Suu Kyi’s party claims to have won majority in Myanmar polls

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Voters in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, turned up in large numbers Sunday to vote in nationwide elections that are expected to return to power the party of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won the last elections in 2015 in a landslide, […]

Campaigning parties ignore Myanmar’s economic plight

Tens of thousands of people are going hungry under lockdown in Yangon and yet one week before the general elections neither the ruling party nor opposition are addressing their needs to try and win their votes. Instead Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government hands out special car import permits to senior bureaucrats and military personnel […]

The untold love story of Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

When I began to research a screenplay about Aung San Suu Kyi four years ago, I wasn’t expecting to uncover one of the great love stories of our time. Yet what emerged was a tale so romantic – and yet so heartbreaking – it sounded more like a pitch for a Hollywood weepie: an exquisitely […]