By Nancy C. Carvajal
An airport policeman and the owner of the house that served as a safehouse for the 8-year-old son of a food company executive from Burma (Myanmar) whom they had kidnapped were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation in separate operations recently.
Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi has voiced confidence that the country’s powerful military will support changes to the constitution that would allow her to become president.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi made her historic parliamentary debut Monday, marking a new phase in her near quarter century struggle to bring democracy to her army-dominated homeland.
When she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, while under house arrest in Burma (Myanmar), Aung San Suu Kyi said on Saturday, she realized that the Burmese “were not going to be forgotten.”
Burma (Myanmar) pledged on Sunday to hunt down those responsible for the deaths of 50 people in communal clashes, as the relief effort was stepped up for tens of thousands displaced by the violence.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in the Thai capital Bangkok on her first trip abroad in more then two decades.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Monday said Australia will lift sanctions against Myanmar’s president and more than 200 others who are currently under travel and financial bans.
China on Thursday reiterated its call for all international sanctions on Myanmar to be lifted, after landmark elections in the long-closed nation gave Aung San Suu Kyi her first seat in parliament.
This nation’s former military rulers once despised Aung San Suu Kyi so much they would not speak her name.
A blast in Myanmar’s commercial hub and former capital Yangon killed one woman and wounded another on Wednesday morning, a security officer said.
Some call the country Myanmar, others call it Burma, but for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a landmark visit, there was a better solution — call it nothing.
By Hla Hla Htay
YANGON—Aung San Suu Kyi met with a minister of Myanmar’s new government for the first time on Monday, raising tentative hopes of sustained dialogue between the opposition icon and authorities. Just days after the US called for “concrete” progress toward democracy, Suu Kyi – who was released from house arrest soon after a controversial election [...]