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Burmese Democracy Leader Marks Uprising Anniversary

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has challenged the government by attending a ceremony honoring victims of a 1988 uprising against military rule. The ceremony Monday marked the 23rd anniversary of the failed uprising, which marked her emergency as a leader of Burma’s pro-democracy movement. At Monday’s event, she urged about 400 people not […]

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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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UN: Burma Must Release Remaining Political Prisoners

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Secretary General says Burma’s government must release all remaining political prisoners as its first priority in improving its relations with the international community. According to a U.N. statement, Ban Ki-moon said Friday it was the “single most important step” the government should take. He welcomed the government’s recent reform measures, and said […]

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Referees Stop Burma-Oman World Cup Qualifying Match

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Burma abandoned a World Cup qualifying match between the home team and Oman Thursday, after angry fans threw rocks and glass bottles at a referee and some of Oman’s players. Oman was leading 1-0 when the violence erupted. The Burmese fans turned unruly when a Japanese referee awarded a penalty kick to Oman. […]

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Suu Kyi Urges Talks to End Burma’s Ethnic Conflicts

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has issued what she calls an “earnest appeal” for the government and ethnic groups to begin immediate peace talks. In an open letter made available to VOA’s Burmese service Thursday, Aung San Suu Kyi also says she is prepared to assist the peace process to the best of […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Burmese Official in Rangoon

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi met on Monday with a high-level government minister for the first time since her release last year from house arrest. The government official, Labor and Welfare Minister Aung Kyi, later described their talks in Rangoon as a “first step” toward further cooperation, adding that the talks included discussions […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Burmese Official in Rangoon

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi met on Monday with a high-level government minister for the first time since her release last year from house arrest. The government official later described the talks as a “first step” toward further cooperation and said the two sides had agreed to meet again. Aung San Suu Kyi […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Burmese Official in Rangoon

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi visited a government guest house in Rangoon Monday for her first talks with a high-level government official since her release from house arrest in November. Later, in a joint statement, the Nobel laureate and Labor Minister Aung Kyi said they were satisfied with the meeting, which included issues […]

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Report Says Burma Neglects Environmental Protection

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A new report says Burma lacks any meaningful framework on environmental protection and sustainable development. The Burma Environmental Working Group says Burmese citizens are not able to take part in decision-making about their country’s development. The 100-page report released Monday says Burma has domestic laws and policies related to protecting people and the environment. But, […]

Aung San Suu Kyi Meets Burmese Official in Rangoon

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi visited a government guest house in Rangoon Monday for her first talks with a high-level government official since her release from house arrest in November. Spokesmen for the Nobel Peace laureate’s National League for Democracy said the meeting with Labor Minister Aung Kyi was arranged in the past […]

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