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Ex-Myanmar dictator supports Aung San Suu Kyi'with all my efforts' - Review | World Newscast
Myanmar's former dictator sees his former opponent Aung San Suu Kyi as the "future leader" of the nation and has committed to supporting her, even though her presidency is currently denied by the state' s constitutional power, his grandchild said on Saturday. He led a army Junta until he resigned in 2011, and many believe he will remain behind the scene.
He made the observations during clandestine conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, said his grandchild, Nay Shwe Thway Aung. Aung cited Than Shwe as a comment in a declaration published on Facebook later Saturday. Than Shwe's commentary was an appeal to change the charter drawn up by his 2008 Junta so that the Nobel Prize winner could become president.
Her National League for Democracy (NLD) failed to change the corresponding constitutional articles, and her slippery electoral victory last months does not give her any guarantees of parliamentary account. The Than Shwe has no formal part. However, although he has not been in the spotlight since 2011, many in Myanmar are confident that he will remain behind the scene with political commitment.
For most of his 19 years, Than Shwe kept Aung San Suu Kyi under home detention and was regarded by the West as a dictator who smashed disagreement, enriching his pals and keeping his own nation poverty. Since the handover of sovereignty in 2011 to a pro-reform, quasi-civilian regime led by his Loyalist leaders, he is no longer to be seen in the general population.
The Nay Shwe Thway Aung Facebook mail was accompanied by a bill that Than Shwe, the Mayor, Thein Sein, and Aung San Suu Kyi autographed, each calling it Myanmar's leader. "The meaning of this notation is.... they only autographed before they became the leader of the land or while they were the leader of the land," it said, without giving details.
Than Shwe's severe victory over a governing coalition on November 8 was seen both as a popular retainer for Aung San Suu Kyi and as a demonstration against the military's powerful policy. The NLD is trying to pave the way for Aung San Suu Kyi by maintaining good relations with a country with which her side was once denigrated, but with which she must now work in a shared state.
It is the Constitutional Treaty that ensures the army's effective and lawful presence. He was known for being mysterious, puzzling, cryptic and calculating, and he never declared his reasons or gained recognition for relinquishing control to the right-wing extremist reformists who initiated a surge of liberalization in politics and economics.