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news - Suu Kyi in Burma Government Talks

october 3rd, 2009

"Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met a member of the country's ruling military government for the first time since early 2008.

Ms. Suu Kyi, who is under renewed house arrest in Rangoon, met labor minister Aung Kyi, her lawyer said.

The meeting came one day after a court rejected her appeal against her 18 month sentence.

There was no official word on what they discussed, but Ms. Suu Kyi has offered to help negotiate an end to sanctions.

Aung Kyi has met Ms. Suu Kyi on six previous occasions, the last time in January 2008.

'The meeting lasted about 50 minutes, but I don't know what was discussed,' a home ministry official told Reuters news agency."

MORE: "Suu Kyi in Burma government talks" (BBC)

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