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AseanPlus News 07 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

EU pushes Myanmarto free Suu Kyi

The European Union has pushed Myanmar for the immediate release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other detainees in the 25-nation bloc's first ministerial talks with the Yangon junta.

AseanPlus News 13 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Quandary over Myanmar

The issue of Myanmar's looming chairmanship of Asean is so controversial - striking at the group's founding principles and future aspirations - that it could only be discussed during the coffee break of an informal foreign ministers' meeting.

AseanPlus News 11 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar resists pressure

Myanmar rejected international calls to give up the rotating Asean chairmanship because of its poor democracy and human rights record as South-East Asian foreign ministers arrived Sunday for a retreat in the central Philippines.

AseanPlus News 10 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Khin Nyunt aides jailed

Thirty-eight military intelligence officers associated with ousted Prime Minister Gen Khin Nyunt have received long prison terms for corruption and related charges, members of Myanmar's legal community said on Friday.

AseanPlus News 09 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Business as usual for junta

Every year, Myanmar's ruling generals throw a grand party in verdant People's Park, marching their troops around in celebration of what they claim are their many achievements. But it's an in-house affair.

AseanPlus News 02 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar’s constitution committee adjourns indefinitely

Myanmar's military government on Thursday announced that the country's constitution-drafting convention would adjourn for now, state media reported.

Nation 01 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

New Zealand accepts Myanmar issue is an Asean affair

New Zealand has registered with Malaysia its concern over the prospect of Myanmar chairing next year's Asean summit but accepts that only Asean can make a decision on this prickly issue.

Nation 31 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Razali: UN will take note of motion by MPs on Myanmar

The United Nations will take note of calls by parliamentarians in Malaysia and other Asean countries to stop Myanmar from taking over the chair of the 10-nation regional grouping next year.

AseanPlus News 30 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Lawmakers to take a stand on Yangon

Lawmakers from South-East Asia will meet this week to build a common stand on Myanmar, bringing more pressure on the military junta to restore democracy and free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an official said Tuesday.

AseanPlus News 29 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Some Asean nations losing patience with Myanmar

Asean cannot ignore the issue of democratic reform - or its absence - in Myanmar, Thailand said yesterday after some members showed signs of losing patience with Yangon's ruling generals.