State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has acknowledged, albeit somewhat obliquely, the deteriorating security environment in Kachin State, with the office of Burma’s de facto leader donating 300 million kyats ($222,000) to those displaced by conflict.
On a tour of the ancient archaeological site Bagan on Tuesday, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi suggested that the long-held practice of scaling the major tourist attraction’s temples for sunrise and sunset views should be banned in future.
The battle to succeed State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as the Lower House lawmaker representing Rangoon Division’s Kawhmu township is shaping up to be a crowded contest, with nine candidates registered to compete for the seat in a 1 April by-election.
Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi pushed the message of national reconciliation on Wednesday, lauding the choice of representatives from ethnic minorities and the army-backed party as parliamentary speakers in a chamber dominated by her allies.
Burma’s election winner Aung San Suu Kyi will hold landmark talks with President Thein Sein and Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyidaw on Wednesday, according to a National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesperson.