Myanmar's ex-dictator endorses Suu Kyi as 'future leader'


Submitted by Subeditor on Mon, 2015-12-07 13:12 Karachi: Myanmar's former junta leader Than Shwe has endorsed National League for Democracy (NLD) chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi as a “future leader” of the country, according to his grandson. According to Dawn News, Than Shwe, a postal clerk turned general who ran the country with an iron fist for nearly two decades, met Suu Kyi on Friday. The NLD chief's party is preparing for power after November's landslide victory. The talks mark a dramatic turnaround in fortune for Suu Kyi, who was kept under house arrest for 15 years by the 82-year-old retired general for leading the democracy movement against his army. Than Shwe said that Suu Kyi will be the future leader of Myanmar and everyone has to accept that. (ANI)