Apr 18, 2016

Myanmar's Suu Kyi vows to amend junta-era Constitution

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed Monday to push for constitutional amendments to build a true democracy as the nation emerges from decades of military control. Suu Kyi made the comments in a nationally televised address to mark the start of ...

Myanmar drops charges against nearly 200 political activists: police

Apr 9, 2016

Myanmar drops charges against nearly 200 political activists: police

Myanmar authorities have dropped charges against nearly 200 political activists since Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to fight for their freedom, a senior police officer said Saturday. The cases were dismissed Friday, he said, following Suu Kyi’s announcement the day before that she was ...

Mar 31, 2016

Kishida plans Myanmar visit to forge closer ties

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida plans to visit Myanmar in late April to bolster ties with the country after its first democratically elected government in more than 50 years took office Wednesday, government sources said. Kishida is expected to meet democracy icon Aung San Suu ...