Myanmar’s ex-dictator tips Suu Kyi as ‘future leader’
Yangon (AFP) – Myanmar’s feared former junta leader Than Shwe has endorsed his one-time nemesis Aung San Suu Kyi as a “future leader” of the country, according to his grandson.
Than Shwe, a postal clerk turned general who ran the country with an iron fist for nearly two decades until 2010, met with democracy champion Suu Kyi on Friday.
Her party is preparing for power after November’s massive election win.
The talks mark a dramatic turnaround in fortune for Suu Kyi, who was kept under house arrest for years by the 82-year-old retired general for leading the democracy movement against his army.
“Everyone has to accept the truth that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be the future leader of Myanmar after winning the elections,” Than Shwe was quoted as saying on a Facebook post late Saturday by his grandson, Nay Shwe Thway Aung….
“I will support her earnestly as much as I can if she really works for the development of the country,” he added, according to the post…..
Many NLD supporters remain cautious of a military that is renowned for its political chicanery and repressive reflexes….
ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ ေအာင္ျမင္မႈေပၚ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မွဴးႀကီးေဟာင္း ဦးသန္းေရႊက အသိအမွတ္ျပဳ ဟုဆို
ရန္ကုန္၊ ဒီဇင္ဘာ ၅ ရက္ (ဆင္ဟြာ)
အမ်ိဴးသား ဒီမိုကေရစီ အဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (NLD) ဥကၠ႒ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ ေအာင္ျမင္မႈမ်ား အေပၚ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မွဴးႀကီးေဟာင္း ဦးသန္းေရႊက အသိအမွတ္ျပဳေၾကာင္းကို ႏွစ္ဦးသား ေတြ႕ဆံုစဥ္ ေျပာၾကားခဲ့ေၾကာင္း NLD ဗဟို အလုပ္အမႈေဆာင္ အဖဲြ႔ဝင္ ဦးဝင္းထိန္္က ဆင္ဟြာသို႔ ေျပာၾကားသည္။
ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မွဴးႀကီးေဟာင္း ဦးသန္းေရႊႏွင့္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သည္ ဒီဇင္ဘာလ (၄) ရက္ ေန႔လည္ (၂) နာရီက ေနျပည္ေတာ္တြင္ ေတြ႕ဆံု ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ႔ျခင္း ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။
ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္ ဒီမိုကေရစီ စနစ္အျမစ္တြယ္ေရးကို အားေပး ေထာက္ခံေၾကာင္းႏွင့္ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္၏ ေအာင္ျမင္မႈကို အသိအမွတ္ျပဳေႀကာင္း ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မွဴးႀကီးေဟာင္း ဦးသန္းေရႊက ေတြ႕ဆံုစဥ္တြင္ ေျပာၾကားခဲ႔ေၾကာင္း ဦးဝင္းထိန္က ေျပာၾကားသည္။
“ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မွဴးႀကီး သန္းေရႊေရာ၊ ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္း စုၾကည္ေရာ ေနာင္အနာဂတ္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကို ဒီမိုကေရစီ အျမစ္တြယ္ေရးနဲ႔ ပါတီစံု ဒီမိုကေရစီ စနစ္ေအာင္ျမင္ဖို႔ ကိစၥေတြ ေဆြးေႏြးတယ္ဆိုတာကို ကၽြန္ေတာ္တို႔ကို င္းျပပါတယ္၊ ေနာက္ၿပီး ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္ရဲ႕လုပ္ပံုကိုင္ပံုေတြ၊ ျပတ္သားပံုေတြကို အသိအမွတ္ျပဳတဲ့ အေၾကာင္း ေျပာတယ္” ဟု ဦးဝင္းထိန္က ဆိုသည္။
ေဒၚေအာင္ဆန္းစုၾကည္သည္ ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္မွဴးႀကီး သန္းေရႊက အစိုးရအဖြဲ႔ႏွင့္ တပ္မေတာ္၌ အထိုက္အေလ်ာက္ ၾသဇာရွိသည္ဟု ယံုၾကည္ခ်က္ေပၚ မူတည္ၿပီး သြားေရာက္ ေတြ႕ဆံုျခင္း ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း NLD ဗဟို အလုပ္အမႈေဆာင္ အဖဲြ႔ဝင္ ဦးဝင္းထိန္္က ေျပာၾကားသည္။ (Xinhua)
Myanmar’s ex-dictator sees Suu Kyi as country’s ‘future leader’ – relative
Former Myanmar military ruler Than Shwe ‘supports new leader’
“It is the truth that she will become the future leader of the country,” Than Shwe was quoted as saying by his grandson at the meeting with Suu Kyi, the first between the two.
“I will support her with all of my efforts,” Nay Shwe Thway Aung quoted Than Shwe as saying in a statement posted on Facebook late on Saturday.
It was unclear whether Than Shwe’s comments were a call for the constitution, drafted by his junta in 2008, to be changed to allow the Nobel laureate to become president. She is barred from the highest office because of her sons’ foreign citizenship.,,,,,,
Myanmar’s former military ruler sees erstwhile foe Aung San Suu Kyi as the country’s “future leader” and has pledged support for her in a secret meeting, the general’s grandson said.
Details of Friday’s meeting between the two was revealed by General Than Shwe’s grandson, who acted as intermediary.
He said in a Facebook post the meeting had lasted two-and-a-half hours….
His grandson Nay Shwe Thway Aung quoted him as having said in the meeting: “It is the truth that she will become the future leader of the country,” and “I will support her with all of my efforts”…..