MYANMAR POLLS

  • Suu Kyi ends boycott, to be sworn in on Wednesday May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Myanmar's Prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi ended her boycott of Parliament and will be sworn in on Wednesday. The Nobel laureate had objected to the wording of the oath because it required her to pledge to protect the Myanmar constitution, which she says gives too much power...
  • World View special: Inside Myanmar April 6, 2012

    Sweeping changes in India's neighbourhood as a democratic icon and Myanmar's most loved leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins a land slide byelection, we are tracking the tectonic shift Inside Myanmar and what it means for India. ...
  • World View special: Inside Myanmar April 4, 2012

    Sweeping changes in India's neighbourhood as a democratic icon and Myanmar's most loved leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins a land slide byelection, we are tracking the tectonic shift Inside Myanmar and what it means for India. ...
  • India congratulates Suu Kyi on poll win April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: With bypoll results in Myanmar indicating a landslide win for prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD), India on Tuesday welcomed the successful conduct of the byelections and congratulated Suu Kyi for the victory. "We welcome the successful conduct of byelections in Myanmar on April...
  • It is the victory of the people: Aung San Suu Kyi April 3, 2012

    Yangon: It may be the start of a new era in Myanmar as prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party the National League for Democracy swept the elections. But will the Military Junta, give up power? A day after the historic elections, Suu Kyi who told her cheering fans that the...
  • Myanmar polls: Suhasini Haidar meets Suu Kyi April 2, 2012

    The charismatic Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who led the struggle against military rule in the former Burma for two decades, will take a seat in the lower house of Parliament. ...
  • History has proved Suu Kyi right, says LSR friend April 2, 2012

    Malavika Karlekar is one of Aung San Suu Kyi's oldest friends in India, having known her from 1960 when they were both students at the Convent of Jesus and Mary. They went on to study BA (Hons) in Political Science at Lady Shri Ram College and then read PPE together...
  • Want to visit my alma mater LSR in Delhi: Suu Kyi April 2, 2012

    Yangon: Prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is believed to have won a historic bye election in Myanmar. The Delhi University alumnus says she wants to visit her alma mater. "It's a great victory. I would like to come to India soon, and meet all my friends there. I would...
  • Myanmar poll was free and fair: Suu Kyi's party April 2, 2012

    Yangon: Prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the formerlybanned National League for Democracy (NLD) has claimed that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has won by a huge margin. The NLD which had earlier alleged poll irregularities now says that the election has been relatively more free and fair than...
  • Myanmar: Suu Kyi's party claims landslide win April 2, 2012

    Yangon: She struggled for a free Myanmar for a quartercentury, much of it spent locked away under house arrest. Now, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate whose nonviolent campaign for democracy at home transformed her into a global icon is on the verge of ascending to public office for the first...
  • Myanmar polls: NLD claims Aung San Suu Kyi has won a seat April 1, 2012

    Prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party has claimed she has won by a huge margin from her seat Kawhmmu. ...
  • Myanmar: Opposition claims Suu Kyi wins seat April 1, 2012

    Yangon: Supporters of Myanmar's opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday erupted in euphoric cheers after her party said she won a parliamentary seat in a landmark election, setting the stage for her to take public office for the first time. The victory, if confirmed, would mark a major milestone...
  • Myanmar polls: 70 pc voting in 5 hours April 1, 2012

    The Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Dr VS Seshadri said on Sunday that Aung San's Suu Kyi's participation was a welcome change. ...
  • Tourists flock to Myanmar to witness the historic election April 1, 2012

    Myanmar votes for the first time in more than 2 decades and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is poised for a win. ...
  • India deputes officials to oversee Myanmar polls April 1, 2012

    New Delhi: India has deputed two senior election officials and its Ambassador to Myanmar to oversee elections in that country. Indian Ambassador to Myanmar VS Sheshadri, Manipur Chief Electoral Officer PC Lawmkunga and his Assam counterpart Maninder Singh will be observing the elections in Myanmar, the External Affairs Ministry said. Voters in...
  • Voting begins in crucial Myanmar byelection April 1, 2012

    Wah Thin Kha (Myanmar): Voters in Myanmar have begun casting ballots in historic polling that's widely expected to see opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi elected to parliament for the first time. The vote comes after months of surprising reforms by the militarybacked government, and almost a quartercentury after Suu Kyi...
  • Myanmar goes to polls on Sunday March 31, 2012

    Yangon: At a rare press conference in Yangon, Burmese opposition politician and the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi is already warning that this weekend's byelections, being watch closely by the world's media may not be fair. Suu Kyi said, "What has been happening in...
  • The world doesn't need nukes: Ted Turner March 31, 2012

    Ted Turner, the Founder of United Nations Foundation said he is trying to make the world a better place to live. ...
  • No election is perfect: Myanmar Presidential Advisor March 31, 2012

    Yangon: Myanmar's Presidential Advisor Ko Ko Hlaing has dismissed allegations of poll irregularities by prodemocracy leader and Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Talking to CNNIBN, he also said there was no bloodshed in Myanmar polls. Following is an excerpt from Ko Ko Hlaing's interview with CNNIBN's Suhasini Haidar: Suhasini...
  • Myanmar: Suu Kyi warns of irregularities in polls March 31, 2012

    Yangon: With 24 hours to go before the byelections in Myanmar begin all eyes are on prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi who is contesting for the first time in 20 years and is widely expected to make a comeback. At a rare press conference in Yangon, Aung San Suu...