Move comes after detained opposition leader says she will “co-operate” with military.
‘Full of ideas’
Nyan Win said Suu Kyi looked “fit, well and energetic like before. She is full of ideas”.
“Until the generals’ military hardware is crumbled, they won’t listen to anyone”
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Suu Kyi suggested to her colleagues that the generals could make a healing gesture after September’s unrest by releasing political prisoners.
Amnesty International, a UK-based hu8man rights groups, said on that 700 political prisoners in detention in Myanmar, 91 of which were detained iduring the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in September.
However, appearing to concede that she will remain detained for the immediate future, Suu Kyi told her colleagues that she will ask for two liaison officers of her choice to help her communicate with them.
She said she will also ask Aung Kyi to make arrangements so that she can see the other party leaders whenever necessary.
In 1990 Suu Kyi’s party won a general election but the generals have refused to recognise the result and she has been in government detention for 12 of the past 18 years.
However, analysts were cautious about the chances of genuine progress being made between the two sides.
“My reaction is extreme scepticism that this will lead to real dialogue between her and the [generals], or genuine political change,” Donald M. Seekins of Japan’s Meio University said.
“The [government] likes to move Suu Kyi and the NLD around like pieces on a chessboard, to satisfy the international community.”