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Aung San Suu Kyi calls for foreign capital investments but wants them responsible

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September 21
9:21 AM 2013

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Myanmar would need foreign capital if it wanted to speed up the phase of its economic development. She also told reporters that democratic reforms must happen sooner than the 2015 general elections.

Suu Kyi said investors should continue with their investments even if the political situation in the country remained unstable. "I wouldn't advise you to draw out. I would like you to continue your investments. But make them as responsible as possible," she said.

Companies like Google, Coca-Cola and Unilever had already invested in the country that is now shifting to a democracy after being ruled by a military junta for five decades. A bank was already issued a license last September by major payments network MasterCard. Other Chinese and Japanese investors had also committed resources to the country.

However, Suu Kyi said investors were still unsure if their investments would be protected because of a lack of the rule of law.

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