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Suu Kyi Urges 'Healthy Skepticism' at Forum

1 June 2012

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged the international community on Friday to exercise “healthy skepticism” about her country’s reforms as it sheds a half-century of military rule. Suu Kyi, who received a standing ovation as she took the podium at the World Economic Forum in Bangkok, noted that the country is still in the very early phases of making democratic reforms. “These days I am coming across what I call reckless optimism. A little bit of healthy skepticism I think is in order,” she said, drawing applause.—AP