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  • January 29, 2015

    Education minister bows to students' demand

    .... Fearing another bloody clash, more than 60 NGOs in Myanmar urged the government to avoid using force against the students. Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), said all parties must prepare to compromise on the controversial national education bill. ...

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  • January 28, 2015

    How religion is being used to win power in Myanmar

    ... support around the various states and divisions of the country. Last year, thousands at a 969 conference in Mandalay heard Wirathu praise Aung San Suu Kyi for her dedication in fighting for democracy before adding that he would not choose her as next president because she had married a foreigner. If he had...

    Opinion
  • January 25, 2015

    No coup for now: Commander-in-chief

    ... two important issues - amendments to the 2008 Constitution and a possible military coup. While politicians including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi criticised the military's reluctance to amend the Constitution, the chief commander said he did not oppose constitutional amendment. One condition is...

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  • January 24, 2015

    Thein Sein urged to hold talks as soon as possible

    ... forces." Some have interpreted the presidentโ s prioritisation of inclusiveness as a way of postponing the six-party meeting. Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of National League of Democracy (NLD), said she would not accept any meetings that are put on just for show. She said she would only accept...

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  • January 23, 2015

    Wirathu takes heat for offensive remarks

    ... reports claim that in addition to insulting Yanghee Lee in his speech on January 16, he also made offensive remarks about opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Wirathuโ s remarks In his response to Lee's recommendation that Myanmar's Bengali population, who call themselves Rohingyas...

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  • January 21, 2015

    Myanmar leader urges education law rethink in face of protests

    ... in ethnic minority languages. Myanmar was rocked by massive student-led demonstrations against authoritarianism in 1988 that propelled Aung San Suu Kyi into the democracy fight, but were ended with a brutal military crackdown. Outright army rule ended in 2011 and the country has seen Western sanctions...

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  • January 21, 2015

    NLD seeks ethnic parties' opinions

    ... and experienced political alliances operating in the country. The UNA encompasses a varied spectrum of ethnic political parties. Aung San Suu Kyi previously met with top leaders of the UNA last December. "Just as the country's top leaders are considering holding a four-party meeting, a six-party meeting...

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  • January 20, 2015

    Myanmar's first challenge is unity, Suu Kyi says

    ... us need to be united. This country is a union, formed from various ethnic groups. We will only become developed when we have unity," said Aung San Suu Kyi. Using her father, Aung San, as an example, Suu Kyi explained the difference between heroism and recklessness. "Wrong pride leads to recklessness and...

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  • January 17, 2015

    NLD member targeted in controversial Facebook post

    ... the way political science is taught at the Bayda Institute. "[The institute] fails to follow 'the dignity of politics' as expressed by Aung San Suu Kyi. This is why General Aung San said, 'Politics is not dirty; politicians make it dirty'." "If the post was posted by him, I feel distressed for the...

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  • January 16, 2015

    Suu Kyi to visit her father's hometown

    ... year of General Aung San's birthday. The NLD announced that it would hold monthly ceremonies to commemorate the national hero's 100th birthday. Suu Kyi previously attended pre-birthday ceremonies in Yangon and Bago. She will visit Pyinmana and Yemathin Townships on January 17. By the end of January or...

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