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  • OPINION

    UN envoy averts possible military coup in Myanmar

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 23/06/2018

    » A UN envoy has inadvertently acted as a peacemaker between Myanmar's top civilian leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the army commander, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. Tension between the two leaders has been simmering since their confrontation during a top-level security meeting two weeks ago over the government's handling of Rakhine, and the UN's role in the return of thousands of Muslim refugees who have fled to Bangladesh for safety.

  • WORLD

    2018 will be make or break for Suu Kyi

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 20/11/2017

    » This month marks the second anniversary of Aung San Suu Kyi's electoral landslide at the 2015 polls. It also marks the start of her third year in power. This coming year is going to be a "make or break" year for her and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD). The euphoria that greeted the Lady's victory has subsided and been replaced by disappointment, disillusionment and frustration. It is also the year the NLD must cast a serious eye toward to the next elections in three years time.

  • OPINION

    Civilian-led peace plan for restive Rakhine takes off

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 26/10/2017

    » Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian-led initiative for Rakhine state is already up and running. Myanmar's business community has rallied around to back the government's plans, pledging financial support and promising to actively participate in restoring peace and stability to the strife-torn region in western Myanmar.

  • OPINION

    The Lady between a rock and a hard place

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 18/09/2017

    » Muslim Rohingya have fled across the border to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the past three weeks to escape the army's clearance operations. Human rights groups claim it is a "scorched earth" policy -- reminiscent of the military's traditional "four cuts" strategy for dealing with other conflict zones. About 3,000 houses have been razed to the ground, according to local activists.

  • OPINION

    Suu Kyi, general try to heal differences

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 13/02/2017

    » Myanmar's military chief Sen Gen Min Aung Hlaing and the country's top civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi -- the state counsellor and foreign minister -- have held a series of secret meetings over the last month or so. "These were unpublicised meetings, rather than secret meetings," according to senior members of the governing party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).

  • THAILAND

    Suu Kyi gives peace a chance

    Spectrum, Larry Jagan, Published on 28/08/2016

    » After months of preparation and a plethora of planning meetings, Aung San Suu Kyi has pulled off a significant coup with Myanmar's peace conference.

  • WORLD

    Suu Kyi, generals form a cosy alliance

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 16/05/2016

    » Myanmar's new democratic government, led by the charismatic Aung San Suu Kyi, has only been in power for 50 days.

  • OPINION

    Suu Kyi and army commander strike deal

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 27/02/2016

    » Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not push to be the new president, but instead will run the government from within the cabinet. The Lady — as she is widely known here — will appoint a proxy president, according to senior sources in the National League for Democracy (NLD). Instead, she will be either the foreign minister or senior minister in the cabinet, after the president is elected by the parliament toward the end of March, said a source in the NLD.

  • OPINION

    Myanmar starts new parliamentary era

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 01/02/2016

    » Myanmar's new members of parliament are convening in the legislature Monday. The first session since their election in November last year, this marks a significant step in Myanmar's road to full and genuine democracy.

  • THAILAND

    Suu Kyi supporters revel warily with an unfamiliar hope

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 08/11/2015

    » YANGON: When Aung San Suu Kyi took to the stage during the campaign, there was as much a sense of anticipation as there was of unfinished business. A feeling that this time she would claim the election win denied her 25 years ago.

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