Aung San Suu Kyi

11:12am

Wed June 5, 2013
Parallels

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Walks Fine Line In Her New Role

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 4:19 pm

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been under fire for working with the government on a number of issues. Here, she meets in March with protesters who oppose a copper mine backed by Chinese investors. She supports the mining project.
Khin Maung Win AP

To her many admirers in the international community, Aung San Suu Kyi remains one of the world's best known democracy icons.

But in Myanmar, also known as Burma, she is now very much a politician who is being criticized for trying to cooperate with the former military rulers who kept her under house arrest for nearly two decades.

If you want to see the old, iconic Aung San Suu Kyi, just head to the bustling headquarters of her party, the National League for Democracy, or NLD, in Yangon, the country's largest city and former capital.

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3:43am

Sat March 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Now A Politician, Aung San Suu Kyi Is The Object Of Protesters

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 11:51 am

Aung San Suu Kyi (right) faced protesters when she traveled to a village in northern Myanmar on Thursday to discuss a Chinese-backed copper mine project. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate and a member of Parliament, urged protesters to support the project, which was the scene of a violent crackdown last year. She said opposing the project would risk hurting the country's economy.
Soe Than Win AFP/Getty Images

Last year, Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was greeted by adoring crowds during triumphant tours of Asia, the U.S. and Europe. She eclipsed President Thein Sein, who remained in Burma, as the country is also known, and managed a series of domestic crises.

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5:33am

Mon February 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Myanmar Celebrates As Censorship Recedes; And Oh Those Seussian Hats

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 10:56 am

A sea of Seuss hats at an event at the Library of Congress in 2010.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

10:05am

Thu September 27, 2012
The Two-Way

At U.N. Myanmar Leader Praises Suu Kyi, Highlights Changes

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 12:58 pm

Myanmar President Thein Sein addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting on Sept. 27
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

Myanmar President Thein Sein made his debut at the U.N. General Assembly today, using his speech (posted here) to enumerate the democratic reforms implemented so far during his 18 months in office.

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3:36am

Sun September 23, 2012
Around the Nation

For Myanmar Activist, A Welcome 40 Years In Waiting

Originally published on Sun September 23, 2012 10:43 am

Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi is presented with a U.S. Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony at the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has made a remarkable transition from a detained human rights dissident to a member of Myanmar's parliament.

In her first trip to the U.S. in 40 years, Suu Kyi talked a lot about how she's learning to compromise with the former military men who kept her under house arrest for years.

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