Thursday, October 28, 2010

Aung San Suu Kyi may find freedom after Nov. 7th

Hanoi, Oct 28 : Myanmar's Foreign Minister Nyan Win has hinted that Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is likely to be released after Nov 7 elections in the country.
"He said they will release Aung San Suu Kyi may be after the elections," diplomatic sources said on Thursday quoting a Foreign Ministry official representing one of the delegations at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting here.
But there was no definitive confirmation from the Foreign Minister as to when the Nobel Peace prize winner will be released from house arrest.

Myanmar's leader Gen. Than Shwe will not be on the ballot during the country's first elections in two decades on Nov.7."He will bow out of the scene," a diplomat said, explaining what the Myanmar official said at an informal dinner on Wednesday.

"He will not be a candidate in the upcoming elections." It was the first time the reclusive government confirmed that Than Shwe would not participate in the national polls.

However, it was earlier believed that he would not run because his name did not appear on the candidates' list.

Myanmar put on a fresh face at the conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, unveiling a redesigned flag and new national name less than two weeks before the long-awaited polls.

The elections are supposed to be a move forward in the country's so-called roadmap to democracy following five decades of military rule. 

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