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Burma's Detained Opposition Leader Meets With Government Liaison


Burma's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with a Burmese government liaison, the latest bid to move forward political reconciliation in the military-ruled country.

Officials say Aung San Suu Kyi was taken from her home Monday to a state guest house where she met with Aung Kyi, a senior member of Burma's military-led government who has been appointed as a go-between with the opposition.

The two met for about an hour. Details of their discussions were not disclosed.

The meeting was their third since Aung Kyi was appointed, and comes as regional leaders discuss Burma at their annual ASEAN summit.

The junta - which crushed pro-democracy protests in September - has come under international pressure to release political prisoners and open a dialogue with the opposition.

Aung San Suu Kyi has spent 12 of the last 18 years under some form of detention.

Her National League for Democracy won elections in 1990, but Burma's government has refused to recognize the results and has prevented the party from taking office.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.

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