Taiwan`s opposition visits Aung San Suu Kyi

Taiwan`s main opposition party said today its top officials paid a rare visit to Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who praised the role of women in the island`s politics.

Taipei: Taiwan`s main opposition party said
today its top officials paid a rare visit to Myanmar democracy
icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who praised the role of women in the
island`s politics.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which favours the
island`s independence from China, said a delegation of top
female party officials met Suu Kyi in Yangon yesterday.
Suu Kyi sent blessings to the party`s chairwoman and
presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen, according to a DPP
statement.

"Suu Kyi is very glad to see Taiwanese women`s outstanding
performance in politics and she sends her utmost encouragement
and blessing to Tsai and other DPP female politicians," the
statement said.

Tsai is challenging the incumbent Ma Ying-jeou to become
Taiwan`s first woman president in January 2012 elections.
Myanmar, like most countries, officially recognises China
over Taiwan.

Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, was released from
seven straight years of detention in November just days after
a controversial election.

PTI

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