Aung San Suu Kyi
Apr 21, 2014 — The former newspaper editor, who co-founded the National League for Democracy with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, spent 19 years in prison until his release in 2008. He died Monday of organ failure.
Mar 16, 2013 — As a member of Parliament, she is now at times working alongside the government, a development that could cost her backing from her traditional supporters.
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Sep 27, 2012 — Myanmar President Thein Sein mentioned activist Aung San Suu Kyi during his speech at the U.N., believed to be the first time a Myanmar leader has done so. He laid out the country's democratic transformation so far, and addressed the sensitive subject of ethnic unrest in the Southeast Asian nation.
Jun 12, 2012 — Ethnic and religious violence is breaking out in western Myanmar, also known as Burma. Ethnic Muslims and Buddhists are burning homes and at least 10 Muslims have been attacked at killed. Myanmar's president has declared a state of emergency in the region.
Apr 3, 2012 — The president of Myanmar, also known as Burma, says weekend elections were 'successful' even though just about all the candidates backed by the military government lost their races. Some nations are now calling for sanctions to be lifted against Myanmar.
Mar 30, 2012 — Mynamar political leader and Nobel peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi says campaign irregularities mean Myanmar's election on Sunday is neither free nor fair. She continues to campaign for a parliament seat.
Jan 10, 2012 — The opposition leader's run gives the country's reforms a shot of legitimacy. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate who spent 15 years under house arrest, had said she was concerned about how committed the military was to loosening its grip.
Dec 2, 2011 — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma, has again focused attention on what to call that nation. For some, it's a political issue.
Dec 1, 2011 — It speaks volumes about the purpose and meaning of the first visit to Myanmar by an American secretary of state in more than five decades. Aung San Suu Kyi is a living symbol of the struggle there for human rights and democracy.