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Hnin Yadana Zaw

Suu Kyi tackles military land grabs in test of new Myanmar government

Aug 03 2016

HTA NI, Myanmar By the standards of her village in Myanmar's swampy Ayeyarwady Delta, Than Shin was a prosperous woman. She had 20 acres of farmland on which her family grew rice.

Myanmar protesters denounce term 'Rohingya' outside U.S. Embassy

Apr 28 2016

Hundreds of demonstrators, including Buddhist monks, denounced the United States for its use of the term Rohingya to describe Myanmar's stateless Muslim community during a protest outside of the U.S. embassy in Yangon on Thursday. 

As economy booms, children toil in Myanmar

Apr 19 2016

YANGON When a boat stacked with gravel moors at a jetty in Yangon, 14-year-old Aung Htet Myat fills a basket he then carries on his back to trucks that whisk the load to construction sites springing up across Myanmar's booming biggest city. | Video

Myanmar's ruling party, military clash over Suu Kyi role

Apr 01 2016

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar's upper house of parliament approved a bill on Friday that gives Aung San Suu Kyi a powerful government role, despite opposition from the military on the second day of her party's new administration.

Myanmar's NLD seeks to bolster Suu Kyi's dominant cabinet role

Mar 31 2016

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar's majority National League for Democracy (NLD) moved on Thursday to consolidate the dominant role of Aung San Suu Kyi in the new cabinet, underscoring the divide between the party and the powerful army over the junta-drafted constitution.

Tears flow as Myanmar swears in first president with no army ties in over 50 years

Mar 30 2016

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Members of Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious National League for Democracy (NLD) were in tears on Wednesday as Myanmar swore in its first president with no military ties in more than half a century.

Myanmar to push for rural development, equality, says minister-elect

Mar 22 2016

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's first freely elected cabinet in more than half a century will focus on income equality, rural development and boosting budget revenue, the finance minister-elect said in his first interview since being picked for the job.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi set to steer cabinet as minister

Mar 22 2016

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar's president-elect nominated Aung San Suu Kyi to join the incoming cabinet on Tuesday, giving the National League for Democracy (NLD) leader a formal role in the government that the constitution bars her from leading.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi unlikely to take formal role in new government

Mar 21 2016

NAYPYITAW Myanmar democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi will control the incoming government of her National League for Democracy (NLD) through her position as party leader, a senior official said, indicating she was unlikely to take a formal post in the administration.

Myanmar parliament elects Suu Kyi confidant as president

Mar 15 2016

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's parliament elected a close friend and confidant of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as president on Tuesday, making Htin Kyaw the first head of state since the 1960s who does not hail from a military background. | Video

World News

Canada warns U.S. not to politicize extradition cases

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday warned the United States not to politicize extradition cases, a day after President Donald Trump said he could intervene in the affair of a Chinese executive detained in Canada at Washington's request.