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  • October 30, 2014

    Myanmar president calls unprecedented talks with parties, army

    The talks, scheduled for Friday in the capital Naypyidaw, are the first of their kind in the country that is attempting to emerge from the shadow of decades of outright military rule. Experts say the meeting comes at a critical time, with Myanmar searching for a nationwide ceasefire to several rebellions...

    Breakingnews
  • October 30, 2014

    US, wife, raise concerns over reporter's death

    ... Aung Naing had previous long-standing connections to the democracy movement, including acting as a security guard for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during mass protests in 1988 against the then-junta government, which were brutally crushed by the military. Last week the US-based Committee to...

    Aec
  • October 29, 2014

    Notorious killing of a reporter

    ... issued a statement condemning the killing of the reporter. According to AAPP, Par Gyi worked as a security guard for opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during the 1988 Democratic Movement and was a member of the Tri Colour Students Group. He has since been working as a freelance journalist in and around...

    Aec
  • October 29, 2014

    Suu Kyi's call for four-party talks finally accepted

    ... issued a joint statement calling for talks between President Thein Sein, Lower House speaker Thura Shwe Mann, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Suu Kyi, saying these could greatly benefit the present and future of the country. In November last year, Suu Kyi sent a letter to President Thein Sein calling for...

    Aec
  • October 28, 2014

    Military guilty of felony over killing of journalist, 1990 MPs say

    ... citizens are imprisoned or killed. But in the case of Par Gyi, he was from the media, from the 88 generation and from a security guard for Aung San Suu Kyi. So, his case has attracted more attention. There were a lot of people in Myanmar who were killed or whose rights were violated".

    Aec
  • October 28, 2014

    All invited to centennial of general who united Myanmar

    ... been written by Historian Toe Hla, but are awaiting final approval from Sitagu Sayardaw Ashin Nyaneitthaya and Aung San's daughter, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. "We are urging all people, including residents of Natmauk, to participate. We have invited his son, Aung San Oo, Aung San Suu Kyi and the president, parliamentary...

    Aec
  • October 28, 2014

    Be prepared for distractions ahead of elections: Suu Kyi

    National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi warned her party's members to be prepared for attempts to sow confusion and create distractions in the run up next year's general election, urging them to remain focused on the two key issues she said would determine whether or not the vote would be...

    Aec
  • October 27, 2014

    Gearing up for the AEC: Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam

    ... military government since 1962, Myanmar is now slowly moving towards democracy and openness under the influence of Aung San's daughter Aung San Suu Kyi, whose heroic fight for democracy was documented in the film "Beyond Rangoon" (1995). During World War II, Japan invaded then-Burma and this occupation...

    Opinion
  • October 27, 2014

    Gearing up for the AEC: Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam

    ... military government since 1962, Myanmar is now slowly moving towards democracy and openness under the influence of Aung San's daughter Aung San Suu Kyi, whose heroic fight for democracy was documented in the film "Beyond Rangoon" (1995). During World War II, Japan invaded then-Burma and this occupation...

    National
  • October 27, 2014

    Licensing, a milestone in banking industry

    ... economic sanctions against the Southeast Asian nation after President Thein Sein began a democratic process that elected opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to Parliament after 15 years of house arrest.

    Business