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Aung San Suu Kyi Raises Prospect of Working With Government

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi says she would participate in the nation’s new government if her National League for Democracy decided that was the best way forward. In an interview broadcast Monday by Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, the Nobel laureate said pro-democracy activists have a responsibility to try to strengthen the forces for […]

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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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Aung San Suu Kyi Says Freedom in Burma Still Far Off

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi says there are signs of political change in Burma, but its people are still far from gaining real freedom. In an interview with the French news agency, the Nobel peace laureate said that an Arab-style uprising is not the answer to Burma’s problems. Speaking in her National League […]

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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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Film Bio of Aung San Suu Kyi Debuts in Toronto

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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A new film biography of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had its world premiere Monday at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, called The Lady, was directed by noted French action director Luc Besson. It focuses on Aung San Suu Kyi’s relationship with her British-born husband Michael Aris after she returned to Burma […]

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Film Bio of Aung San Suu Kyi Debuts in Toronto

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 2:51 am (UTC-5)
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A new film biography of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had its world premiere Monday at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, called The Lady, was directed by noted French action director Luc Besson. It focuses on Aung San Suu Kyi’s relationship with her British-born husband Michael Aris after she returned to Burma […]

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Democracy Leader Meets Burma President

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Burmese government official says democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Friday with President Thein Sein in the administrative capital Naypyidaw. State-run television showed video of the first meeting between the Nobel peace laureate and Burma’s first civilian president, describing the meeting as friendly. It said the two discussed the possibility of cooperation. Separately, […]

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Democracy Leader Meets Burma President

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese government official says democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Friday with President Thein Sein in the administrative capital Naypyidaw. It was the first meeting between the Nobel peace laureate and Burma’s first civilian president. Anonymous government officials said the two met at the presidential palace, but did not say what they discussed […]

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Democracy Leader to Meet Burma President

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese government official says democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Friday with President Thein Sein in the administrative capital Naypyidaw. It will be the first meeting between the Nobel peace laureate and Burma’s first civilian president. Anonymous government officials did not say what the two would discuss. In March, Burma’s military regime […]

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