AUNG SAN SUU KYI

  • Malala, Suu Kyi to address student parliament in Pune January 3, 2014

    Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who defied the Taliban, and Myanmar opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will address students in Pune Jan 10, an official of the Indian Student Parliament said in Pune on Friday. Malala and Suu Kyi will be present at the inauguration of the...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi receives honorary doctorate in Canberra November 29, 2013

    Nobel Prize winner and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded honorary doctorate by the Canberrabased Australian National University. Suu Kyi received a standing ovation as she accepted a Doctorate of Letters for her outstanding contributions to the service of society on Thursday, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation...
  • Pope Francis receives Aung San Suu Kyi in Vatican October 28, 2013

    Pope Francis on Monday received Nobel peace laureate and former political prisoner in Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi at the Vatican. The Myanmarese opposition leader is currently on a visit to Europe and was, on Sunday, made an honorary citizen of Rome, the Italian capital. Suu Kyi has become an international symbol...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi collects Rome citizenship after 19 years October 28, 2013

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally collected her honorary citizenship of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being offered the honour. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 68, spent most of two decades under house arrest after a military government ignored the results of a 1990 election won by her...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi receives EU 1990 Sakharov Prize October 23, 2013

    A visibly moved Myanmarese leader Aung San Suu Kyi received the European Union's 1990 Sakharov Prize for human rights finally on Tuesday from the hands of European Parliament speaker Martin Schulz. Lawmakers gave a standing ovation to the 69yearold Nobel peace laureate and current Myanmar opposition leader, who could not collect...
  • Malala Yousafzai to be honoured with top Amnesty award September 17, 2013

    Pakistani schoolgirl and education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and American singer, human rights and social justice activist Harry Belafonte were on Tuesday named as joint recipients of Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2013. The Ambassador of Conscience Award is the human rights group's highest honour, recognising individuals who have...
  • Dalai Lama, Suu Kyi to meet at human rights forum in Czech Republic in September August 28, 2013

    Two Nobel laureates - Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi - will meet at a human rights forum in the Czech Republic next month, an official said at Dharamsala on Wednesday. "The Dalai Lama and Suu Kyi are attending a human rights forum...
  • Japan: Suu Kyi to drum up aid for Myanmar and meet Burmese nationals on Day 3 April 15, 2013

    Tokyo: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on a sixday visit to Japan, her first trip to the country in 27 years since she visited Japan in 1985 as a visiting scholar. On Day 3 of her visit on Monday, Suu Kyi will drum up aid for Myanmar...
  • Suu Kyi starts first visit to Japan in 27 years April 13, 2013

    Tokyo: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Japan on Saturday for a weeklong visit, her first trip to the country in 27 years since she visited Japan in 1985 as a visiting scholar, media reported. During her visit, Suu Kyi is expected to meet with Japanese Prime...
  • IAF pilots are professional and sweet: Suu Kyi December 15, 2012

    Yangon: Not treated well by her own military junta, prodemocracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday praised Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots for being "professional" and "sweet". "I enjoyed my time in India thoroughly from beginning to end, particularly impressed by the Air Force Pilots who flew me back....
  • Myanmar or Burma? Obama calls it both November 20, 2012

    Yangon: Officially at least, America still calls this Southeast Asian nation Burma, the favoured appellation of dissidents and prodemocracy activists who opposed the former military junta's move to summarily change its name 23 years ago. President Barack Obama used that name during his historic visit on Monday, but he also called...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Nitish Kumar's visit to Pakistan November 19, 2012

    In this week's episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha also talks about Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to India almost after 40 years and more. ...
  • Suu Kyi expresses scepticism over India's poverty eradication programme November 19, 2012

    Myanmar's prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. ...
  • Myanmar visit about sustaining momentum: Obama November 19, 2012

    Yangon: In a historic trip to a long shunned land, President Barack Obama on Monday showered praise and promises of more US help to Myanmar if the Asian nation keeps building its new democracy. "Our goal is to sustain the momentum," he declared with pride as the first US president...
  • Science education poor in Myanmar: Suu Kyi November 18, 2012

    Bangalore: Myanmar's iconic prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said in Bangalore on Saturday science education in her country had deteriorated in the last few decades. During an interaction with faculty and students of the Indian Institute of Science here, the visiting leader said not only science teaching but education in...
  • Mahatma Gandhi would have stood by us: Suu Kyi November 16, 2012

    Myanmar's prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it's good to be back in India after nearly 25 years. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, she said she was disappointed when India began engaging with the generals who had put her under house arrest, but added she held no...
  • Indians take democratic rights for granted: Suu Kyi November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate and Mayanmar's prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was at her alma mater Lady Shri Ram College for Women on Friday. It is day four of her visit to India. Suu Kyi studied Political Science at the college in the 60s. Addressing college students, an emotional...
  • I was saddened, but never felt betrayed by India: Aung San Suu Kyi November 15, 2012

    Myanmar's prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it's good to be back in India after nearly 25 years. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, she said she was disappointed when India began engaging with the generals who had put her under house arrest, but added she...
  • Full text of Suu Kyi's Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture November 15, 2012

    Here is the full text of Aung San Suu Kyi's lecture at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial: There can be few occasions in life more fulfilling than those on which debts of kindness and friendship can be repaid. These past few months have furnished me with many opportunities to thank peoples and organizations...
  • Have no bitterness against India: Aung San Suu Kyi November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Myanmar leader Aung Saan Suu Kyi on Thursday said that she had no bitterness against India over its decision to support the junta regime during her house arrest. Speaking to CNNIBN Karan Thapar, she said that she was upset but holds no grudge. "I was saddened. Gandhi would have...
  • Lady Shri Ram College gears up to welcome Aung San Suu Kyi November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Its day 3 of Myanmar's prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's India's visit. She will be meeting External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday. On Friday, Suu Kyi will be heading to her college Lady Shri Ram College where she learnt the first lessons of democracy. We are...
  • Suu Kyi to visit Andhra Pradesh village November 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi plans to visit Papasanipalli village in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district on November 17 to witness rural development programmes. Suu Kyi will be accompanied by Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will visit, official sources said in...
  • The Last Word: How significant is Aung San Suu Kyi visit? November 14, 2012

    Does Aung San Suu Kyi's visit confirm a change in India's attitude to the Nobel laureate? ...
  • Suu Kyi discusses Myanmar's reconciliation process with PM November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during which they discussed a variety of issues including the national reconciliation process underway in Myanmar and the process of democratisation in this context. According to official sources, the Prime Minister told Suu Kyi...
  • I want to strengthen ties between India, Myanmar: Suu Kyi November 14, 2012

    Global icon Aung San Suu Kyi visited the Rajghat on Wednesday morning and will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh later in the day. The Myanmar opposition leader arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday on a visit to India after a gap of nearly four decades as part of New Delhi's...
  • Suu Kyi visits Rajghat, to meet PM November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India rolled out the red carpet for global icon Aung Sang Suu Kyi as she returned to the country after 40 years. Suu Kyi visited the Rajghat on Wednesday morning and will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh later in the day. The Myanmar opposition leader arrived in New...
  • Myanmar leader Suu Kyi arrives in India, to meet Prime Minister November 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Myanmar prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived here on Tuesday on her first visit to India in four decades. Suu Kyi flashed a traditional "namaste" as she stepped out of the aircraft that brought her from Yangon. Officials here said she would meet Indian leaders including Prime Minister...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi returns to India after almost 40 years November 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Myanmar's prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is arriving in India on Tuesday. This is the Nobel laureate's first visit to the country in 40 years. As India gears up to welcome her to the Delhi where she spent her youth, it also walks a tight rope on...
  • Suu Kyi accused of 'allying' with Myanmar's military November 11, 2012

    London: Accusing Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of being an "ally" of the military regime, an opposition party in Myanmar has asked the world investors not to engage in any investment with the present dispensation until a "genuine democratic government" is elected. "Aung San Suu Kyi has made a Uturn...
  • Have a soft spot for Myanmar's military men: Suu Kyi September 24, 2012

    New York: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was placed under house arrest for 15 years by military generals, says she could never "hate" them and has a "soft spot" for Burmese military men as she grew up feeling a part of the army family thanks to her father,...