Suu Kyi meets Myanmar official

Reports say opposition leader has left her home in central Yangon for talks.

    Aung San Suu Kyi met a representative
    from the government for an hour

    After an hour, she was returned to her villa in Yangon where she has been under house arrest for the past 12 years.
     
    The move follows a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Yangon and elsewhere in the country that human rights groups say left hundreds dead.
     

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    In the wake of the crackdown Myanmar's military rulers have been under growing international pressure to open a dialogue with the opposition.
     
    Earlier this month the UN special envoy to Myanmar, Ibrahim Gambari, urged Myanmar's leaders to appoint an intermediary to begin talks with the opposition.
     
    During last month's anti-government protests, Suu Kyi was seen briefly at the gates of her home offering prayers for Buddhist monks who were leading the protests.
     
    She also held two rounds of talks with Gambari during his visit to Myanmar after the military crushed the protests.
     
    Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won a landslide victory in national elections held in 1990, but the military refused to recognise the result.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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