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Aung Sang Suu Kyi anticipates reforms

SUPPORT BASE:The Burmese opposition icon, who enjoys respect among some military officials, has in the past indicated she would be willing to serve as president

AFP, Washington

“The assertion that we have to get rid of the name because it was a colonial legacy I find narrow, and I think it reflects lack of self-confidence rather than anything else,” she said.

Aung San Suu Kyi said that Japan, China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines also used names that were legacies from foreigners.

“It’s not the name that makes the country; it’s the country that makes the name,” she said.

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