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Burma’s Suu Kyi Backs Plan to Lift US Sanctions

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she is cautiously backing a proposal to lift U.S. economic sanctions on Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi says she supports efforts by U.S. Senator John McCain to suspend, rather than eliminate, sanctions. She says it would send a strong message that the United States supports the country’s […]

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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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Aung San Suu Kyi Files Papers to Run for Burmese Parliament

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is formally a candidate to run for a parliamentary seat in an upcoming by-election. The Nobel Peace Prize winner registered her candidacy Wednesday to represent a district just outside the main city of Rangoon. She and her National League for Democracy party will contest the 48 parliamentary seats […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Files Papers to Run for Burmese Parliament

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is formally candidate to run for a parliamentary seat in an upcoming by-election. The Nobel Peace Prize winner registered her candidacy Wednesday to represent a district just outside the main city of Rangoon. She and her National League for Democracy party will contest the 48 parliamentary seats that […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Optimistic Clinton Visit will Advance Burma Reforms

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, says she is optimistic that a landmark visit by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will advance reforms in the country. Speaking via video conference from Burma Wednesday, Aung San Suu Kyi told a Washington research institution she supports the United States’ efforts to engage more with the […]

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Rome Film Festival Opens With Suu Kyi Biopic

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A movie about the life of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi opened the international film festival in Rome Thursday. French director Luc Besson arrived at the opening of the film titled “The Lady” with actress Michele Yeoh who portrayed the Burmese pro-democracy icon. The Hong Kong-based actress began her career in martial arts […]

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Suu Kyi Tells US Audience of Crippling Power of Fear

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told an American audience that freedom from fear is the key that opens to door to other liberties. The former political prisoner made the comment in recorded remarks presented late Tuesday to an audience at the University of Michigan, where she was honored for her human rights […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi to Meet Burmese Minister on Friday

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for Aung San Suu Kyi says the Burmese democracy leader will meet Friday with Labor Minister Aung Kyi. It will be the third meeting between the two since Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest late last year. She has also met with President Thein Sein as the new government cautiously […]

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