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.
Thu, 12 Nov, 2015
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
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.
Wed, 17 Nov, 2010
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.
Sat, 13 Nov, 2010
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.
Tue, 23 Mar, 2010
Hundreds of delegates from across Burma gathered today to draw up a new constitution which the ruling junta says will – at some unspecified point in the far future – pave the way for the first democratically elected government in more than four decades.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2005