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Aung Hla Tun

Aung Hla Tun

    Burmese head to polls in historic election
    Burmese head to polls in historic election
    Burma votes on Sunday in its third election in half a century, a crucial test of its nascent reform credentials that could propel opposition leader...
    Prisoner release puts Burma's ball in the West's court
    Prisoner release puts Burma's ball in the West's court
    Burma freed at least 200 political prisoners on Friday in an amnesty that could embolden the opposition and put pressure on the West to lift...
    Political prisoners walk free as Burma comes in from the cold
    Political prisoners walk free as Burma comes in from the cold
    Political prisoners began to walk free from jails around Burma on Friday in an amnesty that officials said could cover a total 651 inmates, as one...
    Burma lifts ban on foreign news websites
    Burma lifts ban on foreign news websites
    Burma lifted bans on prominent news websites on Thursday, including some run by critics of the army-dominated government, and unblocked online...
    Suu Kyi's party urges West to keep Burma sanctions
    Suu Kyi's party urges West to keep Burma sanctions
    The party of Burma pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi recommended on Monday maintaining Western sanctions on the country, saying the embargoes...
    Burma's new Parliament appoints junta insider as president
    Burma's new Parliament appoints junta insider as president
    Burma Prime Minister Thein Sein was chosen on Friday to become the military-run country's first civilian president in half a century, a cosmetic...
    Suu Kyi prepares to address supporters
    Suu Kyi prepares to address supporters
    Burma pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi began her first day of freedom in seven years on Sunday with plans for a major speech to supporters...
    'Long live Aung San Suu Kyi'
    'Long live Aung San Suu Kyi'
    Burma democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi walked out of her home to rapturous cheers from thousands of supporters on Saturday after the country's...
    Junta silent as Burma awaits Suu Kyi release
    Junta silent as Burma awaits Suu Kyi release
    Detained Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was due to be freed from house arrest on Saturday, but there was still no sign the country's...
    Rumours swirl in Burma over Suu Kyi release
    Rumours swirl in Burma over Suu Kyi release
    Rumour and speculation about the imminent release of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi swept across Burma on Friday but there was no word from the...
    Burma pro-democracy parties concede defeat
    Burma pro-democracy parties concede defeat
    Burma's main pro-democracy parties conceded defeat on Tuesday in the country's first election in 20 years after the biggest military-backed party...
    Army-backed parties set to sweep Burma polls
    Army-backed parties set to sweep Burma polls
    Burma's military will keep its grip on power after the country's first election in 20 years, backed by parties that on Monday looked set to win a...