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AseanPlus News 18 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Junta starts talks despite boycott

Myanmar's junta yesterday opened constitutional talks billed as the first step towards democracy, but Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party refused to attend and most delegates were handpicked by the regime.

AseanPlus News 17 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar under fire for talks without Suu Kyi

Military-ruled Myanmar kicks off constitutional talks today hailed by the junta as a key step towards democracy but dismissed by critics as a whitewash in the absence of democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

AseanPlus News 16 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Yangon to proceed with forum

Myanmar's ruling junta said yesterday it would proceed with next week's constitutional convention despite a boycott by the pro-democracy opposition which it said had made 'unreasonable demands.'

AseanPlus News 18 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Opposition expecting release of Suu Kyi

Myanmar's opposition said Saturday it was expecting its leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be freed #8220;very soon#8221; after the ruling junta reopened its headquarters closed a year ago during a political crackdown.

AseanPlus News 16 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Suu Kyi release likely

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to be released from house arrest in time to join constitutional talks with the military government next month, a top Asian diplomat said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 02 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Razali to meet Suu Kyi and junta leaders

UN special envoy Tan Sri Razali Ismail arrived in Myanmar yesterday in his latest attempt to advance the reconciliation of its military rulers and the opposition led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

AseanPlus News 16 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

NLD leader moved to house arrest

Tin Oo, vice-chairman of Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) and the last senior NLD figure in prison, has been shifted to house arrest, a source close to his family said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 10 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar junta to lift restrictions on opposition

B>PHUKET (Thailand):/BMyanmar's crippled pro-democracy opposition will be allowed to operate normally before a national convention this year and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed from house arrest, Foreign Minister Win Aung said.

AseanPlus News 17 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar promises road map to democracy

B>BANGKOK:/BMilitary-ruled Myanmar promised on Monday it will embark on its 'road map to democracy' by convening a constitutional convention next year, Thai Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai said.

AseanPlus News 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Junta frees 16 prisoners held in May

B>YANGON:/BMyanmar military rulers have freed 16 political prisoners arrested after clashes in May between opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's supporters and government backers, military and opposition officials said yesterday.