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Misplaced devotion: Michelle Yeoh in Luc Besson’s ponderous ‘The Lady’

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Luc Besson may once have been an acclaimed auteur, but in recent years he’s spent his time writing and producing half-witted celebrations of racist violence. So if you were looking for someone to direct a film about a Nobel Peace Prize-winning democracy campaigner, Besson would probably be just below Michael Winner on the list.

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Misplaced devotion: Michelle Yeoh in Luc Besson’s ponderous ‘The Lady’

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Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the Burmese democracy movement

Aung San Suu Kyi's party to run in elections

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi formally registered her party today for any upcoming elections, returning the once-captive Nobel laureate to the political arena.

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi party gets OK to register in Myanmar

Myanmar's government has approved opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party to register for a coming by-election, state media said Tuesday, formally returning the pro-democracy group to the political arena.

A vendor (R) sells posters of Myanmar's independence hero General Aung San and his daughter democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi's party approved for election

Burma's government has approved opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party to register for a coming by-election, formally bringing the pro-democracy group back into the country's political arena, state-run media said.

The new Uppatasanti Pagoda, in Naypyidaw, is one of the sights the junta will let visitors see

Leading article: Burma must prove it wants to reform

What difference has Hillary Clinton's visit to Burma this week made to that benighted country?

Hillary Clinton and Aung San Suu Kyi agree agenda

Two of the world's most recognised women leaders pledged to work together to bring democracy to Burma.

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Clinton dines with Suu Kyi in historic Burma visit

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, met Burma's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, yesterday during a historic visit to the long-shunned South-east Asian nation.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister Myo Myint

Burma: Clinton ends 50 years of isolation

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, greeted Deputy Foreign Minister Myo Myint after arriving in Burma yesterday for a historic visit that acknowledges the country's cautious reforms and underlines its expanding role in the struggle for influence in the region.

Burmese junta relaxes access to foreign websites

The authorities in Burma have for the first time allowed access to a series of previously banned news sites, among them several operated by exiled journalists.

Suu Kyi gets the Shepard Fairey treatment

The American street artist Shepard Fairey, whose Hope poster of Barack Obama proved one of the most enduring images of the 2008 US presidential election, has completed a similarly styled poster to mark the launch of a film about Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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