Obama, Suu Kyi Meet As Myanmar Hero Shifts Role

YANGON, Nov 14: When President Barack Obama meets with Myanmar‘s opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, he will encounter a figure in the midst of an evolution he finds familiar: the shift from history-making trailblazer to establishment politician. Four years after being released from house arrest, Suu Kyi is now a member of Myanmar’s Parliament and has been pushing for changes to...

Family Of 9/11 Manipuri Victim Celebrates Osama Death

IMPHAL, May 2: Like the rest of the world, the news of Osama bin Laden‘s death brought cheers to the Manipur capital where the relatives and friends of a 9/11 victim from Imphal celebrated the sensational event. Jupiter Yambem (42), a native of Imphal’s Uripok Yambem Leikai, was among the 3,000 people who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. He was a banquet manager with Windows...

EDITORIAL: Of Character And Conviction

Launching a movement is one thing and sustaining it against all odds is an altogether proposition, though both demand their pound of flesh. History is perhaps the best teacher and how mankind respond to the records of the past will certainly have a bearing on the present as well as the future and only a people, who have had to undergo the test by fire will understand the point of disconnect between...

Love Obama, Bunk His Lecture, Strategic Trio Force Delhi’s Yangon Hand

NEW DELHI, Nov 9: President Barack Obama has asked India not to ‘shy away’ from the Myanmar question but in New Delhi ‘” and in Calcutta, from where Fort William largely shapes the country’s Burma policy ‘” the security establishment is unwavering in continuing to engage Yangon. Even as the US mounts pressure on India to be more vocal in its support of the democratic...