Friday, October 26, 2007

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Aung Kyi

Today at the eastern gate of the famed Shwedagon pagodain and streets of Rangoon hundred of riot police force and tear gas shell seen around the Rangoon Buddhist monasteries as barbed wire was erected around the area while police also took up positions near the Sule Pagoda in the heart of the city and other sites of earlier protests to curb any possible protests to mark the one-month pro democracy Buddhist and civil protests last month on 25 September 25.

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken today from her well known location of house arrest at 54 University Avenue to a state run guesthouse, reports diplomatic sources.she met with Aung Kyi,Liaison Minister recently appointed by Senior General Than Shwe to act coordinator between junta regime and the National League for Democracy leader.

State media reported that the meeting was held at Seinle Kantha Guest House and lasted from 2pm to 3.15pm.The guesthouse has previously served as a venue for when Suu Kyi has been allowed to receive foreign diplomats and visitors.

U Lwin, spokesperson for Aung San Suu Kyi's party - National League for Democracy - citing an eyewitness foreign diplomat said, "[Aung San Suu Kyi] was taken from her residence to the state guesthouse today at about 2 p.m. [local time]."

"We welcome the move though we still will have to wait and see what comes out of it," U Lwin said.

Lt. Gen. Thein Sein, was appointed prime minister on Wednesday, state radio and television reported.

Thein Sein had been serving as acting prime minister since May, filling in for ailing Gen. Soe Win, who died on Oct. 12.

The prime minister's job holds little independent power because the
military controls the state through the junta, officially known as the
State Peace and Development Council.

No change in policy is expected with the appointment, because policy
is set by the top leaders of the junta, who -- despite rumors of
rivalries -- act in concert, with no public disagreements.

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