Aung San Suu http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29026/all en Suu Kyi urges 'more human' democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/suu-kyi-urges-more-human-democracy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi called Friday for democracy with a "more human" face, arguing that technological development and economic wealth were no guarantee of a free and harmonious society.</p> <p>Speaking to students after receiving an honorary doctorate from Seoul National University, the 1991 Nobel peace laureate said it was up to the younger generation to ensure that development brought peace not strife.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/suu-kyi-urges-more-human-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people Entertainment Human Interest Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:45:03 +0000 5742664 at http://www.globalpost.com Suu Kyi enchanted by Harry Potter books http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/suu-kyi-enchanted-harry-potter-books <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi revealed her love of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books as she waxed lyrical about her favourite reads at Myanmar's first international literary festival on Saturday.</p> <p>The Nobel laureate, who spent years under house arrest under Myanmar's former junta, joked that her "courage" in the face of state repression paled in comparison to the heroes of the best-selling fantasy series.</p> <p>"I have to admit to you I read all the Harry Potter books," she said to chuckles from an audience at the Irrawaddy Literary Festival in the former Yangon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/suu-kyi-enchanted-harry-potter-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu British people Burmese people English people Entertainment AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 14:46:30 +0000 5743930 at http://www.globalpost.com Tutu to meet Suu Kyi in Myanmar visit: party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/tutu-meet-suu-kyi-myanmar-visit-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Archbishop Desmond Tutu was to meet fellow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, her party said, during a visit to Myanmar that also includes talks with dissidents imprisoned by the former junta.</p> <p>Nobel peace prize winner Tutu arrived in the country on Monday, according to a source from Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), in the latest high profile visit to the country as it emerges from decades of military rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/tutu-meet-suu-kyi-myanmar-visit-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Aung San Suu Burma Burmese people Religion AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 07:46:38 +0000 5766668 at http://www.globalpost.com Tutu meets fellow laureate Suu Kyi on Myanmar visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/tutu-meets-fellow-laureate-suu-kyi-myanmar-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Archbishop Desmond Tutu met fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday during a visit to Myanmar that also included talks with dissidents imprisoned by the former junta.</p> <p>The Nobel laureates met behind closed doors at Suu Kyi's lakeside mansion in Yangon where the Myanmar activist was locked up for years during her more than two-decade struggle for democracy, according to an AFP reporter at the scene.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/tutu-meets-fellow-laureate-suu-kyi-myanmar-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Burma Burmese people Desmond Tutu Religion The Elders AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:15:50 +0000 5766759 at http://www.globalpost.com Tutu hopes for "free" Myanmar in Suu Kyi meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/tutu-hopes-free-myanmar-suu-kyi-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Tuesday he hoped to see a "truly free" Myanmar as he met fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to the former junta-ruled nation.</p> <p>The anti-apartheid campaigner said he was "thrilled" to meet Suu Kyi for private talks at the lakeside mansion in Yangon where the Myanmar activist was locked up for years during her more than two-decade struggle for democracy.</p> <p>"It is wonderful to be here and to see her. We are looking forward to seeing your country truly free," he told reporters gathered at the residence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/tutu-hopes-free-myanmar-suu-kyi-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Burma Burmese people Desmond Tutu Politics Religion The Elders AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:17:07 +0000 5766828 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for party unity amid squabbles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/urgent-myanmars-suu-kyi-calls-party-unity-amid-squabbles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called for her once-banned party to unify as it prepares for landmark 2015 polls, conceding there had been "some fighting" over party positions.</p> <p>Speaking at the first congress of her National League for Democracy party, she said "the spirit of fraternity is very important", adding "there was some fighting" internally, which analysts say could undermine its push for power.</p> <p>klm/apj/dla/mtp</p> Aung San Suu Burma Burmese democracy movement Burmese people AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:45:28 +0000 5777836 at http://www.globalpost.com Suu Kyi's party closes testy congress in Myanmar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/suu-kyis-party-closes-testy-congress-myanmar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition wraps up its historic first congress Sunday, finalising its leadership line-up as it faces infighting that has overshadowed the launch of its bid to rule Myanmar after 2015 polls.</p> <p>Hundreds of National League for Democracy (NLD) members have gathered in Yangon for the conference in a display of political strength that would have been unthinkable under the former junta.</p> <p>But the meeting also revealed the challenges facing the party in the run up to elections widely predicted to see them take power.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/suu-kyis-party-closes-testy-congress-myanmar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Burma Burmese democracy movement Burmese people Technology AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 21:47:16 +0000 5778422 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Myanmar opposition reappoints Suu Kyi as leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/urgent-myanmar-opposition-reappoints-suu-kyi-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar's long-banned opposition on Sunday reappointed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader at a landmark maiden congress, as it eyes victory in elections due in 2015.</p> <p>The former political prisoner, who entered parliament last year, was unanimously selected as chairwoman by her National League for Democracy's 120-member Central Committee, a party source told AFP.</p> <p>hla/dr/mtp</p> Aung San Suu Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:30:49 +0000 5778592 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar opposition reappoints Suu Kyi as leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/myanmar-opposition-reappoints-suu-kyi-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar's long-silenced opposition on Sunday reappointed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader at a landmark maiden congress, as it eyes victory in elections due in 2015.</p> <p>The former political prisoner, who entered parliament last year, was unanimously selected as chairwoman by her National League for Democracy's 120-member Central Committee, a party source told AFP.</p> <p>Hundreds of NLD members have gathered in Yangon for the conference in a display of political strength that would have been unthinkable under the junta.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/myanmar-opposition-reappoints-suu-kyi-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Burma Burmese democracy movement Burmese people AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:30:53 +0000 5778594 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces flak for backing copper mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/myanmars-suu-kyi-faces-flak-backing-copper-mine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was met with rare hostility Thursday by villagers near a controversial Chinese-backed mine that was the scene of a violent crackdown last year.</p> <p>The Nobel laureate, who is normally venerated around the country, was heckled by villagers enraged by her recommendation that the copper mine continues to operate, despite concerns over its environmental impact and land grabbing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/myanmars-suu-kyi-faces-flak-backing-copper-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aung San Suu Aung San Suu Kyi Burma Burmese people AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:31:58 +0000 5783289 at http://www.globalpost.com Myanmar unrest tests iconic status of Suu Kyi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/myanmar-unrest-tests-iconic-status-suu-kyi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130421/myanmar-unrest-tests-iconic-status-suu-kyi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Aung San Suu Burma Burmese people Social Issues Suu Kyi Technology War AFP Sun, 21 Apr 2013 05:00:17 +0000 5821382 at http://www.globalpost.com Suu Kyi criticizes N. Korea for failing to promote democratic values http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130430/suu-kyi-criticizes-n-korea-failing-promote-democratic- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Nobel peace laureate and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday criticized North Korea for failing to promote democracy and democratic institutions.</p> <p> "I am somebody who believes in democratic values and democratic institutions, and somebody who does not believe in violence, but my views are probably not exactly shared by the leaders of North Korea," Suu Kyi said at a press conference in Ulan Bator when asked about her opinion on North Korea.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130430/suu-kyi-criticizes-n-korea-failing-promote-democratic-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Aung San Suu Burma Burmese people Kyodo News International Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:52:23 +0000 5828817 at http://www.globalpost.com Suu Kyi fears Myanmar unrest could deter investors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/suu-kyi-fears-myanmar-unrest-could-deter-investors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/suu-kyi-fears-myanmar-unrest-could-deter-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Aung San Suu Burma Burmese people Social Issues Suu Kyi Technology AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 10:05:51 +0000 5940564 at http://www.globalpost.com Suu Kyi's NLD marks Silver Jubilee with charter plea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/suu-kyis-nld-marks-silver-jubilee-charter-plea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Aung San Suu Kyi marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party Friday with a fresh appeal to overhaul the country's military-drafted constitution.</p> <p>"If the constitution is not amended, we cannot say that the country is going on the democracy track... the 2015 general elections will not be fair," Suu Kyi said.</p> <p>The charter -- approved in a referendum in 2008 as Myanmar reeled from a devastating cyclone -- is a major obstacle to Suu Kyi's ambition to run for president in the 2015 elections.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/suu-kyis-nld-marks-silver-jubilee-charter-plea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Aung San Suu Burma Burmese people AFP Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:50:57 +0000 5946331 at http://www.globalpost.com Suu Kyi urges world to pressure Myanmar leaders on reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131021/suu-kyi-urges-world-pressure-myanmar-leaders-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday urged European Union and world leaders to pile pressure on her country's government to complete its reform process.</p> <p>The Nobel peace laureate told a small group of journalists that the country's democratic future as well as an end to its continuing ethnic conflict depended on quick and sweeping amendments to the constitution.</p> <p>"Reform has gone as far as it can without changes to the constitution," she said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131021/suu-kyi-urges-world-pressure-myanmar-leaders-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Aung San Suu Burma Burmese people AFP Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:34:03 +0000 5966476 at http://www.globalpost.com