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  • Suu Kyi sentenced

    Suu Kyi sentenced

    A court in the military-ruled country has sentenced her to five years in jail after finding the civilian leader guilty in the first of 11 corruption cases instituted against her.

    April 29, 2022
  • India ‘disturbed’ at Myanmar court verdict against Aung Sang Suu Kyi

    India ‘disturbed’ at Myanmar court verdict against Aung Sang Suu Kyi

    In response to media query about the proceedings against Aung Sang Suu Kyi and others in Myanmar, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said: "We are disturbed at the recent verdicts.

    December 7, 2021
  • UN and Myanmar

    UN and Myanmar

    The prevarication, that was palpable notably in Libya and Syria, seems set to resonate in the echo chambers of Kabul and further afield in the tormented land now headed by Taliban hardliners, just as it does in Myanmar

    September 27, 2021
  • Seven more dead in fresh Myanmar protests, Suu Kyi faces new charge

    Seven more dead in fresh Myanmar protests, Suu Kyi faces new charge

    Overnight, people also defied a curfew to hold several more candlelit vigils in parts of Yangon and also in Myingyan, southwest of the second city of Mandalay.

    March 11, 2021
  • 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
  • Myanmar in Court

    Myanmar in Court

    Gambia’s legal team will ask the ICJ judges for “provisional measures” to protect the Rohingyas before the case is heard in full.

    December 11, 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
  • Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s residential compound

    Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s residential compound

    A petrol bomb was thrown into Myanmar State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s residential compound here on Thursday, an official said. Suu Kyi was in Nay Pyi Taw at the time of the incident and there were no casualties, Director-General of the State Counsellor office U Zaw Htay told Xinhua news …

    February 1, 2018
  • Token visit

    Token visit

    After a spell of prolonged and intriguing silence, Aung San Suu Kyi has eventually condescended to visit the province of Rakhine in Myanmar, bordering Bangladesh. Sure, the exodus of more than half a million Rohingya Muslims has further alienated the purportedly democratic dispensation in Naypidaw within the comity of nations. But the country’s state counsellor …

    November 5, 2017
  • A bridge too far?

    A bridge too far?

    Myanmar is lucky to have a neighbour like India, which returned the resource-rich Kabaw valley of Manipur to it in 1953.

    October 16, 2017
  • Suu Kyi calls for speedy rehabilitation measures in Rakhine

    Suu Kyi calls for speedy rehabilitation measures in Rakhine

    Myanmar’s de factor leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for speeding up measures for humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, resettlement and development in the conflict-torn Rakhine state. Citing Myanmar News Agency, Xinhua reported on Thursday that at a coordination meeting held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday, Suu Kyi …

    October 12, 2017
  • Canadian PM concerned over Rohingya crisis

    Canadian PM concerned over Rohingya crisis

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed concern over the attacks on Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar and urged the country’s leadership to end the violence. Trudeau made the observations during a telephonic call to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Trudeau stressed Suu Kyi’s importance as a moral and political leader in …

    September 14, 2017
  • Suu Kyi isn’t the only hypocrite

    Suu Kyi isn’t the only hypocrite

    What are the chances that the appalling humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state could readily have been resolved had Aung San Suu Kyi at least attempted to live up to the ideals she so eloquently articulated during her decades of victimisation at the behest of the nation’s military junta? Given that she eventually entered into …

    September 14, 2017
  • Myanmar elections: Suu Kyi’s NLD retains heartland support

    Myanmar elections: Suu Kyi’s NLD retains heartland support

    Official results from Myanmar's election committee show that Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling National League for Democracy party has retained voters' loyalty in its Yangon strongholds, but has weakened in ethnic minority areas that helped boost her party's 2015 landslide general election victory. The results released for Saturday's by-elections show the NLD taking eight of …

    April 2, 2017
  • Suu Kyi pledges commitment to lasting peace in Myanmar

    Suu Kyi pledges commitment to lasting peace in Myanmar

    Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has pledged her commitment to achieving lasting peace in the country in 2017. Speaking at the opening of the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) here, Suu Kyi on Sunday said Myanmar's peace making efforts will meet with success in the coming year, Xinhua news agency reported. "From this building, …

    January 2, 2017
  • Unspecified anguish

    Unspecified anguish

    Suu Kyi’s visit to Singapore, the largest investor in Myanmar, coincides with the renewal of brutal repression on the Rohingyas, a stateless minority segment that has been buffeted from shore to shore… relentlessly wandering in search of a home in bordering Bangladesh. The leader, though not the President, of the present dispensation was anxious to …

    December 6, 2016
  • Myanmar, one year after Suu Kyi

    Myanmar, one year after Suu Kyi

    November 8, the United States will host an intriguing election. As the date draws closer, the results of the election appear harder to forecast. In previous weeks, the likelihood of a victory by US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appeared almost certain. However, after the FBI revealed new (but incomplete) findings on Mrs Clinton’s emails, …

    November 5, 2016