A man charged with throwing a petrol bomb into the compound of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi earlier this year has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. Win Naing, 48, was found guilty by a court in Yangon’s Bahan Township.
Anti-war protesters on Wednesday urged government leader Aung San Suu Kyi to take action against police who this month broke up a peace rally and arrested them, and raised new concern about freedom of speech.
Burma’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on Sunday for her people to remain united, saying the Southeast Asian country faces “challenges” at home and abroad, as she marked two years since her party swept to power in a historic vote.
Win Myint, the long-serving member of Burma’s ruling party who is expected to become the country’s next president within days, is described by colleagues as a skilled political operator with a crucial quality — loyalty to de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks on her country’s minority Rohingya Muslims, the museum said on Wednesday.
The Yangon Police Force has announced that the suspected perpetrator of an attack in which a petrol bomb was hurled at State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence in Yangon will be prosecuted regardless of his medical condition.
A petrol bomb was hurled at the Yangon residence of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday morning. No one was injured at the compound and Burma’s de facto leader was away in Naypyidaw at the time.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, heavily criticised abroad for failing to stand up for largely stateless Rohingya Muslims, that she shouldn’t bother about rights activists as they are “just a noisy bunch.”
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will soon visit Beijing, state media said on Monday, as Burma appears to draw closer to its northern neighbour China amid global criticism over an exodus of Rohingya refugees.
Members of the US Congress said on Tuesday operations carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Burma had “all the hallmarks” of ethnic cleansing, while the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed doubts about allegations of rights abuses.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Vietnam, where she will brush shoulders with a host of regional leaders and will likely have her first in-person encounter with US President Donald Trump at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the town of Da Nang.
Blessed by calmer seas, several hundred more Rohingya Muslims on Thursday joined a multitude of refugees in Bangladesh, as calls grew for upcoming regional summits to exert more pressure on Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to stem the crisis.
Burma’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited areas hit by conflict in the western state of Rakhine on Thursday for the first time since attacks by militants from the Rohingya Muslim minority two months ago sparked a refugee crisis.
Hundreds of party faithful rallied at a staging grounds in Taungoo on Saturday morning in a show of support for beleaguered State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, the National League for Democracy’s longtime figurehead.
Aung San Suu Kyi announces the creation of yet another body with the challenging portfolio of improving the situation in crisis-stricken Arakan State, saying it would include a broad spectrum of actors, both domestic and foreign.