Topic archives: Aung San Suu Kyi

Crikey Worm: senior Green calls for Di Natale’s resignation

March 20, 2018

Good morning, early birds. A senior Greens figure calls for Di Natale's head. Plus, the free speech award winners likely to have News Corp opinion writers up in arms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Will Turnbull confront Aung San Suu Kyi when she arrives for ASEAN?

March 14, 2018 12

Aung San Suu Kyi's upcoming visit to the ASEAN conference in Sydney this weekend raises important questions about Australia's relationship with Myanmar. Crikey investigates why.

The Myanmar military has a long, practised and sordid history of deceit

January 19, 2018 2

In times of national crisis, Myanmar’s martial tradition of dissembling and deceit, often breathtaking in its audacity, stretches back to the army’s earliest forays into national politics.

Suu Kyi’s inaction is only one part of Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

October 12, 2017

Suu Kyi's deeply disappointing response to plight of the Rohingya has captured the bulk of international attention, while many more of those accountable go unscrutinised, argues freelance writer and journalism tutor James Rose.

As Myanmar returns to being a pariah state, we should return to boycotting it

September 18, 2017 11

When Myanmar was a pariah state, many people boycotted it so as to not further line the pockets of the generals and their cronies who controlled the economy. Myanmar's return to committing obscene human rights abuses means we should reinstate this position.

Ethnic tensions seethe in Myanmar as persecuted Rohingya radicalise

August 30, 2017 11

Myanmar's Rohingya people have long been considered the most persecuted in the world and despite hopes for change with new political leadership it seems the same cruel story is set to play out yet again.

Should we rename buildings whose namesakes turn out to be objectionable?

March 31, 2017 5

As Melbourne University renames the Richard Berry Building on account of eugenics, it's time to ask: should we expect those who lend their names to things to remain of unimpeachable moral character?

Myanmar in arrested development, as Rohingya face ‘ethnic cleansing’

November 28, 2016 2

Despite Aung San Suu Kyi's election win, little has changed in Myanmar. For many of the country's minority groups, the situation has only gotten worse.

Suu Kyi won’t be president — but she’s still pulling the strings

March 11, 2016

But she will still wield enormous influence.

Myanmar’s Lady takes her seat, fails to stand by Muslim refugees

February 2, 2016 1

Aung San Suu Kyi's fate is still uncertain, but pales into insignificance against that of the ethnic Muslim Rohingyas.

Suu Kyi Myanmar’s victorious angel, but The Lady has her work cut out for her

Suu Kyi Myanmar’s victorious angel, but The Lady has her work cut out for her

November 10, 2015 2

The West, like the people of Myanmar, has placed outsized expectations on the shoulders of a 70-year-old woman with nil economic, diplomatic or management experience.

Suu Kyi, the Queen of Burma, preps for election, but demurs on Myanmar’s Muslims

Suu Kyi, the Queen of Burma, preps for election, but demurs on Myanmar’s Muslims

October 19, 2015 5

Three out of four people on the street in Myanmar predict Aung San Suu Kyi will get a majority in Myanmar's upcoming election.

Aung San Suu Kyi turning a blind eye to Rohingya plight

Aung San Suu Kyi turning a blind eye to Rohingya plight

June 1, 2015 3

Has Myanmar's opposition leader lost her moral authority?

Myanmar’s refugee crisis all but ignored by Australia

Myanmar’s refugee crisis all but ignored by Australia

May 21, 2015 3

Australia's response to the discovery of slave camps and mass graves in south-east Asia, as well as the persecution and exodus of Muslim Burmese is black mark against our international duty.

The complex relationship between China and Myanmar

February 17, 2015

Crikey readers have their say on Liberal Party leadership and other issues of the day.

Could Aung San Suu Kyi become president of Myanmar?

Could Aung San Suu Kyi become president of Myanmar?

February 13, 2015 4

As Myanmar's ruling government is pushing for regressive legislation amounting to religious apartheid, Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi makes a bold play for democracy.

Myanmar’s student protests a glimmer of hope for reform

Myanmar’s student protests a glimmer of hope for reform

November 28, 2014 2

Myanmar's students are unlikely to achieve much by their protest. But the fact that they are permitted to express their anger on the streets peacefully shows how far Myanmar has come.

Myanmar’s reform process is two steps forward, one back

Myanmar’s reform process is two steps forward, one back

November 21, 2014 1

Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi may be out of house arrest, but change is still moving slowly in Myanmar.

A Pope for our time

November 29, 2013

Crikey readers talk e-cigarettes, Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi and why this Pope is dope.

Aung San Suu Kyi on the past, the future, and the need for mercy

Aung San Suu Kyi on the past, the future, and the need for mercy

November 28, 2013 6

The Burmese democracy fighter spoke in Sydney last night on sacrifice, the 2015 elections in her country, and the need to temper justice by mercy. She visits Melbourne and Canberra next.