Myanmar opposition asks for Suu Kyi meeting

Myanmar opposition asks for Suu Kyi meeting
AFP
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First Published: Tue, Mar 24 2009. 03 45 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Mar 24 2009. 03 45 PM IST
Yangon: Myanmar’s opposition on Tuesday issued a fresh appeal for permission to see Aung San Suu Kyi and other detained leaders, after a UN panel said the ruling junta broke the country’s own law by holding her.
The Nobel laureate’s National League for Democracy (NLD) issued a statement asserting its right to meet with all its central executive committee members, including those in detention, to discuss the party’s future plans.
The party had sent a request to the leader of the military regime, Senior General Than Shwe, last Thursday but had not yet received a reply, it said.
“As the NLD is a legally operating political party according to political party registration law, it is essential that we draw up party policies, regulations, aims and future plans,” the statement said.
“The time has come to make decisions by holding discussions with all central executive committee members... including vice-chairman U Tin Oo and general secretary Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,” it said, using honorific forms of their names.
Aung San Suu Kyi and Tin Oo have been detained at their homes since being arrested together in May 2003, after a pro-government mob attacked their convoy during a political visit to central Myanmar.
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First Published: Tue, Mar 24 2009. 03 45 PM IST