Burma General to Meet Opposition Leader
Posted on Oct 4, 2007
Burma’s top military general has agreed to meet with imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, provided she drops her “attitude” and meets other conditions. Meanwhile, the government says it has arrested 2,093 protesters and bystanders (Burmese law prohibits gatherings of five or more), while the BBC puts the figure closer to 10,000.
Burma’s military leader, Gen Than Shwe, has agreed in principle to meet the detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, state media has reported.
In return she must drop her support for international sanctions and abandon her confrontational attitude, it said.
It is the first time during his 15-year rule that Gen Shwe has indicated he may be ready for dialogue with Suu Kyi.