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    NLD believes Suu Kyi can be president

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Myanmar's opposition leader is planning to be the country's next president after her party overwhelmingly won this month's polls. Although the constitution bars Aung San Suu Kyi from the position -- because she was married to a foreigner and her two children are foreign nationals -- she and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), are preparing to nominate her when parliament convenes at the end of January.

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    Envoy queries Korea award for Jatupat

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 10/05/2017

    » The Thai ambassador to Seoul has written to a human rights award committee in South Korea asking it to reconsider honouring jailed activist Jatupat Boonpattararaksa this month, who stands accused of breaking lese majeste and other laws.

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    In our Oscar worthy Blah Blah Land

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 25/02/2017

    » The bonbon labelled La La Land is likely to rule the Oscars come Monday morning. While in our Blah Blah Land the drama is bitter, the song muted and the sky inclement.

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    Turkey is swiftly heading towards a regime of terror

    News, Published on 12/11/2016

    » 'In Turkey, we are progressively putting behind bars all people who take the liberty of voicing even the slightest criticism of the government," wrote author Orhan Pamuk, Turkey's first Nobel Prize winner. "Freedom of thought no longer exists. We are distancing ourselves at high speed from a state of law and heading towards a regime of terror" that is driven by "the most ferocious hatred".

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    Suu Kyi's wavering political stance

    News, Nehginpao Kipgen, Published on 04/11/2016

    » There has been an online campaign calling for the confiscation of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to now Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991. The petition demands the Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to "take back" the prize and argues that it should be awarded to "only those who are serious in keeping the world peace".

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    Democratic era dawns on the generals

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 10/11/2015

    » Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), are heading for a historic landslide victory in Sunday's elections. Although the official results are days away -- the charismatic pro-democracy leader seems certain to control the lower house, and may even have an absolute majority in the parliament as a whole.

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