Thursday, August 4, 2011

CRPP to discuss meeting between Suu Kyi and Minister Aung Kyi

Thursday, 04 August 2011 21:28 Myo Thant

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Members of the Committee Representing People’s Parliament (CRPP) will meet on Friday to discuss the recent talks between pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese Minister Aung Kyi.

The CRPP was established in 1998 by political parties that contested in the 1990 general election with the aim of convening Parliament based on the 1990 general election results and working as a virtual parliament. The then-junta did not honour the election results and never convened Parliament.

CRPP office holders are NLD Vice Chairman Tin Oo, NLD General-Secretary Suu Kyi, NLD central executive committee member Nyunt Wei, ethnic leaders Pu Cing Sing Thang, Thaung Ko Thang, Nai Tun Thein and Aye Thar Aung.

The meeting will be held at National League for Democracy party headquarters in Bahan Township in Rangoon.

Minister Aung Kyi was appointed as relations minister to meet with Suu Kyi by then-dictator and now retired Senior-General Than Shwe in 2007, and they have met seven times between 2007 and 2009.

On July 25, they met again and at a press briefing, Aung Kyi said that he and Suu Kyi had held a “productive” meeting and would meet again at an appropriate time for mutual cooperation and for the benefit of the people.

CRPP Secretary Aye Thar Aung said it was important for national reconciliation for the two parties to hold frank and wide-ranging talks.

He said the CRPP would also discuss Suu Kyi’s proposed domestic tour, which is scheduled to kick off on August 12.

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