Aung San Suu Kyi requests talks with President, Speaker, military chief

YANGON — National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has called for a meeting with commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing, President U Thein Sein and Lower House Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann in the wake of her party’s expected victory in Sunday’s election.

The opposition leader writes that as the NLD will hold an absolute majority in the newly elected parliament, talks are needed urgently.

In the letter, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi suggested for the meeting to take place “within the coming week” and “at a time convenient to you.”

National League for Democracy spokesperson U Nyan Win released the three request letters sent to C-in-C Min Aung Hlaing, President U Thein Sein and Lower House Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann on 11 November. They were dated November 10.

On the morning of November 11 Phyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann, who lost the battle for Phyu constituency in the election, announced on his Facebook page that he accepts the request.

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President U Thein Sein and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing have not yet responded.


—————– the full translated text of the letter ———————


Senior General Min Aung Hlaing,
Commander in Chief
Union of Republic of Myanmar.
Nay Pyi Taw.

Date – 10th Nov. 2015.
Subject – Request For Meeting.

It is very important to peacefully and rightly realise the aspirations of the people, as demonstrated through the general election on November 8, in order to retain the dignity of the nation and the peace of mind and happiness of the people.

I would like to discuss matters related to this with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, to further national reconciliation during a meeting at convenient time in the coming week.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

National League for Democracy

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