UN envoy meets Myanmar's pro-democracy leader

AP News
|
Posted: May 12, 2011 1:13 PM
UN envoy meets Myanmar's pro-democracy leader

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she agrees with the visiting U.N. special envoy that the country's new nominally civilian government should be given a chance to prove itself.

Suu Kyi spoke after having what she described as "a frank meeting" with Vijay Nambiar. Though her party was officially disbanded, she is still considered the country's main opposition figure.

She said the two agreed to "wait and see how things develop, but we do not want to be negative."

Critics charge the new government is merely the latest iteration of the repressive military regime that has ruled for decades.

Nambiar, who also met government officials, said the government has made "some very interesting statements ... which are very encouraging." He did not elaborate.