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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1599671/aung-san-suu-kyi-barred-party-may-back-ex-general-president
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Five million back curbing Myanmar military's role in politics

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon 5m back curbing army role in politics Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected ... The NLD canvassed the country of 60 million for almost two months, tapping into discontent among many who say the military should withdraw from politics after ruling for 49 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557288/five-million-back-curbing-myanmar-militarys-role-politics
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... icon to politician has raised challenges for Suu Kyi, who along with her party re-entered politics by contesting parliamentary by-elections in 2012, said Robert Taylor, a visiting fellow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566430/ban-suu-kyi-standing-myanmar-presidency-poses-dilemma-party
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Millions sign petition in Myanmar urging army to curtail its power

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

    ... in a show of strength ahead of elections next year. Suu Kyi has travelled the country drawing crowds of thousands with speeches urging the military to accept a lesser political role, as her party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556657/millions-sign-petition-myanmar-urging-army-curtail-its-power
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... Myanmar's leadership. "We have a moral obligation despite the political benefits" of improving ties, said congressman Joseph Crowley, who has introduced a bill to link additional US aid ... the dictatorship it was five years ago, when it allowed no free elections or public dissent. The government has conditionally released hundreds of political prisoners, abolished censorship and permitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552885/myanmars-reforms-may-be-running-out-steam
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... dramatic reforms since he took office in 2011. These included releasing political prisoners, ending direct media censorship and allowing opposition into parliament. Suu Kyi, 69, who spent 15 years ... was Myanmar's longest-serving political detainee under the former junta. "On the road ahead, whether the youths and the elders like it or not, youths will have to take positions one day," Suu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547618/aung-san-suu-kyis-opposition-party-youth-ready-rise-ranks
  7. 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 ... the constitution to allow Suu Kyi to become president is still possible, although political analysts say it is unlikely it would be passed because the military and its USDP allies dominate parliament. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532126/aung-san-suu-kyis-hopes-myanmar-presidency-suffer-blow
  8. Infographics - News - MYANMAR

    Dragon at the doorstep: Myanmar’s changing ties with China

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:42pm by Patrick Boehler, Silvio Carrillo, Cedric Sam

    ... and Chinese companies have adapted to the sweeping political changes in Myanmar over the last years and changing attitudes towards Myanmar's giant neighbour. The series looks at jade trade ... to China's Yunnan province. It visits activists hiding from politics as they organise demonstrations against a copper mine run by a subsidiary of a Chinese arms manufacturer and follows the landmark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1520445/china-myanmar-dragon-doorstep
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees five political prisoners under Thein Sein pardon

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Five political inmates freed as Thein Sein honours vow Myanmar freed five prisoners yesterday and more are expected to be released next week as part of a pledge by the country's president to release all political prisoners by the end of last year. The move came after President Thein Sein granted a pardon on Monday to those convicted of, or charged with, a variety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1394371/myanmar-frees-five-political-prisoners-under-thein-sein-pardon
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar releases 41 political prisoners in government amnesty

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Myanmar freed 41 political detainees on Wednesday, a government spokesman said, bringing the country close to fulfilling a pledge by President Thein Sein to release all ... granted since taking over in March 2011 from a military leadership. The release leaves about 40 political detainees in prison, according to estimates by the Assistance Association for Political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378467/myanmar-releases-41-political-prisoners-government-amnesty

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