Suu Kyi party to decide soon whether to contest Myanmar election

Jun 20, 2015

Suu Kyi party to decide soon whether to contest Myanmar election

Myanmar’s opposition leader said Saturday her party would shortly decide whether to contest crucial elections, as it battles to change the constitution barring her from the presidency. Speaking to senior National League for Democracy (NLD) members at the start of their annual two-day conference ...

Boycott of Myanmar's poll an option: Suu Kyi

Apr 5, 2015

Boycott of Myanmar's poll an option: Suu Kyi

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election is an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged. In an interview Friday, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate said that her opposition National League for ...

Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies at 84

Apr 21, 2014

Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies at 84

Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar’s prodemocracy opposition and the nation’s longest-serving political prisoner, died Monday at the age of 84 after battling for decades to bring freedom to a nation that suffered under military rule. The veteran campaigner — whose near ...