Suu Kyi Calls for Talks with Than Shwe

During a press conference held at her party headquarters on Sunday afternoon—her first since being released from house arrest on Saturday—Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for a meeting with junta chief Snr-Gen Than Shwe to promote national reconciliation.

According to journalists attending the press conference, held at the office of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Suu Kyi said: “I want to meet and talk with him [Than Shwe] directly. It would be very good if I could discuss with him whatever issues I care about.”

She seemed to be careful in her comments on China, declining to confirm that China is stealing Burma’s natural resources when a reporter raised the issue. “We cannot say that [China is stealing Burma’s natural resources],” journalists quoted Suu Kyi as responding.

Regarding the issue of Burma’s ethnic minorities, Suu Kyi told reporters that she would like to call for a second multi-ethnic Panglong Conference that is fit for 21st century concerns. The Panglong Conference was held in 1947 by Burmese politicians and ethnic leaders in an attempt to unite in their struggle for independence from Great Britain.

Told that her public speech and press conference answers would not be allowed to be printed in local journals, Suu Kyi laughed and said that it seemed nothing had changed after the election.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi, newly free, calls for talks – Yahoo! News

YANGON, Myanmar – Democracy heroine Aung San Suu Kyi took her first steps back into Myanmar’s political minefield Sunday, vowing to press ahead in her decades-long fight for democracy while also calling for compromise with other political parties and the ruling junta.

Suu Kyi, who was freed from house arrest Saturday amid a divided political landscape and days after widely criticized elections, made clear she faces a precarious position: maneuvering between the expectations of the country’s pro-democracy movement and the realities of dealing with a clique of secretive generals who have kept her locked up for much of the past two decades.

“I’ve always believed in compromise,” the Nobel Peace laureate told reporters in the dilapidated offices of her party, the National League for Democracy, with its rough concrete floor and battered wooden furniture. “I am for national reconciliation. I am for dialogue. Whatever authority I have, I will use it to that end … I hope the people will support me.”…..

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