34 STORIES TAGGED ‘AUNG SAN SUU KYI’

Burmese Government Continues Its Crackdown on Journalists…

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s clampdown on the country’s journalists continues with the arrest of Myanmar Now’s editor, Ko Swe Win by police at Rangoon Airport on Sunday. Ko Swe Win was taken into custody by police while waiting to board a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. It is reported by Fron... Read more ►

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Canadian Visit Exposes Media Blind Spots in Reporting Burma

June 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Lay Khu Wah

Anyone working for social justice in Burma should be disappointed by the mainstream media’s coverage of Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Canada last week. Given ongoing military abuses throughout Burma’s ethnic regions, it was frustrating to see headlines focusing a... Read more ►

Karen Community Claims Suu Kyi’s Canada Trip Fails to Address War, Displacement, Refugees or Militarization

June 13, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s State Counsellor, concluded her Canadian tour in Toronto, members of the Karen community claimed she failed to discuss the countries armed conflict, displacement, refugees or the ongoing militarization of the country. Members of the local B... Read more ►

*USDP newspaper claims crime ‘rampant’ under NLD

August 25, 2016  •  Author: Htet Khaung Lin/Myanmar Now

YANGON (Myanmar Now) – A newspaper published by the former ruling party of ex-generals has claimed that crime has sharply risen under the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, and that her efforts to impose rule of law have failed. The Union Daily, a littl... Read more ►

End Colonial-Era Laws, Human Rights Watch says

June 29, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Burma’s new Government, led by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National league for Democracy party, is in a position to repeal a swathe of colonial-era laws that criminalize cornerstones of a functioning democracy, including freedom of assembly and free speech. Human Rights Watch has... Read more ►

Thai PM: “Thailand Will Continue to Take Care of the Refugees on Humanitarian Grounds…”

June 23, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

Thailand’s Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha was reported as saying that Burma’s government refugees needed more time to put in place a process to repatriate its refugees. General Prayut was quoted by The Bangkok Post and before the three-day visit of Aung San Su... Read more ►

Burmese Courts Free Student Activists After Suu Kyi Makes Political Prisoners a NLD Priority

April 9, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

A Burmese court on Friday released 69 political prisoners on Friday. The jailed student activists were freed following Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s promise on Thursday that a priority of her National League of Democracy government would be the release of activists and political ... Read more ►

*First civilian president in decades for Myanmar, but not Suu Kyi

March 10, 2016  •  Author: Swe Win and Ei Cherry Aung (Myanmar Now)

NAY PYI TAW (Myanmar Now) – Myanmar’s new parliament nominated four presidential candidates on Thursday, with Htin Kyaw, a nominee from the National League for Democracy (NLD), tipped to be president. One name was notably absent – Nobel peace laureate and NLD l... Read more ►

*After successful polls, Myanmar election commission deals with disputes

March 1, 2016  •  Author: Thin Lei Win and Htet Khaung Linn (Myanmar Now)

For dozens of elected representatives and losing candidates, as well as the Union Election Commission, the election process is far from over. NAYPYITAW (Myanmar Now) – On a recent February morning, just after Myanmar’s new, democratically-elected parliament convened... Read more ►

KNU: NLD Priorities – Change the Constitution and Start Peace Talks With Ethnic Armed Groups

February 11, 2016  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Padoh Kwe Htoo Win, general secretary of the Karen National Union, explains that the Burma’s new government priorities are to change the Constitution and to begin political dialogue with the country’s ethnic armed groups. Padoh ... Read more ►

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