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  1. 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, ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... army to curtail its power Myanmar's opposition has gathered millions of signatures in support of changes to a constitution that bars its leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, ... back Suu Kyi call for Myanmar charter change "In a democratic country the people's will is important. That is why this is important," Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi's ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar opposition reappoints Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s long-silenced opposition reappointed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader at a landmark maiden congress on Sunday, as it eyes victory ... “I would like to ask that you do not allow personal feelings to harm the future of the nation,” she added. After being sidelined by Myanmar’s military rulers for two decades, the party ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar work will continue, vows National Endowment for Democracy

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent The US-funded National Endowment for Democracy has played a key role in Myanmar's move towards freedom, but it says there is a long way to go Endowing Myanmar with hope One of the more discreet elements of Myanmar's transformation is the enduring role of the National Endowment for Democracy, the US taxpayer-funded body ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar's younger opposition members urge elders to step aside for new generation as they aspire towards bigger roles and louder voice Suu Kyi's 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 ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Suu Kyi will be invited to Beijing, says China's ambassador to Myanmar

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by Echo Hui

    ... Echo Hui in Yangon echo.hui@scmp.com China's ambassador to Myanmar says Nobel Peace laureate's standing ensures future meeting Suu Kyi will be invited to Beijing, top diplomat says China's ambassador to Myanmar says it is only a matter of time before Beijing invites the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for an official visit. The Nobel Peace laureate has said ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Make the views of women count in a more open Myanmar

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 06:18pm by Jo Baker

    ... Jo Baker Jo Baker hails the milestone of a global conference on female leadership Make women's views count in a more open Myanmar While many in and outside Myanmar question ... are women. Myanmar's most famous icon may be female, but through five decades of a very masculine military stranglehold on the country, women have been invisible at the levels where decisions ...

  8. 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 ... important. We have been strong in the past because of this spirit." Although hugely popular in Myanmar, some experts question whether the NLD is ready to run an impoverished nation whose ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi vows to bring new blood to party

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 08:29pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday vowed to inject new blood into her party and urged members to rise above petty differences as they elect ... The three-day NLD congress, which opened on Friday, is an important step toward making the party more reflective of its democratic ideals. It is a sign of how far Myanmar has come with political reform ...




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