Many believed nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi had the qualities of which greatness are made. Perhaps, in hindsight, it is now clear Mammmy Suu only had the qualities of which power is made, argues
Burma’s transition to greater democracy after decades of military rule surged ahead as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party continued its election sweep and the government promised a peaceful transition of power.
WHEN Aung San Suu Kyi was finally released from years of house arrest last week, memories flooded back of Nelson Mandela’s own release from Victor Verster prison and his triumphant walk to freedom. Dare we hope that Burma too might soon join the civilised nations of the world? The chances, unfortunately, are slim.
RUMOUR and speculation about the imminent release of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi swept across Burma yesterday, but there was no word from the country’s secretive military rulers about whether she would be freed after almost two decades of house arrest.
Voters in the secretive military-ruled nation of Burma cast their first ballots in 20 years today, as slim hopes for democratic reform faced an electoral system engineered to ensure that most power will remain in the hands of the junta and its political proxies.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party will file a lawsuit against Burma’s ruling military government today seeking to revoke laws that bar the detained democracy leader and other opposition members from taking part in the country’s first elections in two decades.
Burma's ruling junta will appoint the commission that will have the final say over the country's first elections in two decades, state-run newspapers announced today as the country's military rulers began unveiling the laws that will govern this year's balloting.