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World 13 Nov 2015 | 8:00 PM

Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya see glimmer of hope in Suu Kyi victory

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Noor Bagum would have liked to have voted for Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) but, like the majority of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, she took no part in the historic election the Nobel laureate won by a landslide.

World 10 Mar 2016 | 9:36 PM

Presidency beckons for Suu Kyi confidant after two months in party

YANGON (Reuters) - Until two months ago, Htin Kyaw was not even a member of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD). Now, he is the favoured presidential candidate of Myanmar's ruling party, on course to become the country's first head of state who is not a former top-ranking member of the military since the 1960s.

World 01 Feb 2016 | 9:32 PM

Artists and prisoners face former foes as Myanmar's new rulers take seats

YANGON (Reuters) - Taking his seat in Myanmar's parliament for the first time, Myo Zaw Aung, a one-time bodyguard for Aung San Suu Kyi, acknowledged the dozens of new lawmakers from her National League for Democracy (NLD) had a daunting task ahead.

AseanPlus News 11 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Time to focus on the economy

After the ‘sugar-rush’ spending of the previous administration, the NLD-led government may have saved Myanmar from bankruptcy – but the pace of economic reforms has been slow.

World 22 Mar 2016 | 7:09 PM

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi nominated to join cabinet-parliament speaker

NAYPYITAW/YANGON (Reuters) - 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 30 Jan 2016 | 4:02 AM

Laughter marks Myanmar MPs' departure as country awaits Suu Kyi's new government

With jokes and hugs, karaoke and congratulations across Myanmar's often bitter divides, lawmakers yesterday marked the last day of Parliament, as the country eagerly awaits a new Parliament led by the National League for Democracy (NLD).

World 26 Jan 2016 | 12:51 PM

Myanmar's incoming leader Suu Kyi holds talks with army chief

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi has held talks on the transfer of power with army chief Min Aung Hlaing, before a parliament dominated by lawmakers from her National League for Democracy (NLD) convenes for the first time next week.

World 05 Nov 2015 | 6:06 PM

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says will be above president in new government

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday she would be "above the president" if her party wins a historic election on Nov. 8, defying a constitutional ban on becoming president herself.