Myanmar`s Suu Kyi postpones planned political trip
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 23:03
Yangon: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has postponed a trip to central Myanmar because she could not get permission to hold a political gathering at a football stadium there.

A spokesman for her National League for Democracy party said today she would reschedule the trip to Mandalay that had been slated for this weekend.

The failure to obtain Election Commission permission strikes a sour note in the reconciliation process under the reforms of the elected but military-backed government.

Suu Kyi is leading a slate of her party's candidates contesting 48 parliamentary seats in an April 1 by-election.

President Thein Sein's democratic reforms after decades of military repression have drawn praise from Suu Kyi as well as from previously critical Western nations.


First Published: Thursday, February 02, 2012, 23:03

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