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Suu Kyi delivers belated Nobel lecture

Suu Kyi delivers belated Nobel lecture

OSLO, Norway, June 16 (UPI) -- Myanmar dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi, delivering a belated Nobel lecture Saturday, said that winning the Peace Prize in 1991 drew her back into the world.

U.N. calls for probe in Myanmar violence

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, June 15 (UPI) -- Vijay Nambiar, the U.N. envoy for Myanmar called for an investigation into violence that occurred in the country's Rakhine state.

Suu Kyi seeks 'democracy-friendly' growth

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 14 (UPI) -- Activist and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar called Thursday for investment in her country that would foster political reform and democracy.

Britain seeks end to Myanmar rioting

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- Britain this week called for a peaceful resolution of ethnic and sectarian violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, where mounting casualties were reported.

HRW troubled by Myanmar violence

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Sectarian violence in Myanmar is reaching a crisis point despite a national declaration of emergency, Human Rights Watch said.
U.N. officials caution Myanmar on violence

U.N. officials caution Myanmar on violence

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, June 13 (UPI) -- U.N. officials are urging Myanmar President Thein Sein to use caution in handling an outbreak of ethnic violence in northern Rakhine state.

Myanmar president appeals for calm

YANGON, Myanmar, June 12 (UPI) -- Myanmar President Thein Sein has appealed for calm in Rakhine state as clashes between the Muslim minority and Buddhist majority escalate.

Myanmar declares emergency after 17 die

YANGON, Myanmar, June 11 (UPI) -- Myanmar declared a state of emergency in the western state of Rakhine, where 17 people died in clashes between Muslims and Buddhists, officials said.

Myanmar investigates religious unrest

YANGON, Myanmar, June 8 (UPI) -- Myanmar's government is to investigate what led to unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state earlier this week in which 10 Muslims died.

Suu Kyi reassures Myanmar's Karen refugees

YANGON, Myanmar, June 5 (UPI) -- Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi told the mostly Karen refugees in Mae La camp she will work to get them back to Myanmar as soon as possible.
Obama eases restrictions on Myanmar

Obama eases restrictions on Myanmar

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- President Obama said Thursday the United States is easing investment restrictions on Myanmar, citing the country's progress in "the path to democracy."

Myanmar and South Korea set for business

SEOUL, May 16 (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrive back from Myanmar with a pocket full of business agreements as well as a pledge to release a North Korean prisoner.

Lee makes 'landmark' visit to Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar, May 15 (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has embarked on a "landmark" but tightly monitored visit to Myanmar for talks with President Thein Sein.

Ethnic violence flares up in Myanmar

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 4 (UPI) -- At least 30 people were reportedly killed in clashes in Myanmar between government troops and Kachin ethnic rebel fighters, a national newspaper reported.

Ban praises Suu Kyi for her leadership

YANGON, Myanmar, May 2 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised Myanmar's main opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courage in the fight for human rights.
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Thein Sein
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) (L) meets with General Thein Sein in Yangon, Myanmar on August 15, 2009. Webb also met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained for 14 of the past 20 years and was convicted of violating the terms of her house arrest by allowing American John Yettaw to stay at her home for two days. After Sen. Webb's visit, the generals of Myanmar agreed to release Yettaw, who was sentenced to seven years of hard labor. UPI/Sen. Webb's office
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Thein Sein (Burmese: သိန်းစိန်, pronounced ; born 20 April 1945) is a Burmese politician and military figure who has been president of Myanmar (Burma) since March 2011. Previously he was Prime Minister from 2007 until 2011.

Thein Sein graduated from the 9th intake of the Defence Services Academy in 1968.

Thein Sein was appointed in April 2007 by the nation's ruling military junta as interim prime minister, replacing Soe Win, who was undergoing medical treatment. Thein Sein became Soe Win's permanent successor on 24 October 2007 after Soe Win's death on 12 October 2007.

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