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Myanmar democracy icon challenges powerful army

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters as she leaves a public rally Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. AP

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is challenging the powerful army to help amend the constitution that is barring her from running for president in next year’s general elections.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suu Kyi urges ‘freedom from fear’ on World AIDS Day

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu kyi .AP FILE PHOTO

Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged greater openness and compassion in the global struggle against AIDS Sunday as experts warned against complacency despite falling infection rates.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Australia

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, right, poses with New South Wales state governor Marie Bashir at Government House in Sydney, Wednesday. AP

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi defended herself on Wednesday against criticism that she should be doing more to defend a Muslim minority group that has been targeted by sectarian violence in parts of the predominantly Buddhist nation.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi collects 1990 human rights prize at last

Aung San Suu Kyi AFP FILE PHOTO

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate and long-time political prisoner, has finally collected the European Union’s 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to run for president

Aung San Suu Kyi AP

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday that she wanted to lead the country after the next election due in 2015.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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