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Senior Myanmar official dies in attack on rebels, says Arakan Army; he was kidnapped for protesting genocide accusations against country
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Senior Myanmar official dies in attack on rebels, says Arakan Army; he was kidnapped for protesting genocide accusations against country

Rebels in Myanmar’s Rakhine region said a captured official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party has died, two weeks after being taken for organising protests against genocide accusations faced by Myanmar at the World Court

Myanmar bypolls: Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy wins 7 of 13 seats
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Myanmar bypolls: Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy wins 7 of 13 seats

Myanmar's ruling party led by Aung San Suu Kyi won just over half the seats in by-elections to fill 13 of the 1,171 seats in national, regional and state parliaments, according to complete preliminary results.

Reuters scribes jailed: 'Advocate of freedom of expression is also necessarily a practitioner', world awaits Aung San Suu Kyi's response
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Reuters scribes jailed: 'Advocate of freedom of expression is also necessarily a practitioner', world awaits Aung San Suu Kyi's response

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi spent the duration between 1989 and 2010 in some form of detention as a result of her work to bring democracy in the then-military ruled Myanmar.

Htin Kyaw, Myanmar's first civilian president in 50 years, steps down; successor to be appointed within 7 days
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Htin Kyaw, Myanmar's first civilian president in 50 years, steps down; successor to be appointed within 7 days

Myanmar's president and Aung San Suu Kyi's right-hand man, Htin Kyaw, stepped down on Wednesday after two years in the position, his office said.

Myanmar govt official sentenced to six months in jail for criticising army chief on Facebook
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Myanmar govt official sentenced to six months in jail for criticising army chief on Facebook

An official working for Aung San Suu Kyi's government was sentenced to six months in jail by a Yangon court on Friday for criticising Myanmar's army chief in a Facebook post

Suu Kyi talks federalism: Promises greater autonomy to Myanmar's minorities
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Suu Kyi talks federalism: Promises greater autonomy to Myanmar's minorities

Aung San Suu Kyi vowed to press for greater autonomy for the Myanmar's ethnic minorities, to soothe the rebellions roiling the country.

Suu Kyi is Myanmar's state adviser: President Htin Kyaw signs bill despite military opposition
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Suu Kyi is Myanmar's state adviser: President Htin Kyaw signs bill despite military opposition

The bill outlining her advisory role enables Suu Kyi to wield influence over parliament and the cabinet in a position officially called "state counsellor".

Unconstitutional: Myanmar Army MPs slam plan to create 'state counsellor' post for Suu Kyi
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Unconstitutional: Myanmar Army MPs slam plan to create 'state counsellor' post for Suu Kyi

Myanmar military MPs today said a plan to bolster Aung San Suu Kyi's power with a special advisory role was unconstitutional

From legislative issues to citizenship for Rohingyas, Suu Kyi has an uphill task in reforming Myanmar
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From legislative issues to citizenship for Rohingyas, Suu Kyi has an uphill task in reforming Myanmar

Hundreds of laws remain on the book that do not comply with Myanmar’s human rights obligations, said Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

Htin Kyaw-Suu Kyi story similar to Manmohan-Sonia: All you need to know about new Myanmar president
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Htin Kyaw-Suu Kyi story similar to Manmohan-Sonia: All you need to know about new Myanmar president

Myanmar's newly-elected president Htin Kyaw may be little known outside his homeland but for Aung San Suu Kyi, who plucked her school friend and longtime aide, from the political sidelines to be her proxy but it is Htin Kyaw's loyalty that is paramount.

Htin Kyaw becomes Myanmar's first civilian president, but Suu Kyi will call the shots
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Htin Kyaw becomes Myanmar's first civilian president, but Suu Kyi will call the shots

It was Aung San Suu Kyi who fought relentlessly for over two decades to bring Myanmar back to the democratic path. Thousands of NLD supporters were jailed by the military, many more fled the country.

PM Modi congratulates newly-elected Myanmar president, U Htin Kyaw
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PM Modi congratulates newly-elected Myanmar president, U Htin Kyaw

U Htin Kyaw will be the first civilian to lead Myanmar after over 50 years of military rule.

Myanmar to become a democracy on Thursday; Suu Kyi won't be its President
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Myanmar to become a democracy on Thursday; Suu Kyi won't be its President

Despite leading her party to a smashing election victory last year, Aung San Suu Kyi seems certain not to become her country's leader

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

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

'National reconciliation': Myanmar's army chief, president agree to hold talks with Suu Kyi
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'National reconciliation': Myanmar's army chief, president agree to hold talks with Suu Kyi

Myanmar's top leaders will hold talks with Opposition chief Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday, the first since her party's landmark election success, officials said Monday.

Aung Suu Kyi dethrones junta: NLD wins historic Myanmar elections
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Aung Suu Kyi dethrones junta: NLD wins historic Myanmar elections

Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition on Friday won a parliamentary majority from weekend polls that will allow it to elect a president and form a government in a historic shift in power from the army.

Myanmar elections: UN chief Ban Ki-moon congratulates Suu Kyi, warns of hard work ahead
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Myanmar elections: UN chief Ban Ki-moon congratulates Suu Kyi, warns of hard work ahead

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday on her party's election performance, but warned that "much hard work" lay ahead to build a democracy.

Myanmar polls: Aung San Suu Kyi's party keeps date with history, records historic win
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Myanmar polls: Aung San Suu Kyi's party keeps date with history, records historic win

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party was on the verge of a formal victory on Thursday, as incoming results from Myanmar's historic polls pointed to a landslide win for the pro-democracy crusader.

Myanmar elections: President Thein Sein pledges he will 'transfer power peacefully' to Suu Kyi's party
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Myanmar elections: President Thein Sein pledges he will 'transfer power peacefully' to Suu Kyi's party

Myanmar's president has joined the army chief in congratulating Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition after it swept national elections, and promised a smooth transition of power.