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Suu Kyi to Meet NLD Youths

26 June 2011: Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has invited youths from across the country to a meeting in Rangoon, which is scheduled to take place in the former capital Rangoon on Monday, 27th.

The two-day youth ‘consultative’ meeting of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) will be held at the party’s General Headquarters. But because of the size of the delegation, the meeting will be held for two days to accommodate delegates from all the seven ethnic States and seven Divisions/Regions.

But the invitees have not been informed of the specific agenda to be discussed.

Speaking to the Chinland Guardian on Saturday, a youth invitee said, “The invitation doesn’t mention about what to be discussed, probably for security reasons, but I think that it will cover servel issues, including Suu Kyi’s planned trip to outside of Rangoon.”

Suu Kyi announced late last month that she plans to tour the country in June for the first time since her release in November 2010.

In early February, the Nobel Peace Laureate held a meeting with some 500 youths from across the country in Rangoon.

An ethnic Chin youth who attended that meeting said: “I think this meeting will be discussing more about the National Youth Network. But my NLD youth friend also told me that it would also be discussing more generally about the party’s  future activities.” He said that not only Suu Kyi herself, most of the NLD leaders were present in that meeting.

On Friday, a series of bombs exploded in Burma’s major cities, including in the new administrative capital Naypyidaw, raising fears that the Burmese authorities will not allow Suu Kyi to travel outside of Rangoon on the pretext of ensuring her security.

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