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Myanmar Parliament to scrutinise Suu Kyi charter change bid

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 21:02

Myanmar`s parliament could consider a petition by Aung San Suu Kyi`s opposition calling for an end to the army`s veto on amending the constitution in the former junta-ruled nation, the house speaker said today.

Suu Kyi races to change Myanmar constitution before 2015 elections

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 23:03

With elections looming next year, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is stepping up efforts to change a constitution that bars her from the presidency and gives substantial political power to unelected military members of parliament.

Suu Kyi says law barring her from Myanmar presidency is unacceptable

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 15:26

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi put her political future in the hands of the people of Myanmar on Monday, saying that a parliamentary panel vote to retain a key constitutional clause was intended to bar her from running for the presidency.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi seeks global support for charter change

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 03:23

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on the international community to support her campaign to change a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president.

Democracy in Nepal inspiring, despite challenges: Suu Kyi

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 18:20

Myanmar`s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi today said despite the many challenges and problems democracy in Nepal confronts, she finds it inspiring as its spirit never wanes.

Hundreds greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Nepal

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 20:53

Myanmar`s democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was today given a rousing welcome as she arrived here on a four-day trip to Nepal, her first visit in four decades to the country where she lived for some time as a youngster.

Myanmar panel deals blow to Suu Kyi`s chances of becoming president

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 12:49

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi`s hopes of becoming Myanmar`s president next year have been dealt a blow when a parliamentary committee voted not to change a constitutional clause that bars her from the post, two of the panel members said on Friday.

Myanmar opposition defies warning to push charter change

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:04

Aung San Suu Kyi`s opposition party has launched a petition seeking changes to Myanmar`s military-drafted constitution despite warnings from electoral officials, a party spokesman said Wednesday.

Myanmar democracy icon challenges powerful Army

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 15:10

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi today challenged the powerful army to help amend the constitution that is barring her from running for president in next year`s general elections.

Activists join Suu Kyi for Myanmar charter change

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 13:43

Democracy activists in Myanmar joined opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday in calling for constitutional amendments ahead of next year`s general elections.

India calls for end to UN resolution on Myanmar human rights

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 15:50

In the backdrop of several "significant" political and economic reforms initiated in Myanmar over the last few years, India has called for the discontinuation of a UN General Assembly resolution on the human rights situation in the Southeast Asian country.

Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar `not yet a democracy`

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 20:15

Aung San Suu Kyi warned Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, "is not yet a democracy".