Nicole Winfield and Julhas Alam / The Associated PressDec 1, 2017
In a Bangladesh meeting, Francis asks for forgiveness from a people being persecuted in Myanmar. In doing so he speaks the group's name, which he had been advised to avoid. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / Truthdig and Larry GrossSep 10, 2017
Narratives about his supporters leave out important data; Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is under pressure to condemn the Rohingya massacre. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / TruthdigSep 3, 2017
Horrific attacks on Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, which have forced thousands to flee in recent days, have elicited no interest from the mass media. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 2, 2012
She's attracted international attention to her cause, and now she's bringing change to her native Burma, as pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi led her political party, the National League for Democracy, to claim 40 of 45 parliamentary seats up for the vote in last weekend's by-elections. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 15, 2012
Washington is pleased with Burma. The military-backed government instituted a series of human rights reforms, including a cease-fire with ethnic rebels and the release of allegedly hundreds of political prisoners, that allows the U.S. to do business with the strategically situated Asian country with reduced criticism. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 30, 2011
Malaysian-born Michelle Yeoh is one of very few actors to have found onscreen success in her home base of Hong Kong as well as in Hollywood But since she played the part of Burmese political crusader Aung San Suu Kyi in Luc Besson's (more). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigNov 13, 2010
Reports are streaming in that suggest Burmese military authorities have authorized the release of pro-democracy superstar Aung San Suu Kyi after a national election in the junta-led country. Suu Kyi has lived the past seven years under house arrest and 15 of the past 21 years in state-sponsored detention. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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