Aung San Suu Kyi

Canada Should Stand Up For The Persecuted Rohingya Of Myanmar

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

Entire Rohingya villages have been destroyed. Fleeing the violence in Myanmar, thousands of the Rohingya have taken refuge in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand; thousands more have died fleeing, many drowning in overcrowded boats.

Dion: Aung San Suu Kyi 'De Facto' Leader Of Myanmar

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2017 | Canada Politics

Dion was the latest dignitary to meet Suu Kyi.

Myanmar - Will They Get It Right This Time?

Robb Lucy | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada
Robb Lucy

Myanmar is a country in transition. And be forewarned - I may recommend you pack your carry-on and visit before we help it 'develop'. But first, some background.

Myanmar Election Results Trickle In, Suu Kyi's Party Claiming Victory

CP | Esther Htusan And Vijay Joshi, The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada

Aung San Suu Kyi said her National League for Democracy expects to win 75 per cent of the seats contested in the 664-member Parliament.

Hundreds Celebrate Suu Kyi's Likely Win In Myanmar Elections

CP | Esther Htusan, The Associated Press | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada

"There will be more freedom in our country if the NLD wins. Our country will be better. Our lives will be better.''

Optimism For Burma Quietly Gives Way To Oppression And Violence

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada
Capt. Trevor Greene

There was optimism and hope in the air four years ago, when Burma's democratic government prised control of the country from the military after 49 years of brutal rule. The Burmese, and indeed the world, looked to the new government to relax the iron grip of the army and initiate a wave of liberal change. But the new leaders are still cracking down on ethnic minorities and students as if it was a force of habit.

Western Business Must Walk the Talk in Myanmar

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Business
Errol P. Mendes

Many people in Myanmar commemorated the 25th anniversary this September of one of the bloodiest crackdowns in the country's history. Western business should be encouraged to bring more socially responsible practices to Myanmar but should take critical measures to ensure that they not become part of the democracy-hindering problem rather than the solution.

The Hidden Genocide of Muslims

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

I've been reading about the war in Burma/Myanmar. It's a conflict between the Buddhist Burmese majority and approximately 800,000 Royhingya Muslims in the Arakan (Rakhine) State. They are among the world's least wanted and most persecuted people.

Baird Makes Freedom Fighter Suu Kyi A Canadian Amid Election Fight

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada Politics

YANGON, Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi used Thursday's visit of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird to fire another round in her long fight for freedom ...

Beware of Becoming Burma's Useful Idiots

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

To say that the Burmese generals who have been meeting with diplomatic A-list visitors such as Clinton and Hague have blood on their hands is almost an understatement. Aside from the 1988 crackdown, which killed thousands of young activists, many shot at point-blank range, their record of repression includes the crackdown on monks and other peaceful protesters.

Amnesty Marks 50 Years of Advancing Freedom

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.14.2011 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

As near as 15 years ago, says Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, it would have been "a pie in the sky dream" for Moammar Gadhafi to be indicted by a united front of governments. It's a stark reminder for Canada to "stand on guard" and oppose crimes against humanity.