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Burmese Democracy Leader to Visit US, Accept Award

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based advocacy group has announced that Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit the United States in September to accept an award for global citizenship. The New York-based Atlantic Council issued a statement Monday saying Aung San Suu Kyi is one of four people to be honored September 21 with its Global […]

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French President Pledges Support For Burma’s Democratic Transition

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday assured visiting Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that France will do everything possible to support Burma’s democratic transition. ) “We support all the efforts that could be taken for the success of this transition. And France must be at the service of democracy. Everything that can be […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Urges France to Support Burma

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has asked France to support her country’s fragile democratic movement. During a visit to Paris Tuesday, she told reporters that it is very important to make the country’s powerful military understand that democracy is for the good of everyone in Burma, not only one segment of society. The […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi in France on Final Leg of European Tour

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in France, on the final leg of her historic European tour. The 67-year-old Nobel prize laureate arrived in Paris by train from London Tuesday afternoon. She is scheduled to meet with President Francois Hollande for dinner and a press conference. During her trip, she will also […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Visit France

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 6:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is planning to visit France on Tuesday, making that country the last leg of her first trip to Europe in 24 years. The French foreign ministry says Aung San Suu Kyi will meet with President Francois Hollande at the start of her four-day trip. It says she also […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Urges Britain To Support Democratic Moves in Burma

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged Britain to support moves toward democracy in her country during a historic address to the British parliament. She told lawmakers of both houses of parliament Thursday that the support of people in Britain and elsewhere in the world could push Burma further on its path to […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Addresses British Parliament

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi made a historic addresses to Britain’s parliament Thursday, following an earlier meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron. The Nobel laureate’s speech at the historic 11th century Westminster Hall came during her first trip to Britain since leaving the country 24 years ago to lead Burma’s pro-democracy movement. Aung […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Addresses British Parliament

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi made a historic addresses to Britain’s parliament Thursday, following an earlier meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron. The Nobel laureate’s speech at the historic 11th century Westminster Hall came during her first trip to Britain since leaving the country 24 years ago to lead Burma’s pro-democracy movement. Aung […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Address British Parliament

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will address both houses of Britain’s parliament Thursday, a rare honor normally reserved for visiting heads of state. The Nobel laureate’s speech at the historic 11th century Westminster Hall is part of her first trip to Britain since leaving the country 24 years ago to lead Burma’s pro-democracy […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Warm British Welcome No Challenge to Burmese President

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded an honorary doctorate Wednesday from Oxford University, which she said “stood up and spoke for her” during her long years of isolation under house arrest in her homeland. In her acceptance address, the Nobel laureate told her audience that she survived years of imprisonment under Burmese […]

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