Mar 1, 2016

Myanmar brings forward date for presidential nominations

Myanmar will announce presidential nominations on March 10, the speaker of its upper house of parliament said on Tuesday, advancing the original date by a week, as a lengthy political transition enters its last stages. The news follows three meetings on the transition between ...

Feb 15, 2016

Doubts grow over Myanmar 'red panda' find

Doubts were cast Monday over a poignant tale of a rescued panda donated to a Mandalay zoo, after an expert said a photo in Myanmar’s state media showed a creature that more closely resembled a black bear. The “Himalayan panda” — a term sometimes ...

Suu Kyi could be president, Myanmar officials say

Feb 8, 2016

Suu Kyi could be president, Myanmar officials say

The nominees for Myanmar’s next president and two vice presidents will be revealed to parliament on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. Parliament ...