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Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

Mar 28, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Win Myint remains one of Aung San Suu Kyi's inner circle – the pair fought side-by-side during the 1988 democracy movement that was violently quashed by the junta

NEW PRESIDENT. In this file photo taken on January 29, 2016, Win Myint, speaker of the lower house, attends the last day of parliament's regular session in Naypyidaw. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar president and Suu Kyi confidant Htin Kyaw resigns

Mar 21, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Htin Kyaw's office does not give many details for why he resigned, only saying that 'he wanted to take a rest from his current duty'

RESIGNATION. In this file photo, Htin Kyaw (C) talks with media in Myanmar's Parliament in the capital city of Naypyidaw. File photo by Stringer/AFP

IN PHOTOS: How Duterte bonded with ASEAN leaders

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:03 PM

From eating durian with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to singing with Malaysia s Najib Razak President Duterte has fond memories to share with the leaders he is welcoming to Manila for the 30th ASEAN Summit

BONDING. President Rodrigo Duterte embraces Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-chan after the state dinner. Photo by Simeon Celi/Presidential Photo

Duterte meets Suu Kyi, gives $300,000 for Rohingya crisis

Mar 20, 2017 - 9:20 PM

Malacañang says the donation is the biggest made this year by an ASEAN country to Myanmar s Rakhine State so far

MEETING DAW SUU. President Rodrigo Duterte meets State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi. Presidential photo

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit US next week

Sep 06, 2016 - 9:52 PM

US President Barack Obama says he looks forward to welcoming Suu Kyi as we stand with the people of Myanmar in their journey towards pluralism and peace

SUU KYI TO VISIT US. Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar's State Councellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attend the opening ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 6, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

UN chief urges Myanmar to respect human rights

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:05 PM

The recent setting up of an advisory panel on Myanmar s troubled Rakhine state headed by former UN chief Kofi Annan is an encouraging step Ban Ki Moon says

BAN KI-MOON. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, speaks during a Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Public Lecture Series organised by Singapore Management University in Singapore on August 29, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/ AFP

Floods, political change hamper Myanmar growth – World Bank

May 31, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The World Bank estimates 7 GDP growth for Myanmar during the 2015 16 financial year

epa04953916 Street vendors walk through flooded roads near the ThiriMandalar Express bus station in Mandalay, Myanmar, 28 September 2015. Heavy monsoon rains caused floods around Mandalay. EPA/HEIN HTET

Myanmar president proposes new ministry for Suu Kyi

May 06, 2016 - 5:50 PM

President Htin Kyaw wants a new ministry for Aung San Suu Kyi s state advisor position

epa05279467 Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counselor of Myanmar speaks to members of Union Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-U) during a meeting in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 27 April 2016. Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi met with the JMC-U that includes eight armed groups which signed a ceasefire agreement with the government in October 2015. EPA/HEIN HTET

Myanmar president pardons 83 political prisoners

Apr 17, 2016 - 2:18 PM

UPDATED The amnesty is granted on the New Year of the Myanmar calendar to make people feel happy and peaceful

epa05262987 Political activist Than Swe (R) and his friend pose for a photo after their release from the Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar, 17 April 2016. Myanmar's new President Htin Kyaw granted amnesty to 83 political prisoners all over the country on the New Year of the Myanmar calendar, which was held from 13 April to 16 April. EPA/NYEIN CHAN NAING

Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets new role as special advisor

Apr 06, 2016 - 9:28 PM

The bill outlining her advisory role which mentions the Nobel laureate by name enables Suu Kyi to wield influence over parliament as well as in the cabinet in a position officially called state counsellor

ADVICE. Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw (L) listens to Myanmar's new Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi (R) after a meet with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not pictured) at the president's house in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, April 6, 2016. Photo by Hein Htet/EPA

Myanmar army MPs slam bill to create Suu Kyi 'advisor' role

Apr 01, 2016 - 4:30 PM

If passed a bill proposed by Aung San Suu Kyi s party would give her a steering role over parliament buttressed by the 4 ministerial posts she already holds in the new cabinet

UNCONSTITUTIONAL? New Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (R) greets First Vice President Myint Swe (L) on his arrival for a dinner reception following the swearing in ceremony of the new government in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 30, 2016. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/EPA

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to cement power with special 'advisor' role

Mar 31, 2016 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED This is expected to be met with little resistance but raises questions about Suu Kyi s ability to juggle several major posts

CIVILIAN LEADERS. Myanmar new president Htin Kyaw (L) and Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) arrive at the Union Parliament to take oath in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 30, 2016. Hein Htet/EPA

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In historic power shift, Myanmar swears in civilian president

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:21 PM

3rd UPDATE The US and EU hail Htin Kyaw s historic inauguration but warn that challenges still remain for Myanmar

epa05235671 Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (C), and Myanmar Vice Presidents Myint Swe (L) and Henry Van Thio (R) are sworn in during the oath taking ceremony at the Union Parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 30 March 2016. It is the first Myanmar's elected civilian-led government in more than 50 years. EPA/HEIN HTET

Blocked from presidency, Suu Kyi to be Myanmar foreign minister

Mar 22, 2016 - 12:16 PM

5th UPDATE The post gives the democracy veteran a formal position in the administration despite being blocked from the presidency

In this file photo, Aung San Suu Kyi attends a farewell ceremony at parliament in Naypyidaw on January 29, 2016. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar's ethnic rebels pin hope on new civilian president

Mar 19, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The new government has offered hope not only for our ethnic people but also the whole nation It is an elected government and they really know the people s wishes says one official

epa05217558 A picture made available on 18 March 2016 shows Htin Kyaw, newly elected president of Myanmar and member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, leaving after attending a union parliament session in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 17 March 2016. Myanmar's parliament on 15 March 2016 elected 69-year-old Htin Kyaw, an academic and long-time aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, as the country's next president. EPA/HEIN HTET

Conflict-plagued Myanmar plans ethnic ministry

Mar 17, 2016 - 5:05 PM

The proposal for an ethnic ministry is part of a wider civil service reform plan which will be tackled by lawmakers

epa05186700 A Kachin woman stands near her belonging as she moves into a new house that was provided by the Kachin regional government for resettlement in Myitkyina, Kachin state, northern Myanmar, 29 February 2016. The Kachin regional government had build the Ngwe Pyaw SanPya Village for the resettlement of refugees. About 53 families move to the newly build village from their refugee camp. Since 2011, thousands of local people have left their homes and took shelter in refugee camps to escape the ongoing battles between the Myanmar government's troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). EPA/SENG MAI

Hopes and hurdles await Myanmar's new government

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:12 PM

A novice administration led by Aung San Suu Kyi and her president proxy Htin Kyaw takes office later this month facing a raft of challenges – including conflict poverty and a still powerful military

The facade of Myanmar parliament complex located in the capital city of Naypyidaw is seen through the iron fence on March 16, 2016. Romeo Gacad/AFP

Historic vote hands Myanmar first civilian president in decades

Mar 15, 2016 - 8:05 AM

5th UPDATE This is sister Aung San Suu Kyi s victory says the newly elected Htin Kyaw

This photo is taken on Febuary 1, 2016 shows Htin Kyaw (C) talks with media in Myanmar's Lower house Parliament in the capital city of Naypyidaw. Stringer/AFP

Public backlash against Myanmar army's blacklisted VP nominee

Mar 12, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Social media sites and comment boards are flooded with criticism after Myint Swe s nomination was announced

NOMINATED. Myint Swe speaks during a press conference in Yangon on April 2, 2013. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Suu Kyi aide confirmed as president nominee, while army picks hardliner

Mar 11, 2016 - 3:38 PM

One further vote of approval from the combined houses is needed before he can officially be anointed leader of the nation that has been run by the military for decades

TOP CHOICE. A close advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi (L), Htin Kyaw (R), is the NLD's nominee from the lower house (Pyithu Hluttaw), making him a favorite to become president in a vote expected next week. File photo by Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Suu Kyi's right hand man turns presidential proxy

Mar 10, 2016 - 2:17 PM

4th UPDATE The nomination demonstrates Aung San Suu Kyi s faith in Htin Kyaw s absolute loyalty to act as her proxy

In this file picture taken on November 13, 2010, Htin Kyaw (L), a senior National League for Democracy (NLD) official stands next to Aung San Suu Kyi (R) at her residence on the day of her release from house arrest in Yangon where she was detained for nearly two decades. Soe Than Win/AFP

Suu Kyi nominates close aide for Myanmar president

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED The selection of Htin Kyaw a genial 69 year old economics graduate who went to school with Suu Kyi and now helps run her charitable foundation comes after months of fevered speculation

NEXT PRESIDENT? A picture made available on March 10, 2016 shows Htin Kyaw (C) from the National League for Democracy (NLD) party talking on stage during the opening ceremony of the Hospitality and Catering Training Academy in KawMhu township, Yangon, Myanmar, October 25, 2014. Nyein Chan Naing/EPA