Aung San Suu Kyi
Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid
An unusual constitutional rule stands in between Myanmar's most famous political prisoner and the presidency. And despite popular protest, an amendment, at the moment, appears unlikely.
Will development overshadow Myanmar’s rich cultural history?
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Now part two of Jeffrey Browns look at Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. RELATED LINKSInside Myanmar’s transition from isolation to openness What’s the future for Myanmar’s architectural past?...
Inside Myanmar’s transition from isolation to openness
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: In 2007, the world got a horrific peek inside the closed world of Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, as the military regime brutally crushed the Saffron Revolution, led by monks and students...
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Walks Fine Line In Her New Role
The Myanmar opposition leader is being criticized for cooperating with the former military rulers who kept her under house arrest for nearly two decades. But supporters say she is trying to show she has what it takes to lead the nation.
Aung San Suu Kyi Makes Midwest Detour On U.S. Visit
In her 17 day trip to the U.S., Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has stopped in places you'd expect like Washington, D.C., and New York City. But on Tuesday she's set to speak in Fort Wayne, Ind. The city is home to one of the largest...
For Myanmar Activist, A Welcome 40 Years In Waiting
Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been honored and celebrated on her first visit to the U.S. in 40 years. In various speeches, she's talked about learning to compromise with former military men in Myanmar's parliament who kept her under...
Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First U.S. Trip In Decades
Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has gone from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman and now she's in Washington to pick up numerous awards, including the highest honor from Congress. Her first public appearance is at the U.S....
Cheered In Europe, Suu Kyi Faces Crises In Myanmar
After her star treatment in Europe, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces a much tougher time at home, where the country faces a range of difficult issues, including violence between Muslims and Buddhists in the western part of the country.
'Many Strands' Of Suu Kyi's Life Unite In Oxford
The Burmese pro-democracy leader returned to her alma mater to receive the honorary degree she was unable to collect for more than a decade. Aung San Suu Kyi was a student, wife and mother in the city. A family friend says her time there gave Suu Kyi...
Oxford To Honor Suu Kyi After Years Of House Arrest
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is getting an honorary doctorate from Oxford Wednesday. Last week, she formally accepted the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. As she tours Europe, Suu Kyi is being honored for her nonviolent political protest...
Suu Kyi To Accept Nobel Peace Prize, Decades Late
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is due to make an acceptance speech in Oslo Saturday for the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Anthony Kuhn.
Europe Welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi
Pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi will make a long-awaited acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday for the Nobel Peace Prize she was awarded in 1991. She's traveling outside Southeast Asia for the first time in 24 years.
Suu Kyi Heads To Europe
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to leave for Europe Wednesday on her first trip to the continent in decades. She's due to address the U.N. on forced labor in Myanmar, also known as Burma, receive her 1991 Nobel Prize in Oslo...
A Nobel Acceptance Speech — Two Decades Overdue
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is now being allowed to travel abroad for the first time in nearly a quarter century. She's heading to Europe and plans to deliver several high-profile speeches, including an address for the Nobel Peace Prize she was not...
'Like Our Own Mother': Aung San Suu Kyi In Thailand
Myanmar's opposition leader dazzled in her first trip abroad in more than two decades, but her attention to Burmese refugees showed her political situation at home remains precarious.
Suu Kyi: Be Wary Of 'Reckless Optimism' In Myanmar
Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung Sang Suu Kyi is expected to ask for more aid and investment in her country in a speech on Friday. Suu Kyi, who is making her first visit outside Burma for 24 years, is due to addresses the South East Asia Economic...
Suu Kyi's First Trip Out Of Myanmar Signals New Era
Thousands of migrants from Myanmar turned out to greet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to Thailand. It was her first trip outside Burma for 24 years. Suu Kyi is attending an economic forum in Bangkok, and is also expected to visit...
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Suu Kyi Travels To Thailand
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has left Myanmar for the first time in more than two decades. Her first trip out of the country formerly known as Burma is on a short hop to Thailand to meet with refugees and attend the World Economic Forum on East...
Michelle Yeoh: Portraying An Icon In 'The Lady'
Actress Michelle Yeoh portrays Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi in the new biopic The Lady. Before she played a symbol of nonviolence, Yeoh began her film career as a fighter in martial arts pictures. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Yeoh about the film and her...
Myanmar's Isolation Gives Way To A Flood Of Visitors
The rapid pace of political change in Myanmar in the past year — capped by the recent election of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to Parliament — has tourists and foreign investors rushing to the country. And it's starting to get a little crowded.
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