November 9, 2007

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Aung San Suu Kyi voices optimism on reform in Myanmar (Thomas Fuller, November 9, 2007, IHT)

The pro-democracy leader in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, said Friday that she was "optimistic" about political reform in the military-ruled country, amid tentative signs that a two-decade-long political deadlock might be easing.

Aung San Suu Kyi met Friday with members of her party, the National League for Democracy, for the first time in three years and held talks with Aung Kyi, the general appointed as a liaison by Myanmar's military government, news agencies reported from Yangon.

Nyan Win, a spokesman for the National League for Democracy, said Aung San Suu Kyi believed that the military government was "serious and really willing to work for national reconciliation," Reuters reported.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 9, 2007 3:38 PM
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