Aung San Suu Kyi

September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019

Open your eyes: UN envoy to Suu Kyi

A UN human rights expert has implored Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 'feel with her heart before it is too late', saying that even if Rohingyas wished to return they...

February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019

Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some...

February 6, 2019
February 6, 2019

Myanmar parliament approves panel to discuss constitution

Myanmar's parliament votes to set up a committee to discuss amending the country's constitution, despite objections by military-aligned lawmakers against a move that is likely to...

December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018

Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

November 14, 2018
November 14, 2018

Rohingya return starts tomorrow

Bangladesh and Myanmar are set to begin the long-awaited repatriation of Rohingyas tomorrow. In the first batch, 2,260 refugees are expected to go home.

November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018

Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty honour

The Amnesty International has stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the latest of several honours taken away from her since last year's brutal military crackdown on the Rohingyas.

November 5, 2018
November 5, 2018

Myanmar by-election results 'a lesson' for Suu Kyi's party

Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) expects to have won only seven of 13 seats up for grabs in by-elections, a spokesman said yesterday, conceding that Myanmar's ruling...

November 3, 2018
November 3, 2018

Myanmar by-election rare local test for Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar voters cast their ballots in a small but key by-election, a rare local test of support for embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party more than halfway through her time in office.

October 11, 2018
October 11, 2018

Conduct credible Rohingya probe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving...

October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018

Myanmar arrests three journalists over report on Suu Kyi protege

Myanmar police arrest three journalists after their paper criticised the financial management of Yangon's government, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the latest...