Tokyo, April 13 : Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan Saturday for a week-long visit, her first trip to the country in 27 years since she visited Japan in 1985 as a visiting scholar, media reported.
During her visit, Suu Kyi is expected to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and other government officials for further Japanese investment in Myanmar, reported Xinhua.
London, Jan 28 : Burmese pro-democracy crusader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she is still `fond' of her country's army, even though it kept her under house arrest for 15 years.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, she told presenter Kirsty Young that her Buddhist faith had helped her defy Burma's dictatorship, and later face them when taking a seat in parliament.
During the programme, which was recorded at her home in December, the Nobel Peace Prize winner admitted that `she genuinely was fond of the army'.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has visited India after 25 years, has said that she and Jawaharlal Nehru had many things in common.
Suu Kyi, who is on a five-day visit to India, said that many of the challenges faced by Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru during their struggle for India's independence had also been facing by her over the course of her struggle.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the pro democracy leader of Burma who was freed from house arrest last week after a tenure of 15 years gas said that she will go for peaceful revolution.
While talking to BBC from her headquarters she confidently said that democracy will be restored in the country someday. But, she is not aware as to how much long the whole process will take. She also added that her freedom has given her an opportunity to speak and discuss with the ruling generals.
According to the official reports, the National League for Democracy, the major opposition party in Myanmar, dissolved itself Friday in an apparent protest against upcoming elections.
The New York Times has reported that the party, whose best-known member is its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, refused to register to run candidates. It has criticized the elections as a sham.
Yangon, Dec 20 - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's legal team Monday asked the Supreme Court to accept her appeal against an 18-month sentence of house detention that would make it impossible for the democracy icon to participate in next year's planned election.
"My client Daw (Madame) Aung San Suu Kyi is not guilty," Nyan Win, one of Suu Kyi's attorneys, said before he entered the court.
Yangoon, Dec. 4 : The Burmese Supreme Court has decided to hear detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal against the 18-month extension of her house arrest.
The Nobel peace prize laureate was found guilty of violating the terms of her house arrest after she allowed an American citizen to stay when he swam across a lake to her villa.
Singapore, Nov. 16 : US President Barack Obama has demanded the release of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
In an unprecedented encounter with Burmese Prime Minister Lt. Gen Thein Sein here on Sunday, Obama also pushed for the release of other political prisoners held by the Burmese regime.
According to The Times, the message was delivered across the table to Sein during a meeting with the leaders of the ten countries that make up the Association of South East Asian Nations
Tokyo - US President Barack Obama Saturday called for Myanmar to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying it was a precondition for any softening of sanctions against the country's military junta.
Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed an appeal Friday with the country's highest court against her 18-month house arrest sentence.
Her detention in her Yangon family home was extended by a special Insein prison court in August after she was found guilty of breaking the terms of her house arrest by briefly sheltering an uninvited American eccentric, John William Yettaw.
Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is due to issue an "important and positive" statement next week, her lawyer Nyan Win said Wednesday.
Suu Kyi, who is still under house detention in her Yangon home, is expected to deliver the statement in the name of the National League for Democracy (NLD) opposition party on November 17, Nyan Win said, without divulging details on the contents of the pending message.
Yangon - US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell - the highest ranking American official to visit military-ruled Myanmar in 14 years - met Wednesday with Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Campbell, accompanied by US Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, met with Thein Sein in the capital Naypyitaw Wednesday morning before flying to Yangon where he was allowed a rare interview with Nobel laureate Suu Kyi.
London, Nov 3 : Two senior Barack Obama Administration officials have arrived in Burma to hold talks with the military junta and detained democratic leader icon Aung San Suu Kyi.
This is the highest-level visit by any American officials to the country in 14 years.
Suu Kyi is being held under house arrest in the commercial hub Yangon after her detention was extended by another 18 months, The Telegraph reports.
Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday agreed to allow defence lawyers to appeal to the Supreme Court against her recent sentence to 18 months under house detention.
"We will appeal the case up to the Supreme Court level and are preparing the appeal now," said Nyan Win, one of four attorneys in Suu Kyi's defence team.
Nyan Win met with Suu Kyi Friday afternoon at her house-cum-prison in Yangon, where she had spent 14 of the past 20 years under detention.
London, Oct. 9 : Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Western diplomats to discuss sanctions imposed against the military-ruled country, junta officials have said.
The Nobel Prize winner, who remains under house arrest, was driven to a government guesthouse to meet with diplomats from the United States, Great Britain and Australia, reports The Telegraph.
Yangon - Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday held a rare meeting with foreign diplomats, presumably to discuss Western sanctions imposed on the pariah state, sources said.
Suu Kyi was escorted from her home-cum-prison Friday morning to the state-owned Seinle Kantha Guesthouse where she met with US Deputy Head of Mission Thomas Vajta, British Ambassador Andrew Heyn, who represented the European Union, and Australian Deputy Head of Mission Simon Christopher Starr, government sources said.
Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Wednesday with a representative of the ruling junta to discuss her proposals to get sanctions dropped against the regime that has kept her under house arrest for 14 years, sources said.
Relations Minister Aung Kyi met the Nobel laureate at the Seinle Kantha Guesthouse for about 25 minutes Wednesday afternoon, government sources confirmed. The two also met on Saturday.
Yangon, Oct. 2 : A court in military-ruled Burma has thrown out opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi''s appeal against her house arrest sentence.
According to the Daily Express, Suu Kyi had appealed against her conviction in August for breaking terms of her last period of house arrest.
But government sources said the Rangoon division court had ruled against the appeal.
Yangon - A Myanmar court on Friday rejected an appeal lodged by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi against an 18-month detention sentence, government sources said.
Suu Kyi's lawyers had opened the appeal case at the Yangon Divisional Court in a bid to overturn a court verdict in August that found Suu Kyi guilty and placed her under house detention for another 18 months.
Nyan Win, one of Suu Kyi's lawyers, has promised to appeal the case up to the Supreme Court level.
Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has requested permission from the ruling junta to talk about lifting economic sanctions with the Australian, US and European embassies, opposition sources said Monday.
Suu Kyi, who is currently under house detention, made the request in a letter sent to junta chief Senior General Than Shwe, the National League for Democracy (NLD) opposition party revealed.
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