Burma

Politics
10:32 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Speaking in Kentucky, Burma's Opposition Hero Supports Lifting Sanctions

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she supports the lifting of remaining U.S. sanctions against her Asian country because the time has come for her countrymen to take full responsibility to root out any remaining human rights abuses.

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Politics
8:24 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Burmese Opposition Hero to Speak in Kentucky

Aung San Suu Kyi will speak in Louisville Sept. 24.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner for two decades, will speak at the University of Louisville. The university says in a news release that Suu Kyi will speak Sept. 24 as a guest of the McConnell Center.

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Politics
11:12 am
Tue June 12, 2012

McConnell: Don't Let Up on All Burma Sanctions Yet

The Senate Republican leader wants to renew an import ban on Myanmar to give the U.S. leverage to prompt further reforms in the military-dominated state. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced a resolution Tuesday that would renew sanctions for another year but would accommodate the Obama administration's waiver of restrictions on investment and financial services announced last month.

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