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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... party youth ready to rise in ranks Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar opposition party faced calls to inject new blood into its ageing top ranks as it opened a landmark conference dedicated to its ... parliamentary elections next year that could sweep it to power. Maung Maung Oo, one of the organisers of the meeting of about 150 opposition party members aged 16 to 35- the first of its kind- said ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi's plea for unity at first party congress

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Opposition leader in rallying cry to National League for Democracy ahead of 2015 elections Suu Kyi pleads for unity at first party congress Myanmar's ... at the first congress of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Suu Kyi urged a revival of the "spirit of fraternity" which saw it build a huge base during junta rule. But she ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi’s NLD party holds landmark Myanmar congress

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... hailed by the party as unprecedented in the country’s troubled history. Red flags bearing the NLD peacock emblem were erected on a stage in a Yangon restaurant for the landmark congress while ... reappointed as head of the party. But beyond that the precise agenda was unclear. Journalists were barred from entering the opening of the congress and even some delegates appeared unsure what ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... and singing the national anthem to taunt the Muslim people,” said Win Mya Mya, a Muslim resident and senior member of the main opposition party, the National League for Democracy. He and others blamed ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of Myanmar presidency suffer blow

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party have been pushing for constitutional change ahead of next year's election, mainly to reduce the political clout of the military, which ruled ... on the panel are from the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), which was created from a social movement set up by the former junta. A vote in the bicameral legislature to change ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US Congress panel slams persecution of Rohingya The House Foreign Affairs Committee has called for an end to persecution of Myanmar's minority Rohingya ... remain uncertain, but it reflects concern in Congress over the outbreaks of violence in the country as it shifts toward democracy after decades of direct military rule. It also underscores ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi’s Myanmar opposition set for maiden congress

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ...  Aung San Suu Kyi’s long-suppressed opposition will hold its first ever party congress on Friday, cementing its new place in Myanmar’s political mainstream as it aims to sweep to power ... decades under the former military dictatorship. “There has not been a party congress like this in Myanmar’s history,” NLD spokesman Nyan Win said. He said the conference, which will draw around ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    United States lifts sanctions as Congress hails Aung San Suu Kyi

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Treasury drops Thein Sein and Thura Shwe Mann from 'Specially Designated Nationals' list US lifts sanctions as Congress hails Suu Kyi The United States lifted sanctions on two of Myanmar's top leaders as the Congress hailed Aung San Suu Kyi a hero of democracy in a lavish ceremony unthinkable only months ago. The move to end ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s Win Tin, who died at 84, a warrior for freedom to the end

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:14am by AP

    ... failed to dull his commitment to the democratic cause, had suffered worsening ill health in recent weeks. He died in hospital in Yangon early yesterday, National League for Democracy party ... the following year in the wake of a student-led pro-democracy uprising. He reiterated his support for party leader Suu Kyi in the days before he died, according to his long-time assistant Yar Zar. ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... 100". Win Tin, co-founder of the opposition party, the National League for Democracy, launched the precursor of its newspaper Democracy Wave from Yangon's notorious Insein Prison. ...




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