Aung San Suu Kyi

Phyo Zeya Thaw arrives at the Myanmar parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Aug. 19, 2015.

Mynamar junta executes 4 pro-democracy activists to ‘instill fear,’ Radio Free Asia editor says

Human rights

Myanmar’s government confirmed Monday it had carried out its first executions in nearly 50 years, hanging a former lawmaker, a democracy activist and two other political prisoners.

In this image provided by the Military True News Information Team, supporters of the military government hold nationalistic banners and portraits of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, chairman of the State Administration Council.

Myanmar revolutionaries seek $1 billion frozen by the US

Global Politics
An anti-coup protester looks at the images of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, on April 26, 2021.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer sees little chance for a fair trial

Anti-coup protesters walk through a market with images of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at Kamayut township in Yangon, Myanmar, April 8, 2021. They walked through the markets and streets of Kamayut township with slogans to show their disaffection

‘Our unity is our hope,’ exiled Myanmar envoy says

Conflict & Justice
Demonstrators gather

In Myanmar’s uprising, some fight for more than just ‘democracy’

Conflict & Justice
Myanmar nationals living in Thailand hold pictures of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar military Commander in Chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing during a protest in front of the United Nations building in Bangkok, Feb. 3, 2021. 

Relent or resist the coup? Myanmar’s citizens plot their next move. 


The party is helmed by Myanmar’s most famous person, living or dead: Aung San Suu Kyi. Now, “Aunty Suu,” as she is widely known, is deposed and detained, along with hundreds of other elected politicians.

A man cast his ballot during the early voting ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread in Yangon, Myanmar, Oct. 30, 2020.

Myanmar prepares for a remarkable but messy election 


On Sunday, Nov. 8, Myanmar will hold its second major election since the end of totalitarian rule. Thant Myint-U, a Burmese author and historian, speaks to The World’s Southeast Asia correspondent, Patrick Winn, about its implications.

A man sits down with flags in the background

Bill Richardson says Aung San Suu Kyi ‘doesn’t deserve credit’ for releasing two jailed journalists

Foreign policy

Following the recent release of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, former UN Ambassador and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson spoke to Marco Werman about Aung San Suu Kyi and the dark realities of the government of Myanmar.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar: Invest here, please. Don’t mind the insurgents.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state councilor and political leader, is struggling to lure global investment to Rakhine.

Two detained journalists in handcuffs give two thumbs up and fists raised.

Lawyers of jailed reporters in Myanmar appeal case, citing police setup


Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were found guilty and sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act. Their lawyers say courts lack proof of ‘intent to harm.’