students, supporters attend second court hearing

    ...) expressed their surprise and sadness over the brutal crackdown on student protesters," Nan Lin added. The delegation also met Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Nay Pyi Taw on April 3.

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  • April 8, 2015

    Six-party talks scheduled for April 10

    ... include the president, the Lower House speaker, the Upper House speaker, the commander-in-chief of the defence services, Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Aye Maung. Aye Maung highlighted four points he will discuss in the meeting: the emergence of a genuine federal union, the amendment of the constitution...

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  • April 8, 2015

    Myanmar to hold rare talks as Suu Kyi pushes for charter change

    ... are, the more the talks can find common ground to benefit the people," he told AFP, adding that the army chief was expected to attend the meeting. Suu Kyiโ s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) confirmed she would attend the meeting but gave no other information about the talks, which are expected...

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