21 Aug '11, 6am

Myanmar regime offers olive branch to opponents: BANGKOK (AFP) - Myanmar is seeking to shed its pariah image by

Myanmar regime offers olive branch to opponents: BANGKOK (AFP) - Myanmar is seeking to shed its pariah image by

Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (left), and President Thein Sein (right) pose for photos before their meeting at the presidential office on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar's administrative capital. -- PHOTO: AP BANGKOK (AFP) - Myanmar is seeking to shed its pariah image by reaching out to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and other critics, analysts say, but more concrete reforms from the new regime remain elusive. The opposition leader was invited to the remote capital for her first talks with President Thein Sein on Friday, in the latest move by the nominally civilian administration to foster warmer ties with its most famous opponent. Few details have emerged of the one-hour meeting between the Nobel laureate and former general, but experts said it represented a major step for the government, which took power after a controversial election last Novemb...

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