Myanmar President - updates

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Suu Kyi ally looks set for Myanmar presidency

Mar 23, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Win Myint is the favorite to take over the presidency when he resigned from his position as lower house speaker shortly Htin Kyaw abruptly stepped down as president on Wednesday

WIN MYINT. Myanmar lower house parliament speaker Win Myint, a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) arrives for at the lower house of parliament in Naypyidaw on March 11, 2016. File photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Myanmar lifts state of emergency in troubled Rakhine State

Mar 29, 2016 - 4:55 PM

A statement announcing the order says there is currently no threat of danger to people s lives in Rakhine

epa05225291 Family members of Rohingya gather in front of their hut at an Internally Displace Persons (IDPs) camp near Sittwe of Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 22 March 2016. According to media reports, the US State Department said on 21 March 2016 that Myanmar is persecuting its Rohingya Muslims, but not at the level of genocide. EPA/NYUNT WIN

China, Myanmar ink $7.8 billion in deals – state media

Nov 15, 2014 - 2:49 PM

Deals overseen by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Myanmar President Thein Sein include agreements to build power plans fuelled by natural gas

Myanmar's President Thein Sein sits as he chairs the ASEAN Plus Three Summit at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw on November 13, 2014.  Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Aquino, Japan PM Abe discuss closer ties, China

Nov 13, 2014 - 1:23 PM

President Benigno Aquino III and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet at the sidelines of the 25th ASEAN Summit to discuss various issues including their respective disputes with China

BILATERAL MEETING. President Benigno Aquino III meets with Japan PM Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the 25th ASEAN Summit. Malacañang Photo Bureau

VLOG: China, integration take center stage at ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:30 PM

ASEAN member nations agree on the need to conclude a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea as ASEAN gears up for an integrated ASEAN Economic Community in 2015

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (5-L) holds hands with Myanmar President Thein Sein (C) and leaders of the other ten nations during the 25th ASEAN Summit. Photo by Barbara Walton/EPA

PH seeks ASEAN partners' support for case vs China

Nov 12, 2014 - 8:15 PM

In Myanmar President Benigno Aquino III reiterates the importance of pursuing a peaceful resolution to the maritime dispute in various ASEAN related summits and is adamant about pushing for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea

SEEKING SUPPORT. President Benigno Aquino III seeks support from ASEAN dialogue partner for its arbitral case against China. Malacañang Photo Bureau

25th ASEAN Summit opens in Myanmar

Nov 12, 2014 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED President Benigno Aquino III is the last ASEAN head of state to arrive as Myanmar President Thein Sein welcomes guests to the 25th ASEAN Summit

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders (L-R) Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Myanmar President Thein Sein, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia President Joko Widodo and Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong link their hand for a group photo session during the opening ceremony of the 25th ASEAN Summit at Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, 12 November 2014. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Aung San Suu Kyi hopes to visit PH soon

Jun 07, 2013 - 10:15 PM

Myanmar pro democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi hopes to visit the Philippines soon

SOON. Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi hopes to visit the Philippines soon. Photo by Malacanang Photo Bureau

Aquino's trip to Myanmar for WEF to cost P6-M

Jun 07, 2013 - 4:15 PM

The budget covers the charter lease accommodations transportation food and equipment among others for the President and his official delegation

INVITATION. President Benigno Aquino III asks foreign businessmen and tourists to look at the Philippines when he attends the World Economic Forum in Myanmar. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to run for president

Jun 06, 2013 - 3:33 PM

UPDATE I want to run for president and I m quite frank about it Myanmar s democracy icon says

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) attends the lower house parliament session in Naypyidaw on July 9, 2012. Suu Kyi made her historic parliamentary debut on July 9, marking a new phase in her near quarter century struggle to bring democracy to her army-dominated homeland. AFP PHOTO / Soe Than WIN

Clinton to meet Myanmar leader

Jul 13, 2012 - 10:53 AM

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will mee with Myanmar President Thein Sein after US eased restrictions on Myanmar