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Suu Kyi calls on investors to support democratization in Myanmar

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 14 June 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Suu Kyi calls on investors to support democratization in Myanmar, 14 June 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4fdb2f712d.html [accessed 29 December 2014]
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Last updated (GMT/UTC): 14.06.2012 11:28

In a speech on her first trip to Europe in more than 20 years, Nobel Prize-winning pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called on foreign investors to support the democratization process in Myanmar.

Speaking at the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Suu Kyi said Myanmar needs "democracy-friendly development" as it emerges from decades of military rule.

The highlight of Suu Kyi's two-week European tour is expected to be her speech in Oslo to formally accept the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.

Suu Kyi's visit highlights the changes that have taken place in the country formerly known as Burma since decades of outright military rule ended last year.

For 24 years, the opposition leader was either under house arrest or too fearful that if she left Myanmar, the former military regime would not let her return.

She won a seat in Myanmar's parliament two months ago.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dpa

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