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Suu Kyi defiant in ‘Burma’ row

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday brushed off orders from Myanmar’s government to stop calling the country “Burma”, a name widely used by democracy campaigners to defy the former junta.

Suu Kyi defiant in ‘Burma’ row

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday brushed off orders from Myanmar’s government to stop calling the country “Burma”, a name widely used by democracy campaigners to defy the former junta.

Suu Kyi calls for reconciliation struggle in New Year

YANGON – Myanmar’s democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi called for citizens of her country to rejuvenate their struggle for national reconciliation in 2011 in a New Year’s message released on Friday.
She asked the people of Myanmar “to struggle together with new strengths, new force and new words in the auspicious new year”, in the message released by her National League for Democracy (NLD) party.
“We must struggle by establishing people’s political and social networks to get

Yeoh wants Suu Kyi role

Former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh has jetted into Burma to shadow recently released political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi as she prepares to play the democracy campaigner in a big screen biopic.
The actress spent Monday with Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, who was freed from house arrest in the country last month. The democracy icon had been detained for 15 of the past 21 years because of her political views.
‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ star Yeoh

US official arrives in Myanmar to meet Suu Kyi, MPs

YANGON: A United States official arrived in army-ruled Myanmar on Tuesday for talks with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was recently freed from house arrest, plus a minister and newly elected lawmakers, a government official said.
The visit by Joseph Yun, deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, is seen as a move by Washington to test the political waters in Myanmar, a month after a controversial general election and Suu Kyi’s release from

Top UN envoy in Myanmar meets Suu Kyi

YANGON: Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi met a senior UN official in Yangon on Saturday but said further talks were needed to help the organisation in its Myanmar operations.
After speaking with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s chief of staff, Vijay Nambiar, at her home Suu Kyi told reporters that the discussions had been enlightening.
“It was a pleasure to meet Mr Nambiar but I don’t think one meeting is enough,” she said. “I hope this is the first of many meetings because

SC rejects Suu Kyi’s lawsuit over party dissolution

YANGON: Myanmar’s Supreme Court has refused to hear democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawsuit against the junta for dissolving her party ahead of elections, an official in the army-ruled country said Monday.
“The case was rejected by the Supreme Court in Naypyidaw,” a government official, who did not want to named, told AFP.
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) was disbanded for boycotting the November 7 vote in response to rules that seemed designed to bar the

Newly freed Suu Kyi ‘ready for dialogue’

YANGON: Myanmar’s newly freed Aung San Suu Kyi was “ready for dialogue” with the regime, her lawyer said Monday, as the democracy icon knuckled down to the task of rebuilding her weakened party.
The 65-year-old spent several hours at her National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in meetings with regional party members, ending her first day back at work in years with a trip to a Yangon monastery.
Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest on Saturday, less than a week after

Suu Kyi urges freedom of speech in Myanmar

YANGON: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for freedom of speech in army-ruled Myanmar on Sunday and urged thousands of supporters to stand up for their rights and not lose heart, indicating she might pursue a political role.
“Democracy is when the people keep a government in check. I will accept the people keeping me in check,” she said in her first major address since being freed from seven years of house arrest a day earlier.
Suu Kyi could give Myanmar a strong

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