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Myanmar's NLD party holds first congress

National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the party's first congress on Saturday. With the executive members of the Myanmar opposition all aged in their 60s and 70s, it's a chance to bring in new faces and ideas. National reconciliation and understanding diversity are high on the party's agenda. (SOUNDBITE)(Burmese) LEADER OF NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR DEMOCRACY PARTY, AUNG SAN SUU KYI, SAYING: "We should not be afraid of diversity, there is no need to worry about diversity. We have to welcome it and decide how to translate these diverse opinions into a united force of our own." Suu Kyi had been condemned to house arrest throughout much of the last two decades by the country's military regime. She was released in 2010 and took her parliament seat last year after the country began to move toward democratic rule. Founded in 1988, Suu Kyi's party has had the single goal of bringing the military junta's rule to an end.

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