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Myanmar’s Aung Suu Kyi, Kerry walk tightrope over Rohingya question

Suu Kyi, who has faced criticism internationally for not speaking up for the Rohingya, pledged to work towards a situation where the communities “live peacefully and securely outside the camps”.

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New Myanmar government proposes keeping some junta curbs on protests

Since taking power in April, former political prisoner Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has released scores of detainees and is making a big push to revise some of the most repressive measures from the long years of military rule.

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi reaches out to rebels with federalism vow

Attempts to amend the army’s charter under the former quasi-civilian government were stymied by the military –which is gifted 25 per cent of all parliamentary seats by the constitution it scripted.

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New Myanmar government led by Suu Kyi begins releasing political prisoners

Student detainees granted general amnesty ahead of Myanmar’s traditional New Year

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘advisor’ role unconstitutional, say Myanmar military MPs

The Nobel laureate, whose party secured a landslide election win in November, has vowed to rule the country despite a constitutional block on her becoming president.

Myanmar: Suu Kyi aide Htin Kyaw sworn in as president in historic power shift

Suu Kyi’s aide Htin Kyaw who takes power from former general Thein Sein, faces steep challenges and high expectations.

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Suu Kyi: No one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim

“No one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim,” she was heard muttering after the interview with BBC Today presenter Mishal Husain, according to a new book.

Amnesty urges Suu Kyi govt to end cycle of repression, release all political prisoners

“Myanmar’s legal framework reads like a textbook of repression, and authorities have in recent years increasingly used it to silence dissent,” Champa Patel, Amnesty International’s Southeast Asia director, told reporters.

Myanmar’s parliament elects Aung San Suu Kyi’s aide Htin Kyaw as President

Htin Kyaw, 69, won 360 of 652 votes cast by Myanmar’s two legislative chambers, paving the way for him to serve as a proxy for the Nobel laureate who is constitutionally barred from becoming president.

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Nobel laureate Suu Kyi’s party nominates her former driver for Myanmar president

Suu Kyi has vowed to rule through a proxy president because she is barred from top office by the army-scripted constitution.

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Aung San Suu Kyi unlikely to be Myanmar’s president

The terms that Suu Kyi suggests will apply for the new president indicate that personal loyalty to her will be a key attribute of whoever is chosen. Suu Kyi has few strong-willed, charismatic colleagues in her party, anyway.

Myanmar’s next president will be announced on March 17

While Suu Kyi herself is barred from becoming president, there are growing signs that her talks with the military to remove a constitutional hurdle blocking her path can be completed by March 17.

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Suu Kyi should clarify stance on peace process: Myanmar ethnic leader

Aung Sun Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy has asserted that first priority of her government would be to bring peace in the country.

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UN chief Ban Ki-moon congratulates Suu Kyi, warns of hard work ahead

Ban described Sunday’s poll as a “significant achievement” in Myanmar’s transition away from military rule, although he noted that minority voters such as the Muslim Rohingya were denied the right to vote.

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Victor’s challenge

Now that she has won a historic election, can Aung San Suu Kyi unite Myanmar?