Aung San Suu Kyi: News

17 Apr 2024


Myanmar leader Suu Kyi moved from jail to house arrest 

Myanmar's former leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the ousted president, U Win Myint, have been moved from prison to house arrest by the country's military regime.

20 Jan 2024


Nearly 600 Myanmar soldiers enter India, Mizoram alerts Centre

As the conflict between Myanmar's military regime and rebel forces escalates, nearly 600 Myanmar Army soldiers have sought refuge in India.

06 Dec 2021


Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi gets 4-year jail term

A special court in Myanmar's capital on Monday sentenced the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years of imprisonment.

18 Feb 2021


Possibility of bloodshed as Myanmar troops reportedly moving to cities

UN independent investigator on Myanmar said on Wednesday that hardened troops are being deployed from a number of border areas in northern Rakhine to some cities, raising the possibility of bloodshed and a tragic loss of life.

16 Feb 2021


Myanmar Police files new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar Police filed a new charge against leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said on Tuesday, which may allow her to be held indefinitely without trial.

09 Feb 2021


US demands full restoration of democratically elected government in Myanmar

The United States has demanded the immediate and full restoration of the democratically elected government in Myanmar and said that America stands with the elected representatives of the Asian nation.

06 Feb 2021


Myanmar junta shuts Twitter and Instagram to curb protests

Military authorities in-charge of Myanmar broadened a ban on social media following this week's coup and ordered communications operators and internet service providers to shut Twitter and Instagram, as residents in the biggest city again banged pots and plastic bottles to show their opposition to the army takeover.

03 Feb 2021


Myanmar people honk horns, bang on pots to protest coup

Scores of people in Myanmar's largest city honked car horns and banged on pots and pans on Tuesday in the first known public resistance to the coup, led a day earlier by the country's military.

Myanmar military promises election in a year

Myanmar's military has announced it will hold a new election at the end of a one-year state of emergency it declared on Monday when it seized control of the country and reportedly detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

01 Feb 2021


Myanmar leader Suu Kyi, others detained; Army takes control

The military took control over Myanmar on Monday, soon after it detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the governing party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).

20 Jan 2020


Facebook translates Xi Jinping's name to 'Mr Shithole'; apologizes later

Facebook is drawing flak for translating the name of China's President Xi Jinping to 'Mr Shithole'.

04 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Myanmar from December 10-14

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Myanmar from December 10 to 14 during which he will hold talks with his counterpart U Win Myint and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, an official statement said today.

13 Nov 2018


Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Amnesty International yesterday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.

#RohingyaCrisis: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army-chief

Myanmar army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of the country, a week after a UN probe suggested that he be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya minority.

13 Sep 2018


Myanmar: Journalists' sentence garners criticism, but Suu Kyi defends decision

Amid widespread international criticism over the arrest of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar, the country's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the court's verdict and said the two were imprisoned as per the law.

12 May 2018


Myanmar:19 dead in fighting between army, rebels in Shan

At least 19 people have been killed in clashes between Myanmar's military and an ethnic armed group today in northern Shan State, the most deadly flare-up in recent years as fighting in the borderlands intensifies.

27 Nov 2017

Pope Francis

Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar

Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar at a time when the country faces widespread allegations of ethnic cleansing.

17 Nov 2017

Crime Against Women

Report: Myanmar military committed mass rapes of Rohingya women

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has accused the Myanmar military of gang-raping several women and girls belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community.

14 Nov 2017

Music Industry

Musician Bob Geldof returns award in protest over Suu Kyi

Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof said he's returning his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest against fellow award holder and Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

01 Oct 2017


Rohingya crisis: Oxford college removes portrait of Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Amid the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the Oxford University college where the country's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi studied has taken down her portrait from public display.

22 Sep 2017


Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi's speech draws international condemnation

Amid rampant violence against Rohingyas in the Rakhine state, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is under increasing international pressure to act.

20 Sep 2017


India should give shelter to Rohingya refugees, says Taslima Nasreen

Popular Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen believes India should participate proactively in the ongoing Rohingya crisis by providing a home to the refugees who're fleeing Myanmar.

19 Sep 2017


Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says Myanmar doesn't fear "international scrutiny"

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said her country doesn't fear "international scrutiny" over how it's handling the Rohingya crisis.

14 Sep 2017


Myanmar's Suu Kyi skipping UN General Assembly amid Rohingya outrage

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing widespread international criticism over the Rohingya crisis, will be missing next week's UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

11 Sep 2017


UN: Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar 'seems like ethnic cleansing'

The UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said Myanmar's security operation against the Rohingya "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing"

08 Sep 2017


Rohingya crisis: India refuses to endorse international declaration against Myanmar

Standing with Myanmar on the Rohingya crisis, India refused to sign the Bali Declaration on meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in Indonesia.

06 Sep 2017


Modi backs Myanmar on Rohingya issue, praises Suu Kyi's leadership

Indian PM Narendra Modi praised Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership in a joint statement during his visit to Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw.

06 Sep 2017


Modi meets Myanmar's president, discuss steps to deepen "historical relationship"

PM Narendra Modi discussed steps to deepen the "historical relationship" between India and Myanmar when he called on President Htin Kyaw during his maiden bilateral visit to the country.

05 Sep 2017


Modi to discuss Rohingyas, infrastructure, trade, security during Myanmar trip

Indian PM Narendra Modi is visiting Myanmar where he will be meeting President Htin Kyaw and leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

26 Aug 2017


Clashes between Rohingyas and security forces kill 89 in Myanmar

At least 77 Rohingya Muslims and 12 members of Myanmar's security forces were killed in the country's restive Rakhine state after a rebel group attacked police posts and an army base.