Suu Kyi misses out

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The Independent Online
Rangoon - Aung San Suu Kyi's political party, the National League for Democracy, attended the reopening of Burma's constitutional convention. A week ago, she had threatened to boycott it. Eighty-four NLD representatives were among 631 delegates at the convention's first session after a seven- month recess.

Ms Suu Kyi was not present. The military government has barred her from resuming her post as NLD secretary-general and, since she was under house arrest during the 1990 election, she is not an elected representative. AP

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