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Bi-Midday Sun staffers on trial in Rangoon – Democratic Voice of Burma


Democratic Voice of Burma

Bi-Midday Sun staffers on trial in Rangoon
Democratic Voice of Burma
… falsely reported earlier this month that opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi and prominent ethnic leaders had formed an interim government in place of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party government.
In a growing clampdown, three editors detained in BurmaCPJ Press Freedom Online
Bi Mon Te Nay journal trial postponedEleven Myanmar
Rangoon Court Detains Editors Awaiting Trial for 'Undermining Stability'The Irrawaddy News Magazine

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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:31 am

Aung San Suu Kyi marks Martyr’s Day in Myanmar – Washington Post


Aung San Suu Kyi marks Martyr's Day in Myanmar
Washington Post
Aung San Suu Kyi marks Martyr's Day in Myanmar. July 19, 2014 6:16 PM EDT — Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi commemorated the 67th anniversary of Martyr's Day in a wreath laying ceremony Saturday. (Reuters) …

Posted on 19 July 2014 | 10:20 pm

Millions back Aung San Suu Kyi’s call for Myanmar charter change – Times of India


Times of India

Millions back Aung San Suu Kyi's call for Myanmar charter change
Times of India
YANGON: Myanmar's opposition has gathered millions of signatures in support of changes to a constitution that bars its leader Aung San SuuKyi from becoming president, in a show of political strength ahead of elections next year. Suu Kyi has travelled
Yunus discusses social business with Suu KyiThe Daily Star
Suu Kyi, other politicians pay respect for Martyrs DayDemocratic Voice of Burma

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Posted on 19 July 2014 | 2:24 am

Suu Kyi to talk on constitutional amendment to 2008 Constitution in Pakokku today – Eleven Myanmar


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Suu Kyi to talk on constitutional amendment to 2008 Constitution in Pakokku today
Eleven Myanmar
A public talks on the 2008 Constitutional amendment took place in Maubin, Ayeyawady Region on May 10. (Photo – EMG). Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), is going to deliver a speech on the constitutional …
Prison Sentences for Journalists 'Very Excessive': Suu KyiThe Irrawaddy News Magazine
No fairytale ending for Myanmargulfnews.com

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Posted on 12 July 2014 | 5:38 pm

Editors detained after Suu Kyi takeover report – Democratic Voice of Burma


Democratic Voice of Burma

Editors detained after Suu Kyi takeover report
Democratic Voice of Burma
Three editors of the Bi Mon Te Nay (literally “Bi-Noonday Sun”) weekly news journal are being questioned by Rangoon police over a front-page report published on Monday claiming Aung San Suu Kyi and some ethnic leaders had been installed in an interim …
Burmese Journalists Detained for Alleged DefamationThe Irrawaddy News Magazine

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Posted on 8 July 2014 | 11:10 am

Myanmar: NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi Will Not Have Sway With Parliament – Guardian Liberty Voice


Guardian Liberty Voice

Myanmar: NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi Will Not Have Sway With Parliament
Guardian Liberty Voice
Since her release from house arrest in 2010 in Myanmar (formerly Burma), Aung San Suu Kyi has seen great changes in her country, and she has been working to affect even more change. As the chairperson for the National League for Democracy, or NLD, …
Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranksSouth China Morning Post
Suu Kyi condemns fake NLD statement, calls for violence in Mandalay to be Democratic Voice of Burma
NLD Holds First Youth Congress, Choses Youth LeadersThe Irrawaddy News Magazine
Eleven Myanmar -Washington Post
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Posted on 5 July 2014 | 1:10 am

Myanmar’s Parliament Seeks to Repeal Military Veto – Voice of America


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Myanmar's Parliament Seeks to Repeal Military Veto
Voice of America
BANGKOK —. Myanmar's legislature is the cornerstone of its four-year-old civilian government, but reserves one quarter of parliamentary seats for appointed military representatives, giving them veto power over all constitutional amendments. The
Julie Bishop to raise human rights concerns with Burma presidentThe Guardian
Bishop's mission in MyanmarThe Australian (blog)
Bishop positive about reform in MyanmarYahoo!7 News
Radio Australia
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Posted on 3 July 2014 | 1:22 pm

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi and the constitution – The Interpreter


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Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi and the constitution
The Interpreter
Myanmar's Constitutional Amendment Implementation Committee recently voted down a bid to change Article 59(f) of Myanmar's 2008 Constitution, which prevents Aung San Suu Kyi (ASSK) from running for president because of her 'allegiance to a foreign …
The Government Reforms and Future Election of Aung San Suu Kyi to the Huffington Post UK
Tesco chairman Sir Richard Broadbent meets with Aung San Suu Kyi in BurmaRetail Week
British Activist Hopes Aung San Suu Kyi Will Give Evidence at His Trial in Phuketwan
SBS (blog) -The Irrawaddy News Magazine -CITY A.M.
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Posted on 3 July 2014 | 12:00 am

Keep the pressure on Myanmar, says Aung San Suu Kyi – The Australian


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Keep the pressure on Myanmar, says Aung San Suu Kyi
The Australian
THE world has been overly optimistic about political reform in Myanmar, and must now step up pressure to ensure the government delivers real power to the people rather than a “veneer” of democracy concealing ongoing authoritarian military rule
Will Aung San Suu Kyi be president? Odds are lengtheningThe Interpreter
Bishop to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in BurmaSky News Australia
Aung San Suu Kyi launches landmark tropics reportDemocratic Voice of Burma
NDTV
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Posted on 29 June 2014 | 2:04 pm

Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi’s Presidential Bid – NPR


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Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid
NPR
Time is running out for Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in her bid to become president. The long-serving political prisoner and democracy activist is now 67. If she wins general elections next year, she could become Asia's most famous …

Posted on 27 June 2014 | 7:23 am

Aung San Suu Kyi – Yahoo News Search Results

'Lucy' and badass women of sci-fi

Three years ago, director Luc Besson tried to do prestige, directing an Oscar-bait biopic about Burmese political dissident Aung San Suu Kyi titled "The Lady."

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 4:38 am

Key senator urges Myanmar to reform constitution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top-ranking Republican senator issued a strong call for Myanmar to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 4:03 am

Senior U.S. lawmaker: Myanmar must reform before more sanctions easing

Jade and rubies from Myanmar will remain banned from the United States unless the Asian nation moves to end a provision in its constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president, a senior U.S. senator said on Thursday. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican party's leader in the Senate, said there is little appetite in the U.S. Congress to reinstate …

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 10:40 pm

Myanmar opposition party says 5 million sign petition to change constitution

By Jared Ferrie and Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year. The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has spearheaded the …

Posted on 22 July 2014 | 10:09 am

Aung San Suu Kyi Marks Martyr's Day in Myanmar

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of the much respected General Aung San who was assassinated at the age of 32, commemorated the 67th anniversary of Myanmar's Martyrs' Day on Saturday. The ceremony to remember the independence leaders who were assassinated before the country's independence from Britain, was held at the Martyrs' Mousoluem in Yangon.

Posted on 19 July 2014 | 10:32 pm

Millions back Suu Kyi call for Myanmar charter change

Myanmar's opposition has gathered millions of signatures in support of changes to a constitution that bars its leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, in a show of political strength ahead of elections next year. Suu Kyi has travelled the country drawing crowds of thousands with speeches urging the military to accept a reduced political role, as her party of democracy veterans touts its …

Posted on 19 July 2014 | 3:05 am

Myanmar opposition youth seek louder voice

Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar opposition party faced calls to inject new blood into its ageing top ranks as it opened a landmark conference Saturday dedicated to its youth wing. The Nobel Peace Prize winner's National League for Democracy (NLD), founded after a bloody crackdown on a failed popular uprising in 1988, is preparing for key parliamentary elections next year that could sweep it to power …

Posted on 5 July 2014 | 7:55 am

Suu Kyi races to change Myanmar constitution before 2015 elections

By Jared Ferrie YANGON (Reuters) – With elections looming next year, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is stepping up efforts to change a constitution that bars her from the presidency and gives substantial political power to unelected military members of parliament. Suu Kyi became an international icon after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her pro-democracy efforts and spent …

Posted on 30 June 2014 | 12:04 pm

Bishop to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will meet with Aung San Suu Kyi on her first official visit to Burma.

Posted on 30 June 2014 | 2:17 am

Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid

An unusual constitutional rule stands in between Myanmar's most famous political prisoner and the presidency. And despite popular protest, an amendment, at the moment, appears unlikely.

Posted on 27 June 2014 | 9:32 am