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Myanmar's top leaders to hold talks with Suu Kyi

Yangon - Myanmar's top leaders will hold talks this week with opposition chief Aung San Suu Kyi, the first since her party's landmark election success, officials said Monday.

Suu Kyi lays down law on party discipline to new Myanmar MPs

Yangon - Aung San Suu Kyi has warned newly minted MPs she will not tolerate poor discipline or wrongdoing, party members said Saturday, as Myanmar's democracy champion began marshalling her opposition for government amid sky-high expectations.

Grim search for bodies after Myanmar mine disaster

Yangon - Search teams said Tuesday they had abandoned hope of finding survivors from a landslide in north Myanmar's jade mining heartland which killed more than 100 people.

Hopes fade as Myanmar mine landslide toll tops 100

Yangon - Rescuers were searching for victims of a huge mine landslide in northern Myanmar Monday as the toll passed 100 in a disaster highlighting the perils of the country's secretive billion-dollar jade trade.

Scores killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide: officials

Yangon - Around 100 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said Sunday, as search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the country's shadowy jade industry.

Suu Kyi begins 'reconciliation' talks amid Myanmar transition jitters

Nay Pyi Taw - Aung San Suu Kyi met Myanmar's influential parliamentary speaker Thursday for key talks as the country moves from decades of military rule toward democracy after landmark polls this month.

Myanmar ruling party MPs gracious in defeat — for now

Nay Pyi Taw - Dumped from his parliamentary seat by Myanmar's voters, ruling party lawmaker Saw Hla Tun says he accepts defeat and is ready to help newcomers from Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy movement settle in -- an encouraging sign in a country known for its p...

Myanmar president vows smooth handover after Suu Kyi poll win

Yangon - Myanmar's President Thein Sein on Sunday said historic polls won in a thumping landslide by Aung San Suu Kyi's party were the consequence of his government's reforms and vowed a smooth transition of power.

Perils on the path to power for Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Yangon - Wielding an overwhelming mandate from Myanmar's voters, Aung San Suu Kyi has power in her sights after a quarter century of democratic struggle against the army, but analysts say building bridges with former military foes is vital to her success.

Suu Kyi landslide leaves Myanmar ethnic parties behind

Yangon - Myanmar's diverse ethnic minority parties were counting their losses Saturday after Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy party won a landslide victory in historic polls.

Hope not revenge guides former prisoners after Suu Kyi Myanmar win

Yangon - Blogger Nay Phone Latt spent years in prison under Myanmar's former junta, but preparing to enter parliament as a newly minted MP for Aung San Suu Kyi's democracy party, he refuses to let the darkness of the past dull optimism for the country's future....

Suu Kyi now on the cusp of power after long isolation

Yangon - After decades of defiance, Myanmar's indomitable democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi now stands on the cusp of government, an international symbol of resistance in the face of brutal authoritarianism.

Suu Kyi's party wins historic Myanmar polls

Yangon - Aung San Suu Kyi's party secured a landslide election victory in Myanmar on Friday, propelling the pro-democracy movement to power after a 25-year struggle against authoritarian rule.

Suu Kyi party closes in on Myanmar poll victory

Yangon - Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition was Friday tantalisingly close to winning a majority to govern, with just a few seats needed in a slow count after weekend polls that herald a historic shift in power.

Obama congratulates Suu Kyi as poll win nears

Yangon - US President Barack Obama congratulated Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as her party stood on the brink of a crushing election win, with the military pledging a smooth transition of power.

Myanmar's army chief makes overture to Suu Kyi party after poll

Yangon - Myanmar's powerful army chief on Wednesday congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi's party for "winning a majority" in landmark polls, agreeing to talks as her pro-democracy opposition appeared set for a landslide victory.

Suu Kyi to meet with Myanmar president, calls for reconciliation

With her National League for Democracy (NLD) headed for a landslide victory in the ongoing national elections in Myanmar, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on President Thein Sein and administration leaders for reconciliation.

Myanmar government vows to 'respect' election result

Yangon - Myanmar's military-backed government vowed Wednesday to respect the country's election result despite staring at a poll wipeout, as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for talks with the president and the powerful army chief.

Aung San Suu Kyi gears up for landslide victory in Myanmar polls

Democracy activist and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) are headed for a landslide victory in the ongoing national elections in Myanmar as the country's ruling party conceded defeat as early as Monday.

Suu Kyi party eyes landslide at Myanmar polls as results trickle in

Yangon - Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition appeared on the verge of a landslide election win that could finally reset Myanmar after decades of army control Tuesday, as a top member of the ruling party said they had "lost completely".
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