With Suu Kyi blocked, her Myanmar party eyes ex-general for President

Aung San Suu Kyi`s National League for Democracy (NLD) will go into next year`s parliamentary election in Myanmar with no candidate for president, NLD officials said, and one said it might even support a former general from the pro-military ruling party.

Myanmar Parliament to scrutinise Suu Kyi charter change bid

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

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

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

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.

Hundreds greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Nepal

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

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

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

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

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

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`

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

Myanmar Army role to be `gradually` decreased: President

Myanmar`s leader Wednesday said the role of the powerful military should be reduced slowly in the transition to democracy amid opposition campaigns to ease the army`s grip on political power.

Suu Kyi urges Myanmar army to back charter reform

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday called on the powerful military to get involved in reforming the country`s junta-era constitution, which currently bars her from becoming president.

Myanmar protest seeks constitutional change

Activists have rallied peacefully in Myanmar`s biggest city to call for changing the constitution to allow pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve as president.

Suu Kyi`s party to contest 2015 Myanmar elections

Myanmar`s leader Aung San Suu Kyi`s party said on Saturday that it will contest 2015 parliamentary elections even if the country`s constitution barring her from running for president is not amended.

Suu Kyi calls for `spiritual health` in improving lives

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for inclusion of spiritual health to help improve the life of people across the world.

Suu Kyi urges `freedom from fear` on World AIDS Day

Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi today urged greater openness and compassion in the global struggle against AIDS as experts warned against complacency despite falling infection rates.

I`m no saint or icon, says Myanmar`s Suu Kyi

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday insisted she was no saint and no icon, saying she disliked the titles and had always seen herself as an honest politician

Don`t ignore Myanmar politics, Suu Kyi tells EU investors

Myanmar`s Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday told a European Union business forum that investors should not ignore the country`s political challenges as it heads towards crucial 2015 elections.