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Myanmar picks panel to reform army-scripted constitution

Feb 19, 2019 - 9:27 PM

With 2020 polls looming, parliament has voted overwhelmingly to form a cross-party committee to debate reforms of the charter

REFORMS. Military officers who are appointed members of the Myanmar Parliament arrive to attend a session in Naypyidaw on February 19, 2019. Photo by Thet Aung/AFP

Suu Kyi's party wins string of seats, rejected by Myanmar's minorities

Apr 02, 2017 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED The National League for Democracy fares well in its strongholds around Yangon and in central regions further north but faces losses in ethnic minority areas

NEW FOREIGN MINISTER. Aung San Suu Kyi attends a farewell ceremony at parliament in Naypyidaw on January 29, 2016. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar Muslim lawyer killed for party links – NLD

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:39 AM

UPDATED Ko Ni a legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi s National League for Democracy NLD party is gunned down as he got into a taxi outside Yangon s airport

Chicago Cubs take commanding NLDS lead with 5-2 win over Giants

Oct 09, 2016 - 2:03 PM

The Cubs are one win from the NL Championship series after defeating the San Francisco Giants in Game two

GOING LONG. Chicago Cubs' Travis Wood became the first relief pitcher since 1924 to hit a home run in the postseason. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Myanmar army MPs slam bill to create Suu Kyi 'advisor' role

Apr 01, 2016 - 4:30 PM

If passed a bill proposed by Aung San Suu Kyi s party would give her a steering role over parliament buttressed by the 4 ministerial posts she already holds in the new cabinet

UNCONSTITUTIONAL? New Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (R) greets First Vice President Myint Swe (L) on his arrival for a dinner reception following the swearing in ceremony of the new government in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 30, 2016. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/EPA

Ejercito graft case, bank heist probe, Ebola | 6PM wRap

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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New Myanmar finance chief discovers PhD is fake

Mar 23, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Kyaw Win says he did not discover the degree was fake until the the news spread on Facebook after his cabinet nomination Tuesday an experience he describes as really painful

A new era: Suu Kyi's party takes charge of Myanmar parliament

Feb 01, 2016 - 12:08 PM

UPDATED The inexperienced new government faces a daunting rebuilding task in a country where the economy has been crushed by generations of junta rule

Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi attends a farewell ceremony at parliament in Naypyidaw on January 29, 2016. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Perils on the path to power for Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Nov 15, 2015 - 11:48 AM

To rule Aung San Suu Kyi will have to foster a relationship with the country s military elites

In this file photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a high-level meeting at the President's resident office in the capital Naypyitaw, Myanmar, October 31, 2014. Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Poe’s citizenship case, illegal trash, NLD landslide victory | 6PM wRap

Nov 13, 2015 - 7:01 PM

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Aquino-Xi meeting, high court rules, Myanmar’s transition | 6PM wRap

Nov 12, 2015 - 6:14 PM

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Myanmar's president pledges peaceful power shift to Suu Kyi party

Nov 12, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Thein Sein: As the government we will respect and obey the election results and transfer power peacefully

In this file photo, Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends the National League for Democracy (NLD) party's Central Committee meeting in Yangon on June 20, 2015. Ye Aung Thu/EPA

Facing wipeout, Myanmar government vows to 'respect' election result

Nov 11, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Information Minsiter Ye Htut congratulates the National League for Democracy on its gains so far and vows to respect and obey the decision of the electorate

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. A child with a NLD turban is held by a supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the National League of Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 9, 2015. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

On brink of victory, Suu Kyi calls for talks with Myanmar military

Nov 11, 2015 - 1:24 PM

UPDATED But Suu Kyi s supporters remain anxious at how the army will respond to a mauling at the polls with memories still keen of the 1990 election

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C), chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, arrives at the NLD headquarters to deliver a speech, in Yangon, Myanmar, November 9, 2015. Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

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Nov 10, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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Myanmar ruling party battered by Suu Kyi at polls

Nov 10, 2015 - 1:35 PM

The drip feed of poll results points to a big win for Aung San Suu Kyi s National League for Democracy NLD

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. A child with a NLD turban is held by a supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the National League of Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 9, 2015. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Suu Kyi party chalks up wins in first Myanmar poll results

Nov 09, 2015 - 3:22 PM

2nd UPDATE Early counting appears to have swung in the NLD s favor said party spokesman Win Htein predicting of a majority – although he said the party would wait for official results

COUNTED. In this photo taken on November 8, 2015, a poll official displays a ballot marked for the candidate of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) during poll tabulation in Yangon. Romeo Gacad/AFP

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Nov 09, 2015 - 1:38 PM

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Hari ini, warga Myanmar ikuti pemilu bersejarah menuju demokrasi

Nov 08, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Pemilu Myanmar tahun ini merupakan kesempatan besar bagi perubahan jarang terjadi dalam sejarah Bagaimana kesempatan Aung San Suu Kyi?

Ketua Liga Nasional Demokrasi (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi saat menjawab pertanyaan wartawan dalam konferensi pers menjelang Pemilihan Umum Myanmar, pada 5 November 2015. Pemilu diadakan pada 8 November. Foto oleh Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Myanmar's Suu Kyi invokes father's sacrifice ahead of elections

Jul 19, 2015 - 7:15 PM

The November 8 poll will be the first general election in a quarter of a century to be contested by her National League for Democracy NLD which is expected to make huge gains at the ballot box if the vote is free and fair

OPPOSITION LEADER. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to media representatives as she leaves after Myanmar's Union Parliament regular assembly in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 26, 2015. Photo by Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Myanmar draft charter bill still bars Suu Kyi presidency

Jun 11, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Myanmar s upcoming elections are seen as a key test of the once pariah nation s transition towards democracy after decades of military rule

LADY IN CHINA. Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo by STR/AFP

Suu Kyi party admits 'cannot win' fight to change constitution

Nov 19, 2014 - 4:37 PM

The party says an effective army veto in parliament means it will not prevail in its efforts to overhaul the charter in an ongoing crunch debate in the legislature

In this file photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a high-level meeting at the President's resident office in the capital Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 31 October 2014. Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Millions back Suu Kyi call for Myanmar charter change

Jul 20, 2014 - 4:07 PM

While the signature campaign to support constitutional change has generated headlines experts say it is unclear what effect it will have on Myanmar politics

NEXT PRESIDENT? Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her opening speech at the central committee meeting of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in Yangon, Myanmar, 07 June 2014. Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Myanmar opposition youth seek louder voice

Jul 05, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Maung Maung Oo one of the organizers of the meeting of about 150 opposition party members aged 16 to 35 – the first of its kind – said the aim was to promote a new generation of leaders

Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies – party

Apr 21, 2014 - 1:12 PM

2nd UPDATE The veteran campaigner who formed the NLD with Aung San Suu Kyi in 1988 had suffered worsening ill health in recent weeks

Suu Kyi's party to contest Myanmar election

Dec 28, 2013 - 8:24 PM

A spokesman for the National League for Democracy NLD says the opposition would take part even without a constitutional amendment

JOINING THE POLLS. In this photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on September 27, 2013. Photo by AFP/Soe Than Win

Battling Myanmar's outdated cyberspace laws

Sep 07, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Myanmar s cyberspace is opening up but the former junta s old bad habits are proving hard to break

Myanmar: Prison, parliament and the Internet

Sep 06, 2013 - 12:48 PM

In Myanmar netizens turn to cyberspace to fight the draconian laws from its dark past

Suu Kyi reappointed Myanmar opposition head

Mar 10, 2013 - 3:26 PM

The meeting also revealed the challenges facing the party including a lack of experience as well as internal divisions which saw four members banned from attending accused of trying to influence the voting

MP SUU KYI. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (2nd L) along with other elected members of parliament reads her parliamentary oath at the lower house of parliament during a session in Naypyidaw on May 2, 2012. Photo by Soe Than Win, AFP

Suu Kyi's Myanmar opposition set for maiden congress

Mar 06, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Hundreds of delegates will flock from across the country for a meeting aimed at redefining the National League for Democracy leadership

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) attends the lower house parliament session in Naypyidaw on July 9, 2012. Suu Kyi made her historic parliamentary debut on July 9, marking a new phase in her near quarter century struggle to bring democracy to her army-dominated homeland. AFP PHOTO / Soe Than WIN

Aung San Suu Kyi set for historic European tour

Jun 11, 2012 - 3:27 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi takes the latest stride in her journey from an imprisoned activist to a politician on the world stage when she visits Europe this week to give a Nobel speech two decades in the making

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) smiles as she boards a car and leaves the airport terminal upon her arrival in Bangkok on May 29, 2012. Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Thailand late on May 29 on her first overseas trip from Myanmar in more than two decades. AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT