Aug. 19 - Myanmar opposition leader Suu Kyi meets president Thein Sein. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi met President Thein Sein on Friday (August 19), the first meeting between the two and the latest olive branch from the army-backed regime that came to power this year after five decades of direct military rule. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who spent 15 years in detention under the former military rulers for spearheading Myanmar's campaign for democracy, flew to the capital Naypyitaw and met Thein Sein, formerly a top general in the military regime, at his presidential palace. "Thein Sein cordially explained the activities the government had been carrying out for the interest of the people and the country," state-controlled MRTV said in its evening news bulletin.