Posts Tagged ‘Aung San Suu Kyi’

Fears of ‘digital dictatorship’ as Myanmar deploys AI

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Protesters in Myanmar fear they are being tracked with Chinese facial recognition technology, as spiraling violence and street surveillance spark fears of a “digital dictatorship” to replace ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Human rights groups say the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to check on citizens’ movements poses a “serious threat” to their liberty. Read more

Myanmar and Vatican sign diplomatic agreement

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Pope Francis welcomed Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to the Vatican last week as a new agreement between the Vatican and Myanmar was signed. The occasion saw Suu Kyi and Francis formally agree to a diplomatic relationship between the Vatican and Myanmar. The agreement says it aims to “establish diplomatic relations at the Read more

Van Thio – from Otago freezing worker to vice president of Myanmar

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Henry Van Thio, who lived in Dunedin from 2011 until last year, has been sworn in as second vice-president in a historic moment for Myanmar – formerly known as Burma. Only two years before his swearing in, he was working at Silver Fern Farms’ Finegand freezing works, while his wife Anna Sui studied towards a PhD Read more

Pope supports Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Friday, November 1st, 2013

During a meeting with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Pope Francis has expressed his support for her commitment towards democracy in her country. While the Pope assured the Nobel Peace Prize winner of the Church’s support for her cause, he specified that the Church does not show discrimination but is at the service Read more