Progress stalled, says Suu Kyi

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 August, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 17 August, 2002, 12:00am

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has poured cold water on talk of steady progress in democratisation negotiations with the military government.

In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post yesterday, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, freed in May from 20 months of house arrest, said there could be no movement while the junta failed to show commitment.

A timetable for democratic change was essential, she said, but this had yet to be even considered by negotiators from her National League for Democracy and the State Peace and Development Council.