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Myanmar's Suu Kyi on campaign trail

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 00:42

Mar 18 - Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns in northern Shan State, emphasising the importance of military-civilian relations in Myanmar. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) With just about two weeks left until the April 1 by-elections, pro-democracy leader and head of the National League for Democracy party Aung San Suu Kyi took to the streets of Theinni on Sunday (March 18), a township in northern Shan State, Myanmar, to call on the military to play a stabilising role in the country's historic transition to democracy. She said the military's power can be used to help prevent chaos as the country's political landscape goes through significant changes and the country opens up from international isolation. Suu Kyi met with former political prisoners and gave a small speech urging her supporters to keep an open mind to the very army that they believe has been oppressing them.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi on campaign trail

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 00:42