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US Lawmakers Welcome Passport Issuance for Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. lawmakers have welcomed the news that Burma has issued a passport to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, allowing her to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years. Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, expressed hope Tuesday that Burma’s democratic leader can visit the United States, as he recalled meeting her […]

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Burma Issues Passport to Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burma has issued a passport to democracy activist and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, allowing her to travel abroad for the first time in 24 years. An official from her National League for Democracy party said the passport, valid for the next three years, was received Tuesday in Rangoon. The document clears the way […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s Rise to Power Spearheads Political Change in Burma

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s 18-month journey from political prisoner to parliamentarian is among the most visible signs of change in her homeland, as the new, nominally-civilian government seeks to repair ties with the West. The daughter of independence hero Aung San, who was assassinated by political rivals in 1947, Oxford-educated Aung San […]

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London’s Chatham House Awards Yearly Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The British think tank Chatham House has awarded its annual international relations prize to Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Chatham House calls her measured and non-violent approach towards ending military rule in Burma a powerful example to all those striving for democracy in their own countries. In thanking Chatham House for the honor, […]

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Burmese Activist Urges Democracy Dialogue Without Pre-Conditions

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she will continue pressing the country’s new, nominally civilian government for the release of all political prisoners, but that she does not believe a prisoner release should be a condition for further talks. The Nobel laureate spoke Tuesday in Rangoon to a reporter for VOA’s Burmese service, […]

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Burmese Activist Urges Democracy Dialogue Without Pre-Conditions

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she will continue pressing the country’s new, nominally civilian government for the release of all political prisoners, but that she does not believe a prisoner release should be a condition for further talks. The Nobel laureate spoke Tuesday in Rangoon to a reporter for VOA’s Burmese service, […]

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Burmese Democracy Leader Plans Political Foray Outside Rangoon

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to make a political visit outside Rangoon next week, despite a notice from the pro-military government warning her and her supporters to halt all political activities. An opposition spokesman, Nyan Win, said the Nobel laureate will visit a region north of Rangoon on August 14 to […]

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Burma says Government to Meet with Aung San Suu Kyi Monday

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese official says pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Monday with a minister from the country’s new army-backed civilian government. The unidentified official, quoted in Burmese media, said the Nobel laureate will meet with Labor Minister Aung Kyi at a state guest house in Rangoon. Aung San Suu Kyi has not commented […]

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Official: Burmese Minister to Meet Suu Kyi

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese official said Saturday pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet next week with a minister from the country’s new army-backed civilian government. The official, who asked not to be named, said Aung San Suu Kyi and Labor Minister Aung Kyi will meet Monday at a state guest house in Yangon. Aung Kyi […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Cites ‘Arab Spring’ as Inspiration for Burmese

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has compared the Arab Spring protests to developments in her own country in a lecture aired on the British network Tuesday. The BBC says the speech was the first of two lectures that were secretly filmed in Burma and smuggled to Britain, where they were played before a […]

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