12 Jan '12, 1am

Myanmar is 'on the verge of breakthrough' to democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi says

Myanmar is 'on the verge of breakthrough' to democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi says

Myanmar's opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi (above) said on Wednesday that her country was 'on the verge of a breakthrough to democracy' as she prepares to seek a seat in parliament following reforms. -- PHOTO: AP NEW YORK (AFP) - Myanmar's opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi said on Wednesday that her country was 'on the verge of a breakthrough to democracy' as she prepares to seek a seat in parliament following reforms. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who spent most of the past two decades under house arrest before being freed in 2010, voiced appreciation for overseas support as she accepted an award presented by the New York-based Asia Society. 'Burma is on the verge of a breakthrough to democracy - we have not yet made the breakthrough; we are on the verge of making such a breakthrough,' Ms Suu Kyi said in a taped message to an awards dinner, using Myanmar's former name. 'We...

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