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.
Democracy activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi admitted she intends to run for president of Myanmar in the 2015 presidential elections but there are hurdles she has to take before a final decision can be made.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Prize laureate, started on Tuesday a six-day visit to India, during which she will meet key Indian leaders and reunite with former colleagues and friends in Delhi, where she studied in her youth.
Pro democracy leader and new member of Myanmar's Parliament Aung San Suu Kyi is set to address the UK Parliament Thursday as part of her European tour which include visits to Norway, France and Switzerland.
Myanmar pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights but it took her 21 years to actually receive the award.
Giant US beverage company Coca-Cola is setting up business operations in Myanmar for the first time in six decades following the transformation of the country from decades of military rule to civilian régime heading towards the path to democracy.
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and 42 other members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) boycotted the parliament's opening session on Monday over a dispute regarding the constitutional oath of office.
Western nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to a partial lifting of sanctions against Myanmar (formerly Burma) following a relatively peaceful and credible elections held last April1.
The military-backed civilian government of Myanmar has invited poll observes from the Association of Asian Nations (ASEAN), the United States, Europe and the UN to watch or observe the conduct of local elections on April 1.
The Southeast Asian regime pardoned hundreds of dissidents, journalists and a former premier under a major prisoner amnesty, intensifying a surprising series of reforms by the army-backed government.
Yesterday Canberra eased some of its sanctions against Myanmar's military-backed government. Furthermore, “members of Burma’s new Government who were not previously on Australia’s sanctions list will not be listed at this time”.
Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi, 66, could be given a post in Myanmar’s nominally civilian government if she is elected to parliament, presidential adviser Nay Zin Latt told AFP on Sunday.
Patience pays off, and Aung San Suu Kyi is an expert in that department. Twenty-two years after Myanmar's democracy leader was detained for participating in the presidential elections, she is to hit the election stage once again.
The banned National League for Democracy (NLD) headed by Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, may now re-register as a legitimate political party under the new Myanmar dispensation, clearing the way for the party to field Suu Kyi in next election.
U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton has started her historic trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma) as she and her party arrived in the capital city of Naypyidaw Wednesday for a two-day visit that includes a meeting with democracy leader Aung san Suu Kyi.
Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has indicated she may re-enter politics after years in isolation following her detention for her efforts in propagating democracy in a country ruled for decades by a military junta.
The government's election committee in Myanmar has finally announced that November 7 will be the date of the first elections to be held in 20 years. Most people who follow the news, however know this to be mere window dressing.