Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.
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Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the army would continue to usher Burma towards democracy, during a 30-minute speech at Burma’s 70th Armed Forces Day parade.
The opposition party says recent legislation forced the removal of non-citizens from their member list.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel sizes up the political and economic role for former exiles and economic migrants in a new Burma.
Aung San was famed as a solider and a politician. Many current Burmese leaders wish to emulate the man, but is it possible to be a civilian leader in Burma?
A small, dusty town in central Burma became the focus of the country on Friday, as thousands descended on the Magwe town of Nat Mauk, the birthplace of Aung San.
Education campaigner Dr Thein Lwin says he will continue to represent protesting students, despite Aung San Suu Kyi’s vow to strip him of his party rank.
Obama and Suu Kyi were each circumspect on the state of Burma’s democratic transition as they met in Rangoon on Friday.
Obama held one on one talks with his Burmese counterpart Thein Sein on Thursday in Naypyidaw.