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  • Ex-journo jailed for 7 yrs for anti-Suu Kyi Facebook posts

    A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for "abusive" Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official says, the latest case threatening free expression in the country.

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    Suu Kyi's sculpture to be sold for underprivileged in Myanmar

    A figurative bronze sculpture of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will be put up for sale by auction in order to raise money for charity, said Dr Thant Thaw Kaung, executive committee member of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation.

  • Families of jailed Myanmar reporters appeal for release

    The wife of one of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar makes an emotional appeal to Aung San Suu Kyi to free her husband for the sake of their young daughter, as the leader comes under increasing criticism for her silence on the case.

  • Suu Kyi should have resigned

    Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned as Myanmar's de facto leader over last year's brutal army campaign against the Rohingyas, the outgoing UN human rights chief has told the BBC.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize

    The Nobel Peace Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi will not be withdrawn in the light of a United Nations report that said Myanmar's military carried out mass killings of Muslim Rohingya, the Norwegian Nobel Committee says.

  • HRW urges Myanmar to make amends for seized land

    Myanmar's government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group says, detailing how previous land seizures there are still harming farmers under the civilian-led government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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    'Hate narratives' from abroad drive Myanmar communities apart: Suu Kyi

    "Hate narratives" from abroad have driven communities in Myanmar further apart, the Southeast Asian nation's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, says in a social media statement.

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    Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

    Myanmar's parliament elects a staunch ally of Aung San Suu Kyi as the country's new president, allowing her to maintain a tight grip on top-level decision-making.

  • Suu Kyi ally looks set for Myanmar presidency

    A close ally of Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi takes a step closer to becoming the country's new president after the lower house overwhelmingly votes for Win Myint as its candidate.

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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'unwell', scraps Australia public appearance

    Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi pulls out of a public speech and question-and-answer session in Sydney because she was "not feeling well", the event's organisers say.

  • Suu Kyi pressed on Rohingya crisis at ASEAN summit

    Australia and its ASEAN neighbours vows to boost defence ties while stressing the importance of non-militarisation in the disputed South China Sea at a summit where the "complex" Rohingya crisis took centre stage.

  • Crushed hopes greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia

    The long journey to find peace for Rohingya refugee Kobir Ahmed can be told through the different birth countries of his eight children -- Myanmar, Malaysia and Australia -- although they remain citizens of no nation.

  • Australian lawyers seek to prosecute Suu Kyi

    Lawyers in Australia file a private application in a Melbourne court seeking prosecution to press charges against Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of crimes against humanity committed against ethnic Rohingya minorities in the country’s Rakhine state.

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    Suu Kyi’s lost honours

    Since the beginning of ongoing Rohingya crisis, the world’s biggest humanitarian catastrophe, many international organisations withdrew or suspended awards and titles they gave to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her contribution and struggle in democracy.

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    US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Suu Kyi

    The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum says.

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    Suu Kyi sold her soul to devil: Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

    Claiming that Aung San Suu Kyi has chosen to turn a blind eye to the genocide taking place in her country to retain her political power, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Iran's Shirin Ebadi says that their fellow laureate has sold her soul to the devil.

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    Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s home

    A crude petrol bomb is tossed into the residential compound of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but she was not at home and damage was minor, officials say.

  • Suu Kyi lives in 'bubble', says US diplomat in row with Myanmar

    Aung San Suu Kyi remains Myanmar’s best hope for change, veteran US mediator Bill Richardson said on Friday, days after he got into a fight with the Nobel laureate and quit an international panel advising her government on the Rohingya crisis.

  • Japan conveys concern over Rohingya to Suu Kyi

    Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono conveyed serious concern over Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in a meeting in the capital Naypyidaw, Japan's Kyodo news agency reports.

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    Suu Kyi ‘skipped’ talks on Rohingya rape at UN meeting

    Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi reportedly has avoided the issue of raping Rohingya women and girls by Myanmar troops and police when she met with a senior UN official recently, reports The Guardian.

  • 'Probe of 2 Reuters journalists almost finished'

    A spokesman for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says that the police had almost completed their investigation of two arrested Reuters journalists, after which a court case against them would begin.

  • Pope sidesteps Rohingya crisis

    Pope Francis called for respect for rights and justice in a keenly-watched address in Myanmar yesterday, but refrained from any mention of the Rohingya or the alleged ethnic cleansing that has driven huge numbers of the Muslim minority from the country.

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    Suu Kyi loses Freedom of Oxford over Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped off an honour granting her the Freedom of Oxford over her response to the country's Rohingya crisis.

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    Rohingyas return: Suu Kyi hopes to strike deal with Bangladesh this week

    After glossing over the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis at 13th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi hopes to strike a deal with Bangladesh by this week on the “safe and voluntary return” of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

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    Halt hostilities, ensure early return of refugees

    Attending a conference in Myanmar, foreign ministers from Asia and Europe have called for immediate cessation of hostilities, halting of outflow and early return of externally displaced Rohingyas.

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    Rights watchers slam Myanmar’s ban on protests in biggest city

    Human rights monitors urge Myanmar to withdraw a ban on protests in its largest city, Yangon, amid fears that free speech is under pressure under the government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.

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    Repatriation of Rohingyas

    The communiqué issued by Aung San Suu Kyi in response to a UN Security Council statement is disappointing. It is yet another reminder that Myanmar's government is looking for excuses to delay the resolution of the crisis.

  • Will the “Myanmar democracy” survive the Rohingya crisis?

    The paranoid junta does not want to see Suu Kyi succeed in establishing peace or democracy. Perception of threat to national security is the raison d'être of the military.

  • Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine Finally...

    Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit north Rakhine

    Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-battered northern Rakhine State for the first time yesterday, reportedly meeting Rohingya Muslims who have faced an army crackdown that has seen hundreds of thousands of the minority flee.

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    Suu Kyi urges people ‘not to quarrel’ amid Rohingya influx

    Amid continuing influx of Rohingyas who have been fleeing persecution in Myanmar by security forces, the country’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, urges her people “not to quarrel”.