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Aung San Suu Kyi
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Monday 01 November 2010
The leader of Burma's democratic movement, Aung San Suu Kyi, is due to be released from house arrest here on 13 November, but the governing junta has warned that she could be put on trial again if she continues to remind the public that they have the right to abstain from voting.
Friday 29 October 2010
The anticipated release from house arrest of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi next month will stir a "political reawakening" in the country after half a century of military rule, her close ally Win Tin told The Independent.
Thursday 28 October 2010
Burma's detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, could be released from house arrest next month, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said today.
Monday 25 October 2010
Thursday 14 October 2010
The detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has decided not to vote in the upcoming elections, even though authorities have told her she is on the electoral roll, her lawyer said yesterday.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
The detained pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi will try to sue the country's military rulers for dissolving her political party after it decided to boycott next month's election, her lawyer said.
Friday 01 October 2010
Could detained Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi be released after polls scheduled to take place next month?
Saturday 25 September 2010
The detained pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will be allowed to vote in November's elections although her name was not on an initial voter list, an official said yesterday.
Friday 27 August 2010
The publishing world is somewhat bewildered by a set of paparazzi shots that's doing the rounds. At first glance, the photos seem relatively standard: a world-famous film star performing a scene for his/her new movie. Unfortunately, these particular pictures, from the London set of One Day, a Hollywood adaptation of David Nicholls' novel, contain a glaring plot spoiler – which I shan't reveal here, film fans. On Monday, the pictures appeared on gossip website Gawker; then they were in yesterday's Daily Telegraph. Publishers Hodder are justifiably perplexed. Nicholls, appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival yesterday, preferred not to comment. Luckily, plenty of people already know what happens in One Day: the rom-dram has sold 300,000 paperbacks in the UK, and is currently fifth on The New York Times bestseller list. Rather than ruin any endings here, I've picked a nice photo of one of the film's stars, Anne Hathaway (who may or may not appear in the aforementioned paparazzi shots) looking gorgeous at some premiere instead.
Saturday 14 August 2010
Burma's ruling junta set Sunday 7 November as the date for the country's first election in two decades yesterday, but made no concessions to critics who say the rules favour the army and its allies and bar the democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from taking part.
Saturday 14 August 2010
The western media tend to have a Pavlovian response to the word "election", and now that Burma has announced that its first general election for 20 years will be held on 7 November, journalists masquerading as tourists will doubtless soon be hacking through the country's highways and byways, asking about voter preferences, profiling party leaders and ruminating on the outcome.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Monday 12 July 2010
Saturday 03 July 2010
The party of the detained Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in dispute with a breakaway faction over the use of a bamboo hat symbol in an election due this year.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Political parties seeking to contest elections due to be held in Burma later this year have been told they will not be able to march, chant or say anything during rallies that is judged to have the potential to damage the country’s image.
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