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Suu Kyi says polls 'not free but fair'

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the BBC that Sunday's national elections were "not free but fair". In her first interview since the polls, Suu Kyi congratulated the people of Myanmar.

March 15, 2016
March 15, 2016

Suu Kyi close aide voted Myanmar's next president

Myanmar's parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as the next president, the first civilian to lead the country after more than 50 years of military rule.

November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015

Suu Kyi says polls 'not free but fair'

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told the BBC that Sunday's national elections were "not free but fair". In her first interview since the polls, Suu Kyi congratulated the people of Myanmar.

November 8, 2015
November 8, 2015

Counting starts after key Myanmar poll

Votes are being counted in Myanmar's first openly contested national election after 25 years.

February 21, 2015
February 21, 2015

State of emergency complicates peace process in Myanmar

PRESIDENT Thein Sein, who is a former military leader himself, declared a three-month state of emergency in the Kokang self-administered zone in the northern part of Shan state, which shares border with China's Yunnan province.