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.
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.
Optimistic analysts hope the appalling suffering in Burma will inevitably lead to the collapse of the junta and its replacement by a government led by Aung San Suu Kyi. It’s a forlorn hope: the Burmese army is willing to kill civilians in large numbers. So long as the army stays united, nothing will change
A BURMESE court convicted Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday of violating her house arrest by allowing an uninvited American to stay at her home. The head of the military-ruled country ordered the democracy leader to serve an 18-month sentence under house arrest.
The leader of Burma’s increasingly isolated ruling junta made his first public visit to a relief camp today as state media lashed out at swelling international criticism that it was closing the door on aid to millions in desperate need following Cyclone Nargis.