The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
By United Press International

Rights group claims Myanmar has discrimination policy

YANGON, Myanmar, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- A human rights group says "leaked documents" show Myanmar's government has a policy of discrimination against Muslim Rohingya, including restricting family size.

Myanmar president backs changes for presidential requirements

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Myanmar President Thein Sein said he backs changing the country's constitution to allow "any citizen" to become president, regardless of family circumstances.

Suu Kyi tells Australian audience, value and protect democracy

MELBOURNE, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told an audience at an Australian university Saturday to value their country's democracy.
In Sydney, Aung San Suu Kyi discusses democracy struggles

In Sydney, Aung San Suu Kyi discusses democracy struggles

SYDNEY, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi spoke of her struggles in Myanmar to an audience Wednesday in Sydney, the first stop of her visit to Australia.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

Ashton: EU steady partner for Myanmar

BRUSSELS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Monday the bloc is resolved to help Myanmar chart a course to peace and sustainable development.

Pope Francis, Myanmar political leader Suu Kyi meet

ROME, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Pope Francis spoke of the need for more love in the world, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar said Monday after meeting with him in Rome.

'Climate of fear' grips Myanmar's Buddhists and Muslims

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the country shows that a "climate of fear" has gripped both groups.
By United Press International
Aung San Suu Kyi finally receives 1990 Sakharov Prize

Aung San Suu Kyi finally receives 1990 Sakharov Prize

STRASBOURG, France, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Myanmar human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the European Union's Sakharov Prize in Strasbourg, France, Tuesday, 23 years after she won it.

Canada grants Malala Yousafzai honorary citizenship

OTTAWA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai will become the second woman and first teen to be an honorary Canadian, the government said Wednesday.

More voices needed in Myanmar, rights group says

PARIS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A European focus on normalizing relations with Myanmar risks sidelining the civil voice needed for an inclusive democracy, a Parisian rights consortium said.

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

British spy chief: Snowden leaks a 'gift' to terrorists

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Edward Snowden's spying leaks give terrorists "the gift they need to evade us and strike at will," the head of Britain's domestic intelligence agency said.

Myanmar facing Constitutional crisis

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The ruling party in Myanmar said revising a constitution adopted in 2008 would be a threat to national security.
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Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to a crowd in this undated photo. (UPI Photo)

Aung San Suu Kyi (Burmese: အောင်ဆန်းစုကြည်; MLCTS: aung hcan: cu. krany; Burmese pronunciation: ; born 19 June 1945) is a Burould lead Burma, Pravda Online. 25 September 2007</ref> She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her release on 13 November 2010.

Aung San Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country, one of only five people ever to receive the honor. Aung San Suu Kyi is the third child and only daughter of Aung San, considered to be the father of modern-day Burma.

Aung San Suu Kyi derives her name from three relatives: "Aung San" from her father, "Suu" from her paternal grandmother and "Kyi" from her mother Khin Kyi. She is frequently called Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Daw is not part of her name, but is an honorific, similar to madame, for older, revered women, literally meaning "aunt." She is also often referred to as Daw Suu by the Burmese (or Amay Suu, lit. "Mother Suu," by some followers), or "Aunty Suu", and as Dr. Suu Kyi, Ms. Suu Kyi, or Mrs. Suu Kyi by the foreign media. However, like other Burmese, she has no surname (see Burmese names). The pronunciation of her name is approximated as "Awn Sahn Sue Chee," although the "ch" in "Chee" is unaspirated.

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