Tag: Aung San Suu Kyi

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  • Suu Kyi rejects Rohingya genocide charge in UN court

    Suu Kyi rejects Rohingya genocide charge in UN court

    Myanmar has always insisted it was tackling an extremist threat in Rakhine state, and Suu Kyi maintained that stance, calling the violence an "internal armed conflict triggered by attacks on police posts".

    December 11, 2019
  • Aung San Suu Kyi departs for Rohingya genocide hearings at International Court of Justice

    Aung San Suu Kyi departs for Rohingya genocide hearings at International Court of Justice

    Once lauded alongside Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, Suu Kyi has become an apologist for a murderous military intent on wiping out the country's Rohingya Muslims.

    December 9, 2019
  • Rohingya case matter of ‘high national interest’: Myanmar

    Rohingya case matter of ‘high national interest’: Myanmar

    Earlier on Thursday, the government had announced that Aung San Suu Kyi will lead the Myanmar legal team to Hague, Netherlands to defend the country's national interest at the ICJ concerning Rakhine issue.

    November 24, 2019
  • Suu Kyi at ICJ

    Suu Kyi at ICJ

    Nay more, the beleaguered country bears witness to the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.

    November 23, 2019
  • Scam in Myanmar

    Scam in Myanmar

    The UN has hit the bull’s eye. Without tangible correctives, the military scam can only be of academic interest.

    August 8, 2019
  • Generals crippled

    Generals crippled

    The fountainhead of democracy has eventually reacted to its degeneration in Myanmar since the early 1990s.

    July 22, 2019
  • New Myanmar filmmakers shoot to rekindle golden years

    New Myanmar filmmakers shoot to rekindle golden years

    The Southeast Asian nation used to be a regional cinematic hub before the 1962-installed military junta suppressed creativity, imposed censorship and cut the country off from outside influences.

    June 7, 2019
  • Suu Kyi tries to save face with Myanmar reporters’ release

    Suu Kyi tries to save face with Myanmar reporters’ release

    Observers say the unexpected release of the two Reuters reporters was a political decision timed to save face for the country's civilian leader, after a vigorous international campaign that saw Amal Clooney join their legal team.

    May 9, 2019
  • Two Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar prison reunite with families

    Two Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar prison reunite with families

    Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen Adler said: "We are enormously pleased that Myanmar has released our courageous reporters".

    May 7, 2019
  • Cruellest Irony

    Cruellest Irony

    The Supreme Court in Yangon has played to the gallery of the junta ~ and at a pinch, the diplomatically evasive Aung San Suu Kyi as well ~ by rejecting the final appeal of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.

    April 27, 2019
  • Thailand’s tryst with post-military rule

    Thailand’s tryst with post-military rule

    Back to today’s Thailand. When the Thai military rulers scripted a constitution in 2017, it was inevitable that they would get inspiration from their neighbour country, and they became cautious too from the Burmese experience.

    March 28, 2019
  • Round One to Suu Kyi

    Round One to Suu Kyi

    Comment on whether her agenda will attain fruition must await the evolution of developments not the least because the military still retains the power to veto constitutional change.

    February 27, 2019
  • Voice of the Refugee

    Voice of the Refugee

    There is almost a collective sense of spurious satisfaction in Myanmar over the refusal of the 700,000 Rohingyas to return from the squalid camps of Bangladesh. Equally, much as it hoped to start the repatriation very shortly, there is little doubt that the government in Dhaka must be sorely disappointed ~ a month before the …

    November 19, 2018
  • Will plan for Rohingya repatriation work?

    Will plan for Rohingya repatriation work?

    Despite the concerns expressed by the UN refugee agency and other human rights groups, the repatriation could go ahead if both Bangladesh and Myanmar choose to do so

    November 16, 2018
  • Another award less

    Another award less

    It is yet another subtraction from the garland of accolades that were once reserved for the “lodestar of democracy”. That embroidery has frayed over time, to say the least. Amnesty International has eventually sized up Aung San Suu Kyi with Monday’s assertion that Myanmar’s civilian leader “is no longer a symbol of hope”. Hopeless too …

    November 14, 2018
  • ‘No longer a symbol of hope’: Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

    ‘No longer a symbol of hope’: Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

    It was the latest in a string of awards the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner lost since Myanmar's military drove 720,000 Rohingya out of the Buddhist majority country in what the United Nations has called an act of genocide.

    November 13, 2018
  • Suu Kyi seeks foreign investment at Asean summit

    Suu Kyi seeks foreign investment at Asean summit

    Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday appealed to members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to invest in her country.

    November 12, 2018