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Burma’s new era comes together, sort of

14-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s new era under Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy began to take shape with the presidential selection process that began Thursday. But even [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi will soon take her seat as Burma’s leader — by proxy

14-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Theguardian | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi won a great victory in November last year when her party swept the board in the general election, but Myanmar politics still resembles a tug of war between [...]
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Loyalist of Aung San Suu Kyi in Line for Burma Presidency

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s pro-democracy movement, named a longtime party loyalist on Thursday as the country’s likely next [...]
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Presidency beckons for Suu Kyi confidant after two months in party

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Until two months ago, Htin Kyaw was not even a member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD). Now, he is the favoured presidential candidate of [...]
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Suu Kyi loyalist confirmed for Burma presidential race

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

A longtime confidante of Aung San Suu Kyi was confirmed Friday in a parliamentary vote as one of the three final candidates to be Myanmar’s next president, albeit as a [...]
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Suu Kyi’s right hand man turns presidential proxy

Suu Kyi’s right hand man turns presidential proxy

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As he stood beside Aung San Suu Kyi at the gates of her mansion celebrating her release from house arrest in 2010, Htin Kyaw likely never imagined he would be named to rule [...]
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Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi denied Burma’s presidency

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

She is the iconic face of democracy in a country crushed by more than a half-century of military rule – a former political prisoner, Nobel laureate and the head of the [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi’s party nominates trusted aide to be Burma’s president

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

The party of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi nominated one of her closest advisers Thursday as its candidate for president, ending for now her efforts to [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi Apologises For Not Becoming Burma’s President

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Despite controlling Myanmar’s newly sworn-in parliament, the party led by Aung San Suu Kyi can’t name her as a presidential candidate because she’s [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Chooses Burma’s Next President

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Longtime Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday apologised to her supporters for not becoming the country’s next president, who is likely instead to be [...]
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Burma: End relentless crackdown on student protesters

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Amnesty Usa | 6:00 AM

One year after police violently dispersed largely peaceful student protests in Myanmar, the authorities continue their relentless crackdown on student activists and anyone [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi nominates close aide for president

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi was Thursday finally ruled out of the running to become Myanmar’s next president, as her party nominated one of her most loyal aides to rule the [...]
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Suu Kyi proxy a step closer to Burma presidency

12-Mar-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

SETHLUI.com Myanmar’s lower house of parliament voted on Friday to confirm a close friend and confidant of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as its presidential [...]
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Burma court reopens trial of two Muslim activists

11-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

A Myanmar court has reopened a trial of two Muslims – already given two years jail on immigration offenses – on charges of contacting a blacklisted organisation [...]
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Burma holds its breath for presidential revelation

Burma holds its breath for presidential revelation

11-Mar-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party is due to reveal its nominations for Myanmar’s presidency Thursday, after months of fevered speculation over who will be [...]
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