Myanmar’s Suu Kyi holds landmark talks with rebel leaders

(From AFP)

Myanmar’s de facto premier Aung San Suu Kyi held landmark talks with senior rebel leaders on Sunday, as she strives to seal a ceasefire with a patchwork of ethnic minority militias that have battled the national army for decades.

Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar's State Counselor attends a meeting with the United Nationalities Federal Council leaders in Yangon Sunday

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counselor, attends a meeting with the United Nationalities Federal Council leaders in Yangon Sunday

Suu Kyi has made peace a flagship policy of her newly installed civilian-led government which replaced decades of brutal junta rule earlier this year.

It is a tall order in a country where the military, which is loathed and deeply distrusted by many ethnic rebel groups, still retains significant control.

A number of key rebel factions have yet to sign up to a national ceasefire agreement, something Suu Kyi’s government hopes Sunday’s talks might change. Read More



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