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Myanmar launches peace talks with armed rebels

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ter decades of bloody conflict, Myanmar is finally getting the military and armed rebels round to the negotiating table, kicking off talks Wednesday to start hammering out a peace deal that could pave the way for stability in Asia's youngest democracy. Experts say the fact that the leader Aung San Suu Kyi was able to make it happen just five months after taking power, is a good sign.
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Although there have been some bumps along the way. Delegates for the rebel groups complained that the have been kept in the dark about the agenda, and the whole thing has been rushed. Still representatives from most of Myanmar 20 or so ethnic rebel groups will have a voice at the talks.
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As well UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon who's been speaking up for the Rohingya Muslim minority. Many pushed out of their homes and languishing in squalid camps.>> I conveyed the concern of the international community about the tens of thousands of people who have been living in very poor conditions in IDP camps for over four years.
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>> Many in Myanmar consider the
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] illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, although they've been around for generations. Nobel Laureate Sui Chi has come under fire for appearing to show little sympathy for them, though band support could help push her to deal with their plight. Negotiations in the capital will run for five days.
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But experts say, any final peacedteal with the rebels will be much, much further down the line.
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