What now for Myanmar`s Suu Kyi and her presidential proxy?

What now for Myanmar`s Suu Kyi and her presidential proxy?

Htin Kyaw will act as a proxy for Aung San Suu Kyi ​who is barred from the presidency by the military-drafted constitution.

Suu Kyi party rebuts `fake` Myanmar president release

Suu Kyi, 70, has vowed to rule "above" whoever the next president is, meaning that the role would have to go to someone whose absolute loyalty was assured.
 

Curtain falls on Myanmar`s army-led Parliament

Myanmar`s military-stacked parliament began its last session Friday as Aung San Suu Kyi`s pro-democracy party prepared for a dramatic power transfer that will loosen the army`s 50-year clasp on the country.

Myanmar to release political prisoners before power transfer

Myanmar`s outgoing administration of President Thein Sein will free about 15 political prisoners on Friday, and may release scores more, an official from the President`s Office and activists from Assistance Association for Political Prisoners told Reuters.

Suu Kyi vows to lead Myanmar peace efforts

Aung San Suu Kyi promised on Tuesday to use her party`s popular mandate to drive Myanmar`s peace process as she outlined a vision of a federal future to ethnic rebels who have battled for decades.

Myanmar president 'will hand power' to Suu Kyi after poll win

Myanmar president 'will hand power' to Suu Kyi after poll win

Myanmar's President Thein Sein on Sunday said historic polls won in a thumping landslide by Aung San Suu Kyi's party were the consequence of his government's reforms and vowed a smooth transition of power.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party wins historic Myanmar elections

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party wins historic Myanmar elections

Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition on Friday won a parliamentary majority from weekend polls that will allow it to elect a president and form a government in a historic shift in power from the Army.

Suu Kyi's party on verge of landslide win in Myanmar polls

Suu Kyi's party on verge of landslide win in Myanmar polls

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party was on the verge of a formal victory on Thursday, as incoming results from Myanmar's historic polls pointed to a landslide win for the pro-democracy crusader and a resounding rejection of military rule.

Myanmar's President pledges peaceful power shift

Myanmar's President pledges peaceful power shift

Myanmar's President has joined the Army Chief in congratulating Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition after it swept national elections, and promised a smooth transition of power.

Myanmar opposition alleges poll panel delaying results deliberately

Myanmar opposition alleges poll panel delaying results deliberately

The surprising accusation by the National League for Democracy adds a worrying twist to what has so far been an amicable election.

Myanmar president warns of Arab Spring-style violence

A video posted on the Facebook page of Myanmar's president, raising the spectre of bloodshed and chaos akin to the Arab Spring aftermath if it loses power in Sunday's polls, has drawn an angry response on social media.

UN investigator urges Myanmar to allow Muslims to vote

A United Nations investigator accused Myanmar of discrimination and urged the government to take immediate action to allow minorities and migrants to vote in November elections.

Muslim groups sue Myanmar president

A coalition of Muslim groups has filed suit in New York against Myanmar President Thein Sein and other government officials for alleged crimes against the Rohingya minority, which they say amount to genocide.

Myanmar president pushes peace plan in ethnic rebel talks

Myanmar`s President Thein Sein met ethnic rebel peace negotiators for the first time in the capital Naypyidaw Wednesday in an effort to secure a long-awaited nationwide ceasefire before looming November elections.

Hardline monks claim victory as Myanmar Muslims face poll exclusion

 With a smile, Myanmar`s most notorious Buddhist monk boasts of the sleepless nights he endures on his self-appointed quest against the country`s Muslims -- one that he claims has helped strip voting rights from hundreds of thousands of the religious minority.

Myanmar rebels shouldn't sign peace deal in haste: Suu Kyi

Myanmar's opposition leader has warned armed ethnic minority groups not to rush into signing a nationwide ceasefire deal, a position that pits her against President Thein Sein, who has made reaching a deal before November's general election his top priority.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says ousted ruling party leader is ally

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says ousted ruling party leader is ally

Myanmar`s Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday her opposition would ally with powerful ousted ruling party leader Shwe Mann, as the country`s political forces re-align in the biggest shake-up since the end of military rule.

Myanmar's politicians braced for more drama as ousted leader opens Parliament

 The embattled speaker of Myanmar`s parliament opened the lower house on Tuesday for what will likely be a fractious session, with ruling party factions facing each other for the first time since the president sacked him from a leadership post last week.

Leader of Myanmar ruling party removed in power struggle: Official

The leader of Myanmar`s ruling party Shwe Mann was removed from his post Thursday after the intervention of the president, an official told AFP on Thursday, in an unfolding party power struggle ahead of elections.

Myanmar villagers face floods with just sand bags for protection

Myanmar`s president called Thursday for the evacuation of low-lying areas as the Irrawaddy river threatened to breach embankments, leaving villagers with just sand-bags to hold back churning waters that have hit much of the country.