Suu Kyi party plans first Myanmar conference in Feb
YANGON (AFP) - Ms Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition on Monday said it plans to hold its first-ever national conference next month, in the latest sign of the party's mainstream role after decades of repression under Myanmar's former junta.
"We have been trying to convene such a nationwide conference for more than 20 years," Mr Ohn Kyaing, a spokesman for the National League for Democracy (NLD), told AFP.
The meeting, which will define the leadership of the party as it sets its sights on crucial 2015 polls, is scheduled for the last week of February, he said.
The NLD is in the throes of a dramatic transformation spurred on by widely-praised reforms in Myanmar under a quasi-civilian regime that took power in 2011.