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Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmese pro democracy leader and Nobel Peace prize winner. A renowned advocate of non-violence and human rights who spent many years under house arrest. 

Journey of shelf discovery

Heavily censored until August, books are now openly sold and enjoyed in Myanmar. Mary O'Shea gets the word on Yangon's streets. Pictures by Cedric Arnold.

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 12:49am

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

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 she would like to visit China, which still holds significant economic and political influence in Myanmar, but the invitation should come from the Chinese government.

26 Jan 2014 - 5:35am 2 comments

Make the views of women count in a more open Myanmar

While many in and outside Myanmar question the quality of the democratic space being opened by the government after decades of military rule, a surge of new ideas is being allowed in the public sphere. And among the beneficiaries, finally, are women.

12 Dec 2013 - 3:34am

Myanmese opposition party continues outreach to China

Myanmar's biggest opposition party is sending another high-level delegation to China later this month as both sides seek to enhance engagement ahead of the presidential election in 2015.

8 Nov 2013 - 3:20am

Suu Kyi picks up overdue Rome citizenship honour

The Nobel Peace Prize winner received Rome's honorary citizenship on Sunday at City Hall on the ancient Capitoline Hill. In 1994, Rome had conferred the honour in absentia on Suu Kyi, a champion of democracy who spent years as a political prisoner in her homeland.

29 Oct 2013 - 3:03pm

Activists wary of Myanmar president Thein Sein's bold amnesty pledge

Activists yesterday urged Myanmar's president, Thein Sein, to "turn his words into action" after the former general promised to free all political prisoners by the end of the year. "I guarantee to you that by the end of this year there will be no prisoners of conscience in Myanmar," Thein Sein said on Monday during a visit to London.

17 Jul 2013 - 2:41am

Dignity through a lens

Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi has battled Yangon's ever-increasing traffic to meet me at his office in an apartment block north of the city's Inya Lake. The Myanmese independent filmmaker arrives late and apologises, then sits back in a director's chair.

7 Jul 2013 - 1:24pm

Talking points

Lawmakers debate Snowden's future

19 Jun 2013 - 1:26am

Ex-general from Myanmar's junta considers Aung San Suu Kyi alliance

The chief of Myanmar's pro-military party says he is not ruling out a coalition government with the opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi after crucial elections in 2015, if it is in the national interest.

15 Jun 2013 - 1:50am

Who said it?

He should be worried

The reaction of a lawyer friend of journalist Glenn Greenwald after he broke news of a secret US court order allowing mass surveillance of American citizens


The president has taken no action in spite of his words

8 Jun 2013 - 2:11am