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