Thein Sein

  • Manmohan Singh heads for Myanmar summit on regional ties March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh leaves for Myanmar capital Nai Pyi Taw on Monday for the six-nation BIMSTEC meet on regional ties, in what could be his last foreign visit as prime minister, and also hold bilateral talks with its leadership. Apart from engaging with his host, Myanmar President U Thein...
  • Myanmar Muslims hide in forests amid deadly sectarian clashes October 3, 2013

    Terrified Muslim families hid in forests in western Myanmar a day after fleeing renewed sectarian violence that killed at least five people even as the President toured the divided region for the first time. The violence underscored the government's failure to stop the unrest from spreading since it erupted last year,...
  • Myanmar president visits sectarianhit areas October 1, 2013

    Yangon: President Thein Sein travelled to Myanmar's conflicttorn west as a new spate of mobled arson attacks against Muslim homes erupted Tuesday, his first visit to the divided region since sectarian violence broke out more than a year ago. A senior official in the president's office said Thein Sein arrived in...
  • Obama urges Myanmar to stop violence against Muslims May 21, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama urged the president of Myanmar on Monday to take steps to halt violence against Muslims in his country and move ahead with economic and political reforms. Thein Sein became the first head of Myanmar to visit the White House in 47 years, and he and Obama sat...
  • Myanmar: President Thein Sein declares martial law March 24, 2013

    Yangon: Myanmar President Thein Sein has declared martial law in four townships following violent ethnic clashes between the Buddhists and Muslims. Dozens of people have been killed and many have been displaced due to the unrest. The military has now taken over charge of security in these towns. Truckloads of soldiers...
  • State of emergency declared in western Myanmar June 11, 2012

    Yangon: The Myanmar government declared a state of emergency in coastal Rakhine state on June 10 night following the unrest. The declaration, aired by the state radio and television, was signed by President U Thein Sein who also delivered an address to the nation in a live broadcast. The declaration was made...
  • PM to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon today May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: It's the second day of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visit to Myanmar and he will be travelling to Yangon to meet pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. This will be his first meeting ever with the Nobel laureate. Singh will be accompanied by External Affairs Minister SM Krishna....
  • India extends $ 500 mn line of credit to Myanmar May 29, 2012

    Nay Pyi Taw: Embarking on a "new journey" of bilateral cooperation, India on Monday extended a $500 million line of credit as part of 12 agreements on sectors like trade and energy signed with Myanmar, which vowed that its territory will not be allowed to be used by terrorists to...
  • Myanmar to get $ 500 mn line of credit from India May 28, 2012

    Nay Pyi Taw: India on Monday announced it will provide a 500 million-dollar line of credit to Myanmar as the two countries signed 12 agreements on a range of sectors, including air services, beginning a "new journey" of bilateral cooperation. On the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Myanmar...
  • PM meets Myanmar President in a landmark visit May 28, 2012

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday held talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein as India suggested the two countries should work out a joint strategy to tackle terrorism and insurgency along their border and enhance security cooperation. Singh, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Myanmar in 25...
  • Hillary Clinton to meet Myanmar President today December 1, 2011

    Washington: As US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins her busy schedule on Thursday, after an overnight stay in Naypuidaw hotel meeting the top leadership of the country in this remote Capital, officials here said her meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein could probably last a few hours. The...
  • 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...