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Obama sends Clinton to Myanmar to propel reforms

President Barack Obama said Friday he will send Hillary Clinton to Myanmar next month in the first visit by a US secretary of state for 50 years, to propel “flickers” of democratic reform. The announcement of the historic trip, to begin on December 1, came as opposition leader Aung San…

South Africa drags feet in democracy struggle: Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday criticised South Africa for stalling on awarding a visa to the Dalai Lama and for lacking “enthusiasm” in fighting for democracy elsewhere. “Sometimes we get the feeling perhaps that South Africa, or rather I must be frank and say perhaps South…

Myanmar frees democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military government freed its archrival, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday after her latest term of detention expired. Several thousand jubilant supporters streamed to her residence. A smiling Suu Kyi, wearing a traditional jacket and a flower in her hair, appeared at the gate of her compound…

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