Peace and Freedom


Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi attends a ceremony in celebration of her 70th birthday at the Royal Garden restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo credit EPA

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on her party Sunday to push for a landslide victory at crucial elections expected later this year as she celebrated her birthday with supporters.

The comments came after the Nobel Peace Prize winner – who turned 70 on Friday – cut a birthday cake alongside fellow National League for Democracy (NLD) luminaries during an official celebration at a restaurant famed for being a dissident meeting place.

Myanmar is expected to hold its first national vote in a quarter of a century sometime in October or November with many expecting Suu Kyi’s NLD to sweep the board if the polls are free and fair. But the dissident turned opposition politician warned party…

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