PM dismisses warnings of false dawn with call to 'suspend' sanctions, at house where heroine was held for 15 years
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Monday 14 February 2011
British aid to Burma – the poorest country in South-east Asia – is to be sharply increased in an effort to help the country's most beleaguered and to support the struggle for democracy.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
The party of the Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi believes Western sanctions should remain in place despite her release, because prohibitions hit the military regime rather than the ordinary population.
Saturday 05 February 2011
Burma's new parliament has named a key junta figure as its President, ensuring that the country's first "civilian" government in decades will be dominated by the army that has brutally suppressed dissent.
Monday 31 January 2011
Beneath the tiered roofs of Burma's ornate new parliament building in its remote capital, Naypyidaw, lawmakers will gather today for their first taste of "disciplined democracy" as prescribed by the country's military rulers.
Saturday 29 January 2011
Burma's highest court has rejected an appeal by the democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to overturn a ruling dissolving her political party, which was ordered to disband during her long spell under house arrest.
Saturday 22 January 2011
Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is ready to go online to broaden her domestic and international contacts after years of detention when the military regime allowed her virtually no contact with the outside world, her security chief said today. She may even be tweeting soon.
Friday 14 January 2011
Sunday 02 January 2011
This collection of Aung San Suu Kyi's writings, edited by her late husband Michael Aris, begins with an essay on her father, a soldier and politician who fought for Burmese independence, first against the British, then against the Japanese, then against the British again; he was assassinated by a rival politician in 1947, just before Burmese independence was formally achieved. His death was a tragedy for his country, but his ideals live on in his daughter, now happily released from her long house arrest.
Sunday 02 January 2011
Friday 24 December 2010
Tuesday 14 December 2010
There have been many adjustments for Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to make since she was released from house arrest.
Friday 10 December 2010
Witnesses in Burma have seen missile and nuclear sites being built in remote locations with support from North Korea, according to the latest US cables released by WikiLeaks.
Monday 06 December 2010
Manchester United were briefly a target for a takeover by the leader of Burma's military junta, according to a secret document leaked by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.
Friday 26 November 2010
Authorities in military-ruled Burma gave a last-minute reprieve last night to HIV patients living in a shelter run by supporters of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, after earlier saying it had to be shut down.
Wednesday 24 November 2010
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