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Saturday | Samoa News

U.S. Congress honors Aung Sang Suu...

Congressman Faleomavaega attended the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring Burmese democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Eni Faleomavaega, Democrat, Activism, Aung San Suu Kyi

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A man votes in the by-election in 2012.

Burma's biggest opposition party opposes a change to a proportional representation electoral system because it would confuse voters, a party member says.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Jockeying Begins

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, sits next to Lower House Speaker U Shwe Mann during lunch at the World Economic Forum in Naypyitaw last year.

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Southeast Asia

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Rally Attacked With Slingshots

The National League for Democracy says it came under slingshot attack by unknown assailants during a rally for constitutional reform over the weekend in Sagaing Division.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Holds First Youth Congress, Choses Youth Leaders

The National League for Democracy held its first ever youth congress in Rangoon this past weekend and during the long-planned event 15 youth leaders were chosen, a NLD member said.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

The Nation

Myanmar opposition objects to 2015 electoral changes

Opposition parties urged the government Monday not to change the electoral system next year, saying it is not yet the right time to use a proposed proportional representative system.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Bangkok Post

Generation gap

YANGON: The Myanmar opposition party led by Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday faced calls to inject new blood into its ageing top ranks as it opened a landmark conference dedicated to its youth wing.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News, Burma, Southeast Asia

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Myanmar's Mandalay tense but under control

Calm was restored to the city with an overnight curfew declared Thursday after two nights of violence by Buddhist extremists against Muslims.

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Campaign Will Not Influence Constitutional Reform in Parliament: Shwe Mann

Burma's Union Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann has said that Aung San Suu Kyi's nationwide public campaign for constitutional reform will not influence parliamentary discussions on the matter.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

Bangkok Post

Myanmar army chief hails Thai coup

The visiting Myanmar armed forces leader on Friday praised the decision by Thai generals to seize power in the May 22 coup.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Aung San Suu Kyi, Travel, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Asia Travel

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Curfew set after Myanmar religious attacks kill 2

Authorities imposed a curfew in Myanmar's second largest city Thursday after attacks on minority Muslims left two people dead and 14 injured, raising fears that sectarian violence that has plagued the country for two years may escalate again.

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Evening Times

Freedom of Glasgow recipients

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News, Opinion

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Asia News Network

YANGON: Myanmar opposition's charter change campaign tops 3m signatures

More than 3 million people have already signed the petition to amend the Constitution drafted by the military in 2008, according to the opposition National League for Democracy party.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD: Over 3 Million People Join Petition to Amend Charter

Burma's biggest opposition party announced on Monday that more than 3.3 million people have signed a campaign to change a constitutional article that gives the military a veto over amendments.

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Related Topix: Burma, Southeast Asia, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Sun Jun 29, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Bishop heads to Burma and Lao PDR

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop will meet Aung San Suu Kyi on her first official visit to Burma and the Lao People's Democratic Republic this week.

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Southeast Asia, Laos, Thein Sein

Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ethnic Parties to Protest PR System

Burma's ethnic political parties plan to organize protests across the country to show their opposition to the proportional representation electoral system, which was approved by the Upper House of Parliament this month for use in the 2015 election.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News

National Public Radio

Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a public rally in Yangon, Myanmar, on May 17. Democracy activists joined Suu Kyi to call for an amendment to Myanmar's constitution, a move she says is necessary if next year's general elections are to be free and fair.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News, Burma,

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Civil society leaders released from Insein

Civil society leaders Nay Myo Zin and Win Cho were released from Insein Prison on Tuesday, having spent 84 days locked up for organising an unauthorised demonstration in downtown Rangoon.

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Related Topix: Burma, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

NLD Schedules First Youth Congress in Early July

After several delays, the National League for Democracy said it has finally set a firm date for its first nationwide youth congress, which will be held on July 5-6.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News

Tue Jun 24, 2014

The Telegraph

stop her

Military rulers would do absurd things in order to hold on to power. Myanmar's generals may have doubled up as parliamentarians, but they want it to be their very own parliament.

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Related Topix: Aung San Suu Kyi, World News, Opinion

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