Suu Kyi urges 'democratic' investment in Myanmar
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||26 June 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Suu Kyi urges 'democratic' investment in Myanmar, 26 June 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4ff6aa45c.html [accessed 19 April 2014]|
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June 26, 2012
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for investment in her country's struggling economy but warned that it should not come at the expense of democratic reforms.
Suu Kyi's comments came in conjunction with a meeting on June 26 with French President Francois Hollande.
Suu Kyi also said "financial transparency in the extractive industries and, in fact, business in general" were essential to investment.
She said efforts still needed to be made to convince the Myanmar regime of the need for democratic reforms but stressed that President Thein Sein seemed genuine.
Based on reporting by AFP and AP