Myanmar's outgoing president cancels visit to US-ASEAN summit next week


YANGON Myanmar's outgoing President Thein Sein has at the last minute cancelled plans to attend the U.S.-ASEAN summit in California next week, his office said late on Thursday, giving no reasons for the decision.


Myanmar presidential vote to start on March 17 as transition talks drag on 08 Feb 2016

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar's parliament will begin its election of the new president on March 17, cutting very close to an April 1 deadline, suggesting talks between Aung San Suu Kyi's victorious party and the military are likely to take longer than planned.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi names former general to head key advisory panel 05 Feb 2016

YANGON Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party on Friday nominated Shwe Mann, one of the country's most powerful politicians, to head a prominent legal advisory panel, as the freshly-elected parliament prepares to choose a new president.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi lauds choice of ethnic and army-backed parliamentary speakers 03 Feb 2016

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi pushed the message of national reconciliation on Wednesday, lauding the choice of representatives from ethnic minorities and the army-backed party as parliamentary speakers in a chamber dominated by her allies.


Travel ban fuels talk of Myanmar constitutional challenge 02 Feb 2016

NAYPYITAW/YANGON The party of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has instructed its lawmakers not to leave the capital, rank-and-file members said, fuelling speculation of a legal bid to sidestep a clause in the constitution barring the democracy champion from the presidency.


Suu Kyi allies form Myanmar ruling party after decades of struggle 01 Feb 2016

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar Hundreds of lawmakers from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy were sworn into Myanmar's parliament on Monday, with enough seats to choose the country's first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962. | Video


Artists and prisoners face former foes as Myanmar's new rulers take seats 01 Feb 2016

YANGON Taking his seat in Myanmar's parliament for the first time, Myo Zaw Aung, a one-time bodyguard for Aung San Suu Kyi, acknowledged the dozens of new lawmakers from her National League for Democracy (NLD) had a daunting task ahead.


Myanmar's Suu Kyi readies for power as her party comes to parliament 29 Jan 2016

NAYPYITAW After sweeping a historic election in November, Myanmar's democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday bid farewell to outgoing lawmakers and prepared to form the country's first democratically elected government since the 1960s.


Myanmar's outgoing Thein Sein promises to help new government 28 Jan 2016

NAYPYITAW Myanmar President Thein Sein on Thursday called on political parties to work together for the national interest and said he would help the new government of democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi. | Video


Unease stirs as Myanmar's Suu Kyi reaches out to former foes 28 Jan 2016

YANGON When leaders of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy huddled this month to discuss the transfer of power in Myanmar, they quickly reached decisions on who from the party should take the key posts in the next parliament.

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A patient from Myanmar looks through the window of the Mae Tao clinic in Mae Sot, in northwest Thailand October 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

An uncertain fate

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