Activists complain that U.S. President Barack Obama, who welcomes Myanmar’s President Thein Sein to the White House this week, is embracing the former general too soon, before he’s proved his reformist bona fides. In fact, Obama is late to the party.
Voters in the Philippines appear to have delivered a resounding victory to President Benigno Aquino in midterm elections. The son of former President Corazon Aquino looks set to control both houses of Congress, giving him a mandate to continue his reform policies. His biggest worry now is making them stick.
Former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, elected yesterday as chairwoman of Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy, urged her party to forge closer ties with the military before national elections in 2015.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is pressing Myanmar’s leaders over concerns about the country’s links to North Korea and its lack of internal freedoms, ahead of a meeting with civil rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Myanmar civil rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi after pressing the nation’s leaders over concerns about links to North Korea and the country’s lack of internal freedoms.
Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader of Myanmar's democracy movement Aung San Suu Kyi discusses her role in her country's political transition. TONIGHT on Charlie Rose @ 7p & 10p ET. (Source: Bloomberg)