Aung San Suu Kyi meets Burma president

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met the country’s new leader, President Thein Sein, for the first time.

The meeting came as she paid her first visit to the remote capital, Naypyidaw, to attend an economic forum.

Government officials said she met the former general at the presidential palace, but gave no further details.

The move comes amid signs that the new government is trying to soften its image.

It came to power after widely criticised elections in November 2010 that replaced military rule with an army-backed, nominally civilian government.

The polls were boycotted by Ms Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), because of election laws it said were unfair.

The NLD won the previous elections in 1990 but was never allowed to take power.

Ms Suu Kyi has spent much of the last two decades under house arrest, but was released late last year after the polls had taken place.


definitely trying to soften their image..good luck with that..


~ by seeker401 on August 29, 2011.

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