Latest Aung San Suu Kyi News

Myanmar court gives go-ahead for Suu Kyi corruption trial

May. 24, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday that a corruption trial for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and three political colleagues will continue after finding that prosecutors presented sufficient evidence for their indictment. Suu Kyi, who was forced from office when the...

Myanmar leader begins peace talks with ethnic militia groups

May. 20, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Myanmar’s military government on Friday held the first in a monthlong series of person-to-person peace talks he has initiated with the country’s historically restive ethnic minority groups, state media reported. Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing held...

Malaysian foreign minister meets Myanmar opposition figure

May. 15, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The foreign minister of Myanmar’s shadow government, which opposes the military council that runs the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation, on Sunday described as “productive” a meeting she had with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. The Saturday...

Biden hosts ASEAN leaders as he tries to show Pacific focus

May. 12, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday kicked off the first-ever Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit to be held in Washington as his administration makes an extended effort to demonstrate that the United States has not lost focus on the Pacific even while dealing with...

Myanmar to resume issuing tourist visas after 2-year hiatus

May. 12, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar announced Thursday it will resume issuing visas for visitors in an effort to help its moribund tourism industry, devastated by the coronavirus pandemic and violent political unrest. Starting on Sunday, tourist “e-Visas” will be provided online in a move...

Cambodia hosts meeting on humanitarian assistance to Myanmar

May. 06, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations met Friday in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, in a new effort to organize humanitarian assistance for strife-torn Myanmar, a goal that critics feel falls short of addressing the causes of the crisis in the...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi charged with bribery as new trial opens

May. 02, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial Monday in a new corruption case against her, alleging she took $550,000 in bribes from a construction magnate. She is charged with two counts under the country's the Anti-Corruption Act, with each count punishable...

Japan's Kishida holds talks with Thailand's leader

May. 02, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met Monday with his Thai counterpart, Prayuth Chan-ocha, for talks about economic, security and geopolitical issues, including political upheaval in Myanmar and Russia’s war in Ukraine. The two leaders also oversaw the signing...

Today in History: May 2, Mandela claims victory

May. 02, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2022. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 1994, Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa’s first democratic elections; President F.W....

Malaysian state energy company leaves Myanmar gas project

Apr. 29, 2022 12:00 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company, announced Friday that it is withdrawing from its participation in Myanmar’s offshore Yetagun natural gas project. The company, through two subsidiaries, has held a 40.9% participating interest in the project,...