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Burmese Democracy Leader Marks Uprising Anniversary

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 9:15 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 failed 1988 uprising against military rule. The ceremony Monday marked the 23rd anniversary of the so-called 8.8.88 uprising, which marked her emergence as a leader of Burma’s pro-democracy movement. At Monday’s event, she urged about 400 […]

Burmese Democracy Leader Marks Uprising Anniversary

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 6:15 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 failed 1988 uprising against military rule. The ceremony Monday marked the 23rd anniversary of the so-called 8.8.88 uprising, which marked her emergency as a leader of Burma’s pro-democracy movement. At Monday’s event, she urged about 400 […]

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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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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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Burma says Government to Meet with Aung San Suu Kyi Monday

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese official says pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Monday with a minister from the country’s new army-backed civilian government. The unidentified official, quoted in Burmese media, said the Nobel laureate will meet with Labor Minister Aung Kyi at a state guest house in Rangoon. Aung San Suu Kyi has not commented […]

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Official: Burmese Minister to Meet Suu Kyi

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese official said Saturday pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet next week with a minister from the country’s new army-backed civilian government. The official, who asked not to be named, said Aung San Suu Kyi and Labor Minister Aung Kyi will meet Monday at a state guest house in Yangon. Aung Kyi […]

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Burmese Activist to Honor Father After 9-Year Absence

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Friends and associates of Aung San Suu Kyi say the Burmese democracy campaigner will attend a ceremony Tuesday honoring her liberation hero father for the first time in nine years. The colleagues said Monday that Aung San Suu Kyi has received an invitation to attend the ceremony from the government and has decided to attend. […]

Burmese Activist to Honor Father After 11-Year Absence

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Friends and associates of Aung San Suu Kyi say the Burmese democracy campaigner will attend a ceremony Tuesday honoring her liberation hero father for the first time in nine years. The colleagues said Monday that Aung San Suu Kyi has received an invitation to attend the ceremony from the government and has decided to attend. […]

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Suu Kyi Sees Nothing New Yet in Burmese Leadership

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says some people, both at home and abroad, have deceived themselves into thinking a new government has brought change to her country. The popular political leader made the remark in response to questions after a lecture broadcast Tuesday by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was the second of […]

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