Burma allows Suu Kyi meeting

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Burma's ruling military government said it would allow the opposition National League for Democracy Party (NLD) to hold a two- day meeting from today to mark the ninth anniversary of its founding. However, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) said in a statement that permission had been granted on condition participants were limited to 300 and the meeting was conducted in an orderly manner.

The SLORC statement laid rest to fears that the military might disrupt the special meeting in Rangoon at the lakeside residence of the NLD leader, Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. When the NLD planned a similar meeting last September, the military government thwarted it by detaining more than 400 delegates in different regions and preventing them from attending temporarily. - Reuters