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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar bar on Aung San Suu Kyi presidency to stay for elections

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:38am by AFP

    ... Myanmar's parliament speaker said yesterday the current junta-drafted constitution, which bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, cannot be changed before elections ... The Nobel laureate last week told Obama the constitution was "unfair, unjust and undemocratic" and warned that Myanmar's reforms were stalling. Obama said "the amendment process ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Barring Aung San Suu Kyi from Myanmar presidency ‘doesn’t make much sense’

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon US president offers his view on provision barring Suu Kyi from top post Obama opposes Myanmar poll rule US President Barack Obama mounted a warm show of support yesterday for Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, voicing opposition to a constitutional rule that prevents the pro-democracy icon becoming president. While crediting Myanmar ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    We can't force change to constitution, admits Aung San Suu Kyi's party

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon We can't win on charter, admits Suu Kyi party Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party admitted it cannot win its fight to change a constitutional provision barring her from Myanmar's presidency, as the powerful military signalled strong opposition to such amendments. In a fresh blow to democracy campaigners after authorities ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Reform stalling in Myanmar, Suu Kyi warns

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:44am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Reform stalling in Myanmar, Suu Kyi warns Myanmar's reform process is "stalling", opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said, warning the United ... talks with the US leader as part of his two-day visit to Myanmar for a regional summit. Obama, who is also scheduled to meet Myanmar's former general turned-reformist leader Thein Sein, ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi set to visit China next month, her party says

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 10:48am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com No word from Beijing on democracy icon going to neighbour, Myanmar’s largest trading partner Suu Kyi planning to visit China next month, says party Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to visit China next month, senior members of her political party said. "We asked for some of her time … but she said she might be going ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Myanmese government must clear obstacles to true democracy

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Barriers to reform in Myanmar It is three years since the government of Myanmar's President Thein Sein began implementing economic and political reforms ... leaders, conveys the seal of international approval. But, on the sidelines of the formal summit meetings, the focus will still be on the progress of Myanmar's transition to full democracy. ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar parliament will consider allowing Suu Kyi to run for presidency

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw Way to presidency could be cleared for Suu Kyi Myanmar's parliament will consider amending the country's constitution- which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president- ahead of crucial elections next year, an official said. Suu Kyi is trying to change key sections of Myanmar's charter ahead of 2015 ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi to meet Myanmar's military leader for first time

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 05:24am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Opposition leader Suu Kyi and military chief set to meet for first time at unprecedented gathering Army and political big guns to meet for Myanmar talks Myanmar ... by five million petitioners- to amend the constitution and reduce the political clout of the military, which ruled Myanmar brutally for 49 years. The meeting takes place as US President Barack ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With Aung San Suu Kyi barred, party may back ex-general for president

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... in Myanmar with no candidate for president and might even support a former general from the pro-military ruling party, NLD officials said. Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi, 69, is barred ... was under house arrest. Under Myanmar's political system, parliament chooses the president. With a quarter of lower house seats filled by military men, the military-backed USDP is bound ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ban on Suu Kyi standing for Myanmar presidency poses dilemma for party

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:53pm by BLOOM

    ... for party Aung San Suu Kyi's quarter-century quest to lead Myanmar is running out of time because of a legal roadblock, posing a dilemma for a party that was forged around the mystique ... the military refused to recognise its election win and kept Myanmar in isolation for another generation. Even so, the NLD has been unsuccessful in efforts to amend a constitution that bars Suu Kyi, 69, ...




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