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Burma Government Sues Newspaper for Defamation

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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A private newspaper in Burma has been charged with defamation by a government ministry for publishing a story on official corruption, raising fresh concerns about the effectiveness of recent media reforms. A Rangoon court said Thursday it has agreed to accept the mining ministry’s lawsuit against The Voice Weekly, a Burmese-language paper that focuses on […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Receive Medal, Meet Obama

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the United States Congress’ highest award. The Nobel laureate will be presented with the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol. She was awarded the medal in 2008 while under house arrest in her homeland. Later, she meets privately with President Barack Obama. […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Receive Medal, Meet Obama

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the United States Congress’ highest award Wednesday. The Nobel laureate will be presented with the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol. She was awarded the medal in 2008 while under house arrest in her homeland. Later, she is to meet privately with […]

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Burma’s Latest Amnesty Not Good Enough, Say Activists

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Activists and rights groups are responding cautiously to Burma’s latest release of political prisoners, saying hundreds more are still being held despite the government’s promise to release them. The Burmese government said this week that 514 prisoners would be released as part of a general amnesty. Activists estimate that around 90 of those pardoned are […]

Aung San Suu Kyi to be Honored by US Congress

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the United States Congress’ highest award Wednesday as she continues her landmark visit to America. The Nobel laureate will be presented with the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol. She was awarded the medal in 2008 while under house arrest in her […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Urges Full Burmese Army Support for Reforms

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the path to her nation’s democratic future will not be irreversible until the army voices full support for the process. The 66-year-old Nobel laureate made the comment during interviews Tuesday at the Voice of America studios in Washington. She said she is most troubled by the provision […]

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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Supports Easing US Sanctions

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says there is a “great eagerness” in her country for U.S. sanctions to be removed. In a Tuesday speech in Washington, she said U.S. relations with Burma should be based on accountability. “I do not think that we need to cling on to sanctions unnecessarily because I want […]

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Clinton Welcomes Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has welcomed Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Washington at the start of the opposition leader’s first U.S. visit since her 2010 release from house arrest. In brief comments to reporters at the start of their meeting on Tuesday, Clinton said there was a great deal of excitement and […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Begins US Tour

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi begins her 17-day visit to the United States in earnest Tuesday with events in Washington, including talks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Aung San Suu Kyi, who traveled to Washington Monday, is also scheduled to deliver remarks as part of a discussion about Burma’s democratic transition and […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Begins US Tour

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has begun a two-week visit to the United States, where she is to receive Congress’ highest honor. Aung San Suu Kyi traveled Monday to Washington, the city where she will spend the first four days of her trip. There she will receive the Congressional Gold Medal and also […]

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