Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to arrive in New Delhi today

New Delhi [India], Oct. 17 : State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi will today arrive in New Delhi. She reached India yesterday to attend the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa.

Suu Kyi will be accompanied by several key ministers and senior officials. During her three-day stay in the national capital, she will call on the President Pranab Mukherjee and also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

She will attend a business event during which she will interact with leading Indian business leaders on ways of bolstering bilateral economic and commercial relations.

Democracy in Nepal inspiring, despite challenges: Suu Kyi

Aung-San-Suu-KyiKathmandu: Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi today said despite the many challenges and problems democracy in Nepal confronts, she finds it inspiring as its spirit never wanes.

The Myanmar opposition leader, on a four-day visit to Nepal, said development is the enhancement of the human spirit and that we should boost that spirit to progress.

She also lauded the Nepal Army for its professionalism and asked the Myanmar Army to learn professionalism from their Nepalese counterparts.

Myanmar opposition holds public campaign for constitution reform

Aung-San-Suu-KyiNai Pyi Taw, May 17 : Leader of Myanmar opposition party National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi Saturday called on the public to back efforts aimed at introducing reforms in the country's constitution.

The first ever campaign between NLD and the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society was held at Bo Sein Mhan Football ground in Bahan Township here, attracting over 40,000 marchers, Xinhua reported.

India promises developmental aid to Myanmar

Anand-SharmaAnand-SharmaNew Delhi, June 6 :  Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles Anand Sharma Thursday told Aung San Suu Kyi that India was ready to extend "all necessary assistance" to the development of Myanmar.

Sharma made the pledge after meeting the chairperson of the National League for Democracy at Nay Pyi Taw, according to an Indian government statement.

“Myanmar is a vitally important neighbour for us. The relations between our two countries have broadened and deepened in the past two years,” the minister told Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi starts first visit to Japan in 27 years

Aung-San-Suu-KyiTokyo, April 13 : Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan Saturday for a week-long visit, her first trip to the country in 27 years since she visited Japan in 1985 as a visiting scholar, media reported.

During her visit, Suu Kyi is expected to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and other government officials for further Japanese investment in Myanmar, reported Xinhua.

Aung San Suu Kyi still fond of Burmese army despite prolonged house arrest stint

Aung-San-Suu-KyiLondon, Jan 28 : Burmese pro-democracy crusader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she is still `fond' of her country's army, even though it kept her under house arrest for 15 years.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, she told presenter Kirsty Young that her Buddhist faith had helped her defy Burma's dictatorship, and later face them when taking a seat in parliament.

During the programme, which was recorded at her home in December, the Nobel Peace Prize winner admitted that `she genuinely was fond of the army'.

Suu Kyi says she and Jawaharlal Nehru had many things in common

Suu Kyi says she and Jawaharlal Nehru had many things in commonMyanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has visited India after 25 years, has said that she and Jawaharlal Nehru had many things in common.

Suu Kyi, who is on a five-day visit to India, said that many of the challenges faced by Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru during their struggle for India's independence had also been facing by her over the course of her struggle.

Free Burmese leader to follow the path of ahimsa

Free Burmese leader to follow the path of ahimsa Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro democracy leader of Burma who was freed from house arrest last week after a tenure of 15 years gas said that she will go for peaceful revolution.

While talking to BBC from her headquarters she confidently said that democracy will be restored in the country someday. But, she is not aware as to how much long the whole process will take. She also added that her freedom has given her an opportunity to speak and discuss with the ruling generals.

National League for Democracy in Myanmar dissolves itself

Aung San Suu KyiAccording to the official reports, the National League for Democracy, the major opposition party in Myanmar, dissolved itself Friday in an apparent protest against upcoming elections.

The New York Times has reported that the party, whose best-known member is its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, refused to register to run candidates. It has criticized the elections as a sham.

Accept appeal against detention, Suu Kyi tells court

Accept appeal against detention, Suu Kyi tells courtYangon, Dec 20 - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's legal team Monday asked the Supreme Court to accept her appeal against an 18-month sentence of house detention that would make it impossible for the democracy icon to participate in next year's planned election.

"My client Daw (Madame) Aung San Suu Kyi is not guilty," Nyan Win, one of Suu Kyi's attorneys, said before he entered the court.

Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to hear Suu Kyi’s appeal

Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to hear Suu Kyi’s appealYangoon, Dec. 4 : The Burmese Supreme Court has decided to hear detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal against the 18-month extension of her house arrest.

The Nobel peace prize laureate was found guilty of violating the terms of her house arrest after she allowed an American citizen to stay when he swam across a lake to her villa.

Obama demands release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Obama demands release of Aung San Suu KyiSingapore, Nov. 16 : US President Barack Obama has demanded the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

In an unprecedented encounter with Burmese Prime Minister Lt. Gen Thein Sein here on Sunday, Obama also pushed for the release of other political prisoners held by the Burmese regime.

According to The Times, the message was delivered across the table to Sein during a meeting with the leaders of the ten countries that make up the Association of South East Asian Nations
(ASEAN).

Obama calls for release of Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Obama calls for release of Myanmar's Suu KyiTokyo - US President Barack Obama Saturday called for Myanmar to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying it was a precondition for any softening of sanctions against the country's military junta.

Aung San Suu Kyi appeals against her 18-month sentence

Aung San Suu Kyi appeals against her 18-month sentence Yangon  - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed an appeal Friday with the country's highest court against her 18-month house arrest sentence.

Her detention in her Yangon family home was extended by a special Insein prison court in August after she was found guilty of breaking the terms of her house arrest by briefly sheltering an uninvited American eccentric, John William Yettaw.

Aung San Suu Kyi to deliver "positive" message next week

Aung San Suu Kyi to deliver "positive" message next weekYangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is due to issue an "important and positive" statement next week, her lawyer Nyan Win said Wednesday.

Suu Kyi, who is still under house detention in her Yangon home, is expected to deliver the statement in the name of the National League for Democracy (NLD) opposition party on November 17, Nyan Win said, without divulging details on the contents of the pending message.

US envoy meets Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi

US envoy meets Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu KyiYangon - US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell - the highest ranking American official to visit military-ruled Myanmar in 14 years - met Wednesday with Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Campbell, accompanied by US Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, met with Thein Sein in the capital Naypyitaw Wednesday morning before flying to Yangon where he was allowed a rare interview with Nobel laureate Suu Kyi.

Senior US diplomats in Burma for talks with military junta, Suu Kyi

Senior US diplomats in Burma for talks with military junta, Suu KyiLondon, Nov 3 : Two senior Barack Obama Administration officials have arrived in Burma to hold talks with the military junta and detained democratic leader icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

This is the highest-level visit by any American officials to the country in 14 years.

Suu Kyi is being held under house arrest in the commercial hub Yangon after her detention was extended by another 18 months, The Telegraph reports.

Myanmar opposition leader to appeal sentence at Supreme Court

Myanmar opposition leader to appeal sentence at Supreme CourtYangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday agreed to allow defence lawyers to appeal to the Supreme Court against her recent sentence to 18 months under house detention.

"We will appeal the case up to the Supreme Court level and are preparing the appeal now," said Nyan Win, one of four attorneys in Suu Kyi's defence team.

Nyan Win met with Suu Kyi Friday afternoon at her house-cum-prison in Yangon, where she had spent 14 of the past 20 years under detention.

Suu Kyi allowed to meet Western diplomats

  Suu Kyi allowed to meet Western diplomats  London, Oct. 9 : Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Western diplomats to discuss sanctions imposed against the military-ruled country, junta officials have said.

The Nobel Prize winner, who remains under house arrest, was driven to a government guesthouse to meet with diplomats from the United States, Great Britain and Australia, reports The Telegraph.

Myanmar opposition leader holds rare talks with diplomats

Myanmar opposition leader holds rare talks with diplomatsYangon  - Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday held a rare meeting with foreign diplomats, presumably to discuss Western sanctions imposed on the pariah state, sources said.

Suu Kyi was escorted from her home-cum-prison Friday morning to the state-owned Seinle Kantha Guesthouse where she met with US Deputy Head of Mission Thomas Vajta, British Ambassador Andrew Heyn, who represented the European Union, and Australian Deputy Head of Mission Simon Christopher Starr, government sources said.




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