Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Amid China face-off, India Army chief, FS meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar
    NEW DELHI/NAYPYITAW, OCTOBER 5 (IANS): Indian Army chief General M.M. Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla on Monday finalised India's coastal shipping agreement with Myanmar in a meeting with its State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. It will further strengthen security ties between the two countries amid the Chinese aggression. India and China continue to remain locked in a military face-off along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. On Monday, the Indian embassy i
  • EU lawmakers suspend Myanmar's Suu Kyi from rights prize events
    BRUSSELS, September 10 (Reuters): Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will no longer be invited to events of the European Parliament's human rights prize, which she won in 1990, EU lawmakers said on Thursday, a protest over accusations of genocide in her country. Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner of Myanmar's then ruling military junta in the 1990s who now rules as state counselor, was awarded the parliament's Sakharov Prize in 1990. As part of that honour, she is
  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows victory in election as campaign starts despite virus surge
    YANGON, September 8 (Reuters): Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched her re-election bid on Tuesday ahead of polls set for November, vowing victory at a scaled-down ceremony in the capital after her original plans were scuppered by a surge in coronavirus cases. “Today, our victory campaign has begun,” she said, before hoisting the party's flag at the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Naypyitaw at an event broadcast on her Facebook pag
  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi pulls out of first election trip over coronavirus
    YANGON, September 7 (Reuters): Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi pulled out of the first event of her election campaign on Monday, citing a worsening outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country. The Southeast Asian nation reported 100 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the biggest daily increase since detecting its first infection in March, followed by 45 more on Monday. Suu Kyi, who rules as state counselor, was set to tour the constituency where she is seeking re-election
  • Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi confirms contesting for second term
    YANGON, August 4 (Reuters): Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday formally declared her intention to seek a second term in an election in November that is seen as a test of the Southeast Asian nation's tentative democratic reforms. After decades of military rule, Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for campaigning for democracy, took the reins in 2016 after an electoral landslide, but has been forced to share power with the generals. Her international reputation
  • Myanmar may postpone election in war-torn Rakhine state – official
    NAYPYITAW, July 30 (Reuters): Myanmar will postpone elections in parts of war-torn Rakhine state if the military declares them unsafe, a senior election official said on Thursday, prompting a backlash from ethnic parties with strong support in the region. "It is necessary to have peace and stability to hold elections," said Union Election Commission chair Hla Thein, adding that the army-controlled ministries of defence and home affairs would soon determine whether the