30 Sep '11, 11am

Myanmar regime ready to work with Suu Kyi: minister

Myanmar regime ready to work with Suu Kyi: minister

YANGON - Myanmar's government is ready to work with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party if it re-enters the official political arena, a minister said Friday after talks with the dissident. "If the NLD (National League for Democracy) officially registers under the law, we always welcome working with the NLD," labour minister Aung Kyi, the liaison between Suu Kyi and the regime, told reporters. Suu Kyi's party won a 1990 election but was never allowed to take power. It boycotted the first ballot in 20 years, held last year, largely because of rules that would have forced it to expel imprisoned members. As a result it was delisted as a political party. Suu Kyi, the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner, said after Friday's talks that she would discuss the issue of re-registering with senior party members based on political developments. "We accept that an election is a p...

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