Myanmar Junta

  • Myanmar: new President sworn in, junta disbands March 30, 2011

    Yangon: Myanmar's new president was sworn in on Wednesday, officially launching a new administration to replace the military junta that has ruled the country for the past two decades. Thein Sein was sworn in as Myanmar's new president in a ceremony held in Naypyitaw, the country's capital since 2005. He replaces...
  • Myanmar halves Suu Kyi's sentence, sends message August 11, 2009

    Yangon: A court in army-ruled Myanmar on Tuesday sentenced opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 months in detention, a verdict that drew condemnation abroad and will keep her off the political stage ahead of next year's elections. The court handed down a three-year prison term for violation of an...
  • Myanmar leader Suu Kyi spends birthday in prison June 19, 2009

    Yangon: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi spent her 64th birthday locked in prison on Friday as global condemnation over her trial and demands for her freedom erupted across Twitter, Facebook and other Web sites and at rallies worldwide. Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, celebrities Madonna and...