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Suu Kyi revisits Panglong peace initiative ahead of election

Country is no closer to peace than 2016 when talks resumed

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's state counsellor, is once again making peace overtures toward some of the country's disaffected insurgent minorities.     © Reuters

YANGON -- Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is making her fourth push for peace with insurgent ethnic minorities ahead of national elections in November when the three-day 21st century Panglong Conference opens today in Naypyitaw, the national capital.

There have been three conferences since Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide election victory in 2015, and was able to form a civilian government after decades of military rule.

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