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Suu Kyi yet to choose proxy leader as Myanmar decides to announce presidential nominees on 17 March

Feb 08, 2016

Suu Kyi yet to choose proxy leader as Myanmar decides to announce presidential nominees on 17 March

Myanmar will have to wait till mid-March to know who might be its President as speculation swirls over who will serve as proxy for Aung San Suu Kyi. #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #military #Junta #Thein Sein #NLD #National League for Democracy #Min Aung Hlaing #Win Khaing Than
Could Aung San Suu Kyi become Myanmar president? Pro-govt TV reports think so

Feb 08, 2016

Could Aung San Suu Kyi become Myanmar president? Pro-govt TV reports think so

Two pro-government television channels say that "positive results" could come out of negotiations between Myanmar's military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on a constitutional clause preventing her from becoming the president. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Suu Kyi #National League for Democracy party
Myanmar begins historic parliament session dominated by Suu Kyi's party

Feb 01, 2016

Myanmar begins historic parliament session dominated by Suu Kyi's party

Hundreds of newly elected legislators, a majority of them from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, have begun a parliament session that will instal their government and elect a new president #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #National League for Democracy #Union Solidarity and Development Party #U Thein Sein #Naypyitaw #Win Khaing Than #Aye Thar Aung
Myanmar President Thein Sein moves legislature to get more powers for military under NLD govt

Jan 26, 2016

Myanmar President Thein Sein moves legislature to get more powers for military under NLD govt

Myanmar's outgoing army-backed president asked parliament Tuesday to extend the powers of the military-controlled home affairs ministry by giving it control over immigration, officials said. #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Junta #Suu Kyi #NLD #National League for Democracy party #Zaw Htay #President Thein Sein #Min Aung Hlaing
Aung San Suu Kyi's surprise attendance seen as boost for Myanmar peace talks

Jan 13, 2016

Aung San Suu Kyi's surprise attendance seen as boost for Myanmar peace talks

Aung San Suu Kyi's last-minute decision to join Myanmar peace talks she had previously criticised took some attendees by surprise, and could boost the chances of progress with rebel groups who have so far resisted joining the process. #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Naypyitaw #Myanmar peace talks
Start of a new era: Aung San Suu Kyi's party members to join Myanmar parliament on 1 February

Jan 06, 2016

Start of a new era: Aung San Suu Kyi's party members to join Myanmar parliament on 1 February

Members of Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious pro-democracy party will take their seats in parliament on 1 February, Myanmar's speaker said Wednesday, beginning a new era for a nation under army rule for decades. #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #National League for Democracy #Union Solidarity and Development Party #Shwe Mann #President Thein Sein #Myanmar parliament
Woman in Myanmar jailed after Facebook post on country's military

Dec 29, 2015

Woman in Myanmar jailed after Facebook post on country's military

A woman in Myanmar has been jailed for six months after she was charged with making fun of the country's military in a Facebook post, a media report said. #social media #facebook #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Chaw Sandi Tun #longyi
Dozens of workers buried alive as landslide collapses Myanmar jade mine

Dec 26, 2015

Dozens of workers buried alive as landslide collapses Myanmar jade mine

Rescuers were searching through mud and rubble Saturday after a new landslide buried workers — possibly dozens — in a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such incident in just over a month. #China #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #National League for Democracy #Landslide #Jade #Hpakant