Myanmar to release Suu Kyi?

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Myanmar to release Suu Kyi?
Yangon, Jan 25: After more than a decade long detention, Myanmar's detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi will reportedly be released when her house arrest ends in Nov 2010, two people who attended the meeting of the government ministers said on Monday, Jan 25.

Addressing the meeting of local officials, Home Minister Major General Maung Oo announced the plan to release Suu Kyi on Jan 21, which critics observed will be too late for the parliamentary election of 2010.

The country is expected to hold its first parliamentary election in Oct 2010.

Though the verification of the information could not be done independently, the witnesses, who sought anonymity said that the information was given in front of a large audience comprising of several hundred people in Kyaukpadaung, a town about 350 miles north of the former capital, Yangon.

Suu Kyi's detention was extended to eighteen months earlier in Aug 2009, after she had completed 14 out of the 20 years of house arrest.

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