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Suu Kyi in Germany hopes Myanmar can overcome strife

Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said on a trip to Germany Thursday that she hoped her country could also overcome its internal divisions amid deadly Buddhist-Muslim strife. Suu Kyi, 68, said ahead of her first face-to-face talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Myanmar sought the support of "all countries that believe in democracy" as it makes it transition from iron-fisted military rule.

Roundup: Aung San Suu Kyi seduces Australia with presidential ambitions

Roundup: Aung San Suu Kyi seduces Australia with presidential ambitions by Christian Edwards SYDNEY, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- On a whirlwind PR tour of Australia, Myanmar's "iconic" leader Aung San Suu Kyi this week, has for the first time, signaled her desire for foreign - in this case Australian - support for her presidential run, most likely in 2015. During an address at the think-tank Lowy Institute in Sydney, Suu Kyi sought to rally an audience of leading intellectuals and officials around the notion of a Suu Kyi presidency in 2015.

Aung San Suu Kyi receives Sakharov Prize for 1990

Strasbourg, France, Oct 22 (EFE).- A visibly moved Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday received from the hands of European Parliament speaker Martin Schulz the body's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Conscience, awarded to the Nobel peace laureate and Myanmar opposition leader 23 years ago. Lawmakers gave a standing ovation to Suu Kyi, 69, who had been unable to collect the prize in 1990 because she was under house arrest. "We have made progress since 1990, but we have not made sufficient progress," Suu Kyi, who was freed in 2010, told the European Parliament.

Suu Kyi finally gets EU Sakharov rights prize

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday finally received the EU's Sakharov rights prize she won in 1990 at the height of a brutal military crackdown, but said her work was not yet done. Members of the European Parliament gave Nobel peace laureate Suu Kyi a standing ovation as she accepted the award from the parliament's president Martin Schulz. "You demonstrate that people who fight for democracy will triumph in the end," Schulz said. "I congratulate you.... You are a great symbol of freedom and democracy."

Suu Kyi fears Myanmar unrest could deter investors

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi warned Saturday that communal violence and weak "rule of law" could scare off investors despite the country's rapid pace of political and economic reform. The democracy icon told a business conference in Singapore that a stalemate in resolving protracted insurgencies, inter-ethnic conflicts and lack of robust laws posed the biggest challenges to development in the former pariah state.

Myanmar unrest tests iconic status of Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi's refusal to condemn attacks on Muslims in Myanmar has dimmed the Nobel laureate's lustre among global rights campaigners, but observers say her reticence will do her no harm with voters. Nearly a month after religious riots killed 43 people in central Myanmar, the former political prisoner turned lawmaker finally voiced sympathy for Muslims targeted by violence that saw mosques and homes razed.

Suu Kyi arrives in Japan after 27 years

Myanmar's democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan on Saturday, her first visit to the country where she spent time as a university researcher nearly three decades ago. A group of well-wishers including Burmese gathered at Tokyo's Narita airport to greet the Suu Kyi, now her country's opposition leader, but were denied the chance to meet her as she left through a backdoor. "I respect her like my mother," one of Burmese women said in an interview with public broadcaster NHK. "I want to tell her that I support her strongly."

Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges party unity amid squabbles

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called for her once-banned party to unify amid concerns that internal squabbles could undermine its push for power at historic polls in 2015. Speaking at the first ever congress of her popular but politically callow National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Suu Kyi urged a revival of the "spirit of fraternity" which saw it build a huge base during iron-fisted junta rule.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges party unity amid squabbles

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called for her once-banned party to unify amid concerns that internal squabbles could undermine its push for power at historic polls in 2015. Speaking at the first ever congress of her popular but politically callow National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Suu Kyi urged a revival of the "spirit of fraternity" which saw it build a huge base during iron-fisted junta rule.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges party unity amid squabbles

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called for her once-banned party to unify amid concerns that internal squabbles could undermine its push for power at historic polls in 2015. Speaking at the first ever congress of her popular but politically callow National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Suu Kyi urged a revival of the "spirit of fraternity" which saw it build a huge base during iron-fisted junta rule.
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