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  • Open your eyes: UN envoy to Suu Kyi

    A UN human rights expert has implored Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 'feel with her heart before it is too late', saying that even if Rohingyas wished to return they have little to go back to.

  • Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017.

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    Myanmar parliament approves panel to discuss constitution

    Myanmar's parliament votes to set up a committee to discuss amending the country's constitution, despite objections by military-aligned lawmakers against a move that is likely to challenge the army's power.

  • Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

    Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

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    Rohingya return starts tomorrow

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are set to begin the long-awaited repatriation of Rohingyas tomorrow. In the first batch, 2,260 refugees are expected to go home.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi stripped Amnesty International award

    Suu Kyi stripped of Amnesty honour

    The Amnesty International has stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour, the latest of several honours taken away from her since last year's brutal military crackdown on the Rohingyas.

  • Myanmar by-election results 'a lesson' for Suu Kyi's party

    Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) expects to have won only seven of 13 seats up for grabs in by-elections, a spokesman said yesterday, conceding that Myanmar's ruling party needed to do more for voters from ethnic minorities.

  • Myanmar by-election rare local test for Aung San Suu Kyi

    Myanmar voters cast their ballots in a small but key by-election, a rare local test of support for embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party more than halfway through her time in office.

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    Conduct credible Rohingya probe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi that a credible investigation into alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims is key to resolving tensions in the country's Rakhine state.

  • Myanmar arrests three journalists over report on Suu Kyi protege

    Myanmar police arrest three journalists after their paper criticised the financial management of Yangon's government, which is overseen by a protege of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the latest case to spark concern over press freedom.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship of Canada

    Canada revokes Myanmar leader’s honorary citizenship

    Canada’s Parliament formally strips Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship for complicity in the atrocities committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya people.

  • Malaysia won't support Suu Kyi anymore

    Malaysia will no longer support the leadership of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her handling of the Rohingya crisis in her country, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday.

  • The world will not rest on Rohingya crisis

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt yesterday called for justice on the Rohingya crisis after his visit to Myanmar's Rakhine state, telling embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi the world "won't let it rest".

  • Former columnist jailed for 'abusive' posts on Suu Kyi

    A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for "abusive" Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said yesterday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country.

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    Suu Kyi's sculpture to be sold for underprivileged in Myanmar

    A figurative bronze sculpture of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will be put up for sale by auction in order to raise money for charity, said Dr Thant Thaw Kaung, executive committee member of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation.

  • Families of jailed Myanmar reporters appeal for release

    The wife of one of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar makes an emotional appeal to Aung San Suu Kyi to free her husband for the sake of their young daughter, as the leader comes under increasing criticism for her silence on the case.

  • Suu Kyi should have resigned

    Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi should have resigned as Myanmar's de facto leader over last year's brutal army campaign against the Rohingyas, the outgoing UN human rights chief has told the BBC.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi won't be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize

    The Nobel Peace Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi will not be withdrawn in the light of a United Nations report that said Myanmar's military carried out mass killings of Muslim Rohingya, the Norwegian Nobel Committee says.

  • HRW urges Myanmar to make amends for seized land

    Myanmar's government should expedite restitution for past illegal confiscations of land, an international human rights group says, detailing how previous land seizures there are still harming farmers under the civilian-led government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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    'Hate narratives' from abroad drive Myanmar communities apart: Suu Kyi

    "Hate narratives" from abroad have driven communities in Myanmar further apart, the Southeast Asian nation's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, says in a social media statement.

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    Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

    Myanmar's parliament elects a staunch ally of Aung San Suu Kyi as the country's new president, allowing her to maintain a tight grip on top-level decision-making.

  • Suu Kyi ally looks set for Myanmar presidency

    A close ally of Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi takes a step closer to becoming the country's new president after the lower house overwhelmingly votes for Win Myint as its candidate.

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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'unwell', scraps Australia public appearance

    Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi pulls out of a public speech and question-and-answer session in Sydney because she was "not feeling well", the event's organisers say.

  • Suu Kyi pressed on Rohingya crisis at ASEAN summit

    Australia and its ASEAN neighbours vows to boost defence ties while stressing the importance of non-militarisation in the disputed South China Sea at a summit where the "complex" Rohingya crisis took centre stage.

  • Crushed hopes greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia

    The long journey to find peace for Rohingya refugee Kobir Ahmed can be told through the different birth countries of his eight children -- Myanmar, Malaysia and Australia -- although they remain citizens of no nation.

  • Australian lawyers seek to prosecute Suu Kyi

    Lawyers in Australia file a private application in a Melbourne court seeking prosecution to press charges against Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of crimes against humanity committed against ethnic Rohingya minorities in the country’s Rakhine state.

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    Suu Kyi’s lost honours

    Since the beginning of ongoing Rohingya crisis, the world’s biggest humanitarian catastrophe, many international organisations withdrew or suspended awards and titles they gave to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her contribution and struggle in democracy.

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    US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Suu Kyi

    The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country's minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum says.

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    Suu Kyi sold her soul to devil: Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

    Claiming that Aung San Suu Kyi has chosen to turn a blind eye to the genocide taking place in her country to retain her political power, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Iran's Shirin Ebadi says that their fellow laureate has sold her soul to the devil.

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    Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s home

    A crude petrol bomb is tossed into the residential compound of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but she was not at home and damage was minor, officials say.