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post 25 October 2013
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Aung San Suu Kyi: falling from grace

People are beginning to question the judgement of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's icon of democracy, and an interview she gave about the Rohingya will add to those doubts.

post 28 May 2013
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Burma: Rohingya Muslims restricted to two children

Aung San Suu Kyi has remained silent on the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims. With her criticism of "discrimination", is she now changing her tune?

article 19 November 2012 World, Burma
Barack Obama embraces Aung San Suu Kyi (Reuters)
by Barack Obama in historic Burma visit

Barack Obama becomes the first US president to visit Burma, in a six-hour trip that acknowledged the country's steps towards democratic change.

post 03 October 2012
Why is Aung San Suu Kyi not standing up for the Rohingya?

Whilst the ongoing reform in Burma is good, thousands are still being trapped within their villages. Why doesn't Aung San Suu Kyi stand up for the Rohingya?

article 13 September 2012 World, Burma
Asia correspondent John Sparks gains exclusive access to Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state
'We have nowhere to bury our dead'

Three months after ethnic clashes in western Burma, Asia correspondent John Sparks gains exclusive access to Rohingya Muslims confined in fortress-like Rakhine state.

article 21 June 2012 UK, Burma
Aung San Suu Kyi
Fatima Manji by Aung San Suu Kyi: help bring reforms to Burma

The Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi asks Britain for help to bring 'greater opportunities' to her country as she makes a historic address to the Palace of Westminster.

post 21 June 2012
Read more from John Sparks on the World News blog Aung San Suu Kyi facing the challenge of a divided nation

Feted in the West, Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces difficult political problems at home.

post 20 June 2012
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog Back to Oxford for Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi returns to Oxford to receive an honorary doctorate - and tells Channel 4 News being back there made her feel younger again.

article 19 June 2012 UK, Burma
On the first day of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to the UK, she emphasises the importance of the rule of law as a means to achieving democracy.
Democracy through rule of law, says Aung San Suu Kyi

On the first day of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to the UK, she emphasises the importance of the "rule of law" as a means to achieving democracy.