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Secretary Clinton delivers introductory remarks at an event honoring Aung San Suu Kyi at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Watch it here live at approximately 12:30 p.m. EDT today

On Tuesday, September 18th Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver introductory remarks at an event honoring Aung San Suu Kyi, at the U.S. Institute of Peace. The event, “On Burma/Myanmar in Transition: A Discussion with Aung San Suu Kyi” is sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Asia Society and the Department of State. The event will also include featured remarks by Aung San Suu Kyi. The discussion will focus on the democratic transition in Burma/Myanmar, the challenges that lay ahead, and the potential for a promising future.

The event is open to the press and will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance of the U.S. Institute of Peace.

This event will be streamed live at www.state.gov.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).

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Burma/Myanmar in Transition: A Discussion with Aung San Suu Kyi

After decades of stagnation under military rule, Burma/Myanmar finds itself in a particularly fluid and fragile transition. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been at the fore of her country’s transition, helping reshape its political development path.

In her first visit to the United States in more than 20 years and her first public event, the United States Institute of Peace and the Asia Society are honored to host Daw Aung San Suu Kyi for an engaging discussion on the democratic transition in Burma/Myanmar, the challenges that lay ahead, and the potential for a promising future.

This event will be webcast live beginning at 12:30pm EST on September 18, 2012. Interested journalists should contact Alex Ortolani or Steven Ruder. Join the conversation on Twitter with #AungSanSuuKyi.

Burma Hope and America Wills in the 21st Century People Liberation By. Nai Banya Hongsar

Perspective: Political of diplomacy has been shaped in my country or origin, Union of Myanmar this week, as approaching to the end of 2011, a year of aspiration and hope for local farmers and other ordinary citizens across the poor nation of isolation in the last sixty years. American diplomacy of ‘carrot and stick’ has played within its own national and regional interest with its assertion to the leadership of ‘Asia Pacific Regions’ by recently echo of President Barack Obama in Australia in early November. It is astonishing event to be watched that the most beautiful two ladies smile and share moment of joyful with white dress on top while a few men are watching behind the hotel door. Business of diplomacy is under the hand of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Burma’s hope for new century. This is my own assertion and hope for a real and genuine of diplomacy for freedom of people, the American dream in 19th century and beyond in the whole world. Continue reading “Burma Hope and America Wills in the 21st Century People Liberation By. Nai Banya Hongsar”

Women’s League of Burma welcomes the meeting between two women world leaders: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Mrs. Hillrary Clinton

Women’s League of Burma welcomes the face-to-face meeting between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, highly respected by the people of Burma and the international community alike, and US Secretary of State Mrs. Hillary Clinton to be held on December 2 to discuss about Burma’s political developments.

We truly believe that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Mrs. Hillary Clinton, being influential women national leaders, will work with their full heartfelt commitment for the long-term safety and well-being of women who compose of half of the world’s population, including in Burma.

Women are the most vulnerable and are victims of Burma’s deteriorating political, economic and social sectors. In addition, women living in conflict-raging ethnic states are currently being abused using many forms of violence, including gang rape, sexual-slavery, and slaughter.

At the 2009 United Nations Security Council Conference on Women, Security and Peace, Mrs. Hillary Clinton strongly denounced those responsible for committing acts of sexual violence against women during armed conflict in the Congo and demanded a harsh punishment for all perpetrators. We fervently request Mrs. Clinton to also call for bringing justice to women in Burma facing similar abuses and demand an end of the impunity that the members of military have significantly enjoyed.

Last May, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi acknowledged that rape is used as a weapon of war in the ethnic areas of Burma in her video message to the Conference on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict, organized by the Nobel Women’s Initiative in Montebello, Canada.

We welcome initiatives of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to bring increased number of women into political leadership and specifically into the National League for Democracy (NLD)’s new leading committee list that was required to register their party, which includes 11 female members out of 21.

We believe that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has taken the best choice and the most plausible strategy out of a terrible and very complex situation, and that she does so out of the highest interest for the people of Burma.

It is assured that we, the Women’s League of Burma, are in full support of our respective leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi while she takes politically sensitive steps at this juncture.

For Further information:
Saw San Nyreim Thu + 66 (0) 80 79 20 445
Thin Thin Aung + 66 (0) 80 33 84 542
Naw K’nyaw Paw + 66 (0) 81 02 95 503

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ကမၻာ့ အမ်ိဳးသမီးေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ႏွင့္ မစၥစ္ ဟီလာရီ ကလင္တန္တို႔ (၂)ဦး ေတြ႔ဆုံေဆြးေႏြးမႈအား အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ား အဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ)မွ ၾကိဳဆို

၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္၊ ဒီဇင္ဘာလ (၁) ရက္

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Ethnic leaders joining The Lady to meet Clinton tomorrow

THURSDAY, 01 DECEMBER 2011 11:10 S.H.A.N.

According to Shan sources in Rangoon, the schedule for visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to meet the Shans at their community temple tomorrow has been changed to a joint meeting at Aung San Suu Kyi’s home.

The meeting will be at 08:30 and joined by U Win Tin, the National League for Democracy’s elder, and 4 other representatives from the Committee Representing People’s Parliament (CRPP). The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) will be represented by Sai Saw Aung, an executive member of its secretariat.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks from airplane upon arrival in Naypyitaw (Photo: Saul Loeb/AP)

The venue will then move to Beithano (Vishnu) Art Gallery.

Asked what message the SNLD has for Mrs Clinton, Sai Lake, Spokesperson for the party, said Sai Saw Aung is expected to deliver a 3 point memo: Continue reading “Ethnic leaders joining The Lady to meet Clinton tomorrow”