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Myanmar President says no turning back on reforms

Last Updated: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:34

Yangon: Myanmar`s President says there`s no turning back on democratic reforms and is urging the West to lift sanctions on his country. He has even dangled the possibility of giving opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi a Cabinet post.

President Thein Sein says in an interview in Friday`s Washington Post: "We are on the right track to democracy... We don`t have any intention to draw back."

Thein Sein`s government took office in March, ending a half century of military rule. Since then, it has rolled out reforms at a pace that has surprised even Myanmar`s staunchest critics.

He said if Suu Kyi wins a seat in Parliament and lawmakers elect her into government "we will have to accept that she becomes a Cabinet minister”.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 12:34

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