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  • Suu Kyi's cowardly speech

    Suu Kyi's speech was not only “disappointing” but also cowardly. It towed the typical line of “we have to look at both sides”, completely oblivious to the power dynamics at play: the national army versus a dispossessed population.

  • AL-led 14 party allies reject Suu Kyi’s speech

    The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance have rejected Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s first address to the nation after military crackdown in Rakhine state since August 25 that forced the thousands of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh.

  • Suu Kyi's first public speech

    Needless to say that Myanmar's state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's much awaited public speech regarding the crisis in the Rakhine state is deeply disappointing. We are shocked that she has chosen to gloss over the gross human rights violations carried out by Myanmarese security forces against Rohingyas.

  • She breaks silence yet remains silent

    Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally broke her silence on the Rohingya refugee crisis yesterday, insisting that her country was not "afraid of international scrutiny." But her speech in Naypyidaw drew widespread criticism: she did not denounce atrocities against Rohingyas and claimed the government needed more time to investigate the exodus of the minority group.

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    Suu Kyi burying her head in the sand: AI

    Reacting to the speech by Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto leader, on the crisis in Rakhine State, Amnesty International says she and her government are still burying their heads in the sand.

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    Suu Kyi condemns rights abuse, decries suffering in Rakhine

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemns any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and says anyone responsible would face the law, and that she feels deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there.

  • All eyes on Suu Kyi as Myanmar leader breaks silence on Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to break her near-silence on communal violence scorching through Rakhine state, in a televised speech on a Rohingya refugee crisis that has shocked the world and prompted the UN to accuse the country's army of ethnic cleansing.

  • Suu Kyi’s last chance

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced tens of thousands of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh. "The tragedy will be absolutely horrible" unless she acted now, Guterres told BBC's HARDtalk ahead of UN General Assembly that will feature the Rohingya refugee crisis, one of the fastest growing in recent years.

  • Suu Kyi to address nation next week on Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi will address the crisis engulfing Rakhine state next week, in her first speech since scores were killed in violence that has sent nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh and sullied her reputation as a defender of the oppressed.

  • Rohingya crisis A concern for the region

    Rohingya crisis: A concern for the region

    Myanmar, on its part must, realise that blaming all the current atrocities on the so-called terrorists and claiming that its security forces had nothing to do with the crimes committed, in spite of unvarying accounts of thousands of refugees to the contrary, is neither credible nor helpful in solving the situation.

  • US senators for halting violence against Rohingyas

    Two top US Senators -- Dick Durbin and John McCain – have introduced a resolution condemning the horrific acts of violence being committed against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

  • Suu Kyi's global image is in tatters

    Aung San Suu Kyi's global image is in tatters over her stubborn refusal to protect the Rohingya -- but her stance has been widely applauded inside Myanmar where hatred abounds for the Muslim minority.

  • The Myanmar Cauldron: Birth of Arsa

    The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or Arsa, an armed group that emerged in Rakhine state in 2013, has no sizable weaponry to sustain the struggle. But that is how things remain in the beginning – small but potent.

  • Suu Kyi slams 'fake info' on Rakhine unrest

    Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday blamed "terrorists" for "a huge iceberg of misinformation" on the violence in Rakhine state but

  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi under pressure over Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from countries with large Muslim populations including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims after nearly 125,000 of them fled to Bangladesh.

  • Indonesian minister to meet Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

    Indonesia's foreign minister is due to meet Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday to discuss delivering humanitarian aid to members of Myanmar's Rohingya minority, as Indonesian protesters urged their government to take a tougher line.

  • Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says ethnic cleansing is too strong a term to describe what is happening in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region.

  • Kofi Annan to lead commission on Rohingya issue

    Aung San Suu Kyi picks ex- UN chief Kofi Annan to lead commission to stop human rights abuses in Rakhine State between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims.

  • Myanmar introduces Bill on 'state adviser' title for Suu Kyi

    Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) introduces a Bill in Parliament, its first day in power, seeking a new high position for party leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president

    Myanmar's new president has been sworn in, the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years.

  • 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.

  • Ex-driver of Suu Kyi nominated for Myanmar president

    Aung San Suu Kyi's party nominates her former driver and close aide to be Myanmar's next president, as the Nobel laureate looks to rule her former junta-run homeland through a trusted proxy.

  • Suu Kyi for party president or foreign minister?

    The February 17th meeting was the third between Aung San Suu Kyi and military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing since the National League for Democracy (NLD)'s electoral victory in November last year.

  • Myanmar brings forward presidential vote

    The vote to appoint a new president in Myanmar has been brought forward by a week, to 10 March.

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    Could Suu Kyi emerge as Myanmar president?

    As Aung San Suu Kyi's lawmakers smiles for the cameras at the first sessions of Myanmar's parliament, a summit of generals convened at a base just minutes from the chamber. On every mind is the same question: who will be the country's next president?

  • Myanmar MPs hold landmark session

    The first freely elected parliament in Myanmar for 50 years holds its opening session. Hundreds of new MPs, mostly from the National League for Democracy (NLD) but also some smaller parties, sworn and take their seats.

  • Myanmar gets ready for NLD government

    Clearly there is lack of confidence in the armed forces. The military is suspicious that the new civilian government may resort to vengeance and throw some of the generals behind bars.

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    New era as Suu Kyi's novice MPs brace for office

    In a modest dormitory in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw, novice MP Tin Thit recites a poem he has penned called "No Retreat", steeling himself to enter Myanmar's parliament carrying the dreams of a nation left traumatised by army rule.

  • Myanmar president hails 'triumph' of democratic transition

    Myanmar President Thein Sein hails the "triumph" of the country's transition of power, addressing a military-dominated parliament for the final time before a handover to Aung San Suu Kyi's pro-democracy movement.

  • Myanmar releases political prisoners before power transfer

    Myanmar has began releasing the first of about 100 prisoners on Friday, many of them political detainees, days before a parliament dominated by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's party sits for the first time after an election win in November.

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