Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to visit Japan next week

Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: AFP

Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Japan from April 13 through 19, according to a Japanese statement released late on Wednesday.

Thursday, 4 April, 2013, 12:53pm

Suu Kyi's jaunt is truly historic moment

For any outsiders still doubting the reality of reform in Myanmar - for decades one of the region's most isolated nations - Aung San Suu Kyi's flight this week from Yangon to Bangkok in neighbouring Thailand should be seen as a historic sign that significant change is indeed underway.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Growing pains lie ahead for Suu Kyi's party

It is perhaps hard to remember that less than two years ago Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the old men of her National League for Democracy (NLD) were at one of their lowest ebbs.

Suu Kyi was under house arrest, hundreds of other activists in jail or exile and their headquarters shuttered, along with shops selling her writings and posters.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Historic vote is likely to ripple around the world

While the images of Aung San Suu Kyi staring out of the posters, shirts and coffee mugs sold on Yangon's streets seem to get ever-younger, the same cannot be said for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate herself.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Curtain up

A typically dark piece of political humour doing the rounds of Yangon's tea shops suggests all Myanmar's generals have to do to finally neutralise the aura of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is to make her electricity minister should she enter parliament after upcoming by-elections.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Myanmar's new dawn

Aung San Suu Kyi takes a deep breath and pauses to consider her words. Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize laureate is, after all, attempting to answer what has suddenly become a burning question in the minds of her countrymen: is Myanmar really changing? Is it really emerging from the darkness of a military dictatorship to a new dawn of openness and freedom?

21 Nov 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

I am not an icon, says democracy activist Suu Kyi

The phone line was muffled and the video link stilted, but it was as close to Hong Kong as Aung San Suu Kyi is ever likely to get.

Despite the shaky reception in The University of Hong Kong's Loke Yew Hall yesterday, Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize laureate was able to cut through the aura of her sometimes austere 'democracy torch-bearer' image to show a human side.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Genuine reconciliation only path for Myanmar

House arrest and being hidden from the public gaze have not diminished Aung San Suu Kyi's standing. The wild cheering that has marked the pro-democracy leader's every step since her release by Myanmar's ruling junta on Saturday proved that within the country as much as outside it she remains a symbol of hope and determination for change.

16 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Junta must show commitment to change

Myanmar's ratification yesterday of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' charter, which commits members to standards of democracy and human rights, would seem a significant step. So, too, should be the hint by its foreign minister, Major General Nyan Win, that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed from house arrest in a matter of months.

22 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Ludicrously false portrayal of Suu Kyi is sickening

John Rutter's comments on the political crisis in Myanmar made me sick, displaying both ignorance and arrogance ('The one-sided reporting on Aung San Suu Kyi incident', June 6).

9 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Pro-democracy leader has always been willing to talk

I refer to your editorial of May 5 headlined 'Principles and pragmatism'. In it you misrepresent Aung San Suu Kyi and the history of the democracy movement in Burma (which the Sunday Morning Post refers to as Myanmar).

12 May 2002 - 12:00am

Principles and pragmatism

The world's most famous political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has principles of the highest order. She realises, though, that to attain her objectives she must lessen her expectations.

In short, Ms Suu Kyi has become a diplomat and her example is a lesson for others dealing with similarly difficult situations.

5 May 2002 - 12:00am