Friday, October 26, 2007

Myanmar junta holds talks with Suu Kyi

It is the government's first official meeting with the detained opposition leader in more than 18 years.
By Paul Watson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 26, 2007

JAKARTA, INDONESIA -- Myanmar's junta Thursday broke its isolation of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and held the first official talks since locking up the pro-democracy advocate more than 18 years ago.

The meeting was broadcast, without audio, by state-run television and showed Suu Kyi and the military regime's labor minister, Aung Kyi, sitting in high-back chairs and having a discussion for more than an hour in a state guest house. Suu Kyi was not allowed to make a public statement.

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