Aung San Oo

Aung San Suu Kyi in diplomatic role

Aung San Suu Kyi is famed internationally as a democracy icon and fighter for human rights.

Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am

Changing course in Myanmar

Myanmar's leaders have given some reason for hope that they are changing their ways. They have suspended a controversial Chinese-led dam project because of 'the desire of the people', despite the regime's strong links with Beijing and a solid record of ignoring popular sentiment.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Politics runs in the family

Aung San Suu Kyi has a long history of fighting for democracy.

Suu Kyi, known affectionately by supporters as Daw Suu or Auntie Suu in the Myanmese language, comes from a family of politicians.

She was born in June 1945 in Yangon, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Burmese Daze

Burma's military Government is increasingly edgy ahead of the 10th anniversary of its bloody crackdown on the democracy movement on August 8. It fears democratic and anti-government groups calling for an uprising. It has set up roadblocks and placed armed patrols on bridges and key intersections.

1 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Must not forget plight of Burma

AMNESTY International has released another report on the Burmese regime.

The horrors of this military junta have been known by most in Asia, for some time, yet apathy reigns.

The ethnic minorities have not known peace, but have lived in fear of the regime for many years.

The plight of Aung San Suu Kyi and others should not be forgotten.

12 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Let democracy rule in Burma

WE, the undersigned Nobel Peace Laureates, write to express our grave concern over the continued detention in Burma of our sister laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) denial of her fundamental rights of free speech and political association.

18 Feb 1993 - 12:00am