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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.

AseanPlus News 05 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thailand to host forum on Myanmar ‘road map’

Thailand will host a 10-nation meeting to discuss Myanmar's proposed 'road map' towards democratic reform here this month, officials and reports said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 25 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Yangon frees opposition leaders

Myanmar's military government yesterday released a top opposition party leader from nearly six months of house arrest, but gave no indication when it would release democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and three other leaders of her party.

AseanPlus News 17 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar moves to overcome trade sanctions

B>BANGKOK:/BFaced with tough new economic sanctions and the withdrawal of western companies, Myanmar's ruling junta is making deals with more Asian neighbours to circumvent the crackdown.

AseanPlus News 09 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Suu Kyi refuses release until others are freed

B>YANGON:/BMyanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will refuse freedom from house arrest until the country's ruling generals release dozens of her jailed colleagues, a UN rights envoy said Saturday.

AseanPlus News 07 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

UN human rights envoy meets Suu Kyi

B>YANGON:/BA UN human rights envoy met with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and a Cabinet minister Thursday.

AseanPlus News 04 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

UN envoy in fresh effort to free Suu Kyi

B>YANGON:/BA UN rights envoy met Myanmar government officials yesterday, kicking off a week-long bid to persuade the military junta to free democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and address its much-criticised rights record.

AseanPlus News 31 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar urges US to lift sanctions

Myanmar's military junta urged the United States Thursday to lift its #8220;misguided#8221; economic sanctions, saying the sanctions are forcing people into poverty and prostitution and could further destabilise the country.

AseanPlus News 21 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thaksin picked to rebut Bush on Suu Kyi issue

ASEAN has made Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra its spokesman to rebut criticism expected from US President George W. Bush over the continued detention of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

AseanPlus News 20 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bush trips over Suu Kyi’s name twice in the same sentence

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has irritated Myanmar's military government for years but it was her polysyllabic name, not her outspoken political views, that flummoxed US President George W. Bush here yesterday.