No misgivings, have to make allowances for friends: Suu Kyi

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She may have been unhappy with India for engaging with Burma’s military junta but pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi today said she has no "misgivings" in this regard as "allowances" have to be made for "friends" even if they go "astray" at times.

After a 40-minute meeting with external affairs minister Salman Khurshid, who is here on his first official bilateral visit, the Opposition leader said she would want India to look at the situation in Burma, which is in transition from one form of governance to another, "in a very practical way".
She also expressed her concern about right sequencing, saying "it is not just about speed that is everything" and talked about need to address basic social issues of education and healthcare.
"No. I never had misgivings with India. I have said there were times when I felt sad but you have to make allowances for friends.
"If you are fond of your friends, you have to accept that sometimes they go astray and sometimes we do and that's no reason for us to suffer," she said.
Sixth-seven-year-old Suu Kyi was replying to a query if she had any misgivings with India and if yes whether she had forgotten it.
During her visit to India last month, Suu Kyi had said she was saddened that India was drawn away from Burma in its "most difficult days" and hoped it will stand by her country in achieving democracy.
"I was saddened to feel that we were drawn away from India, or rather India was drawn away from us during our most difficult days," Burma’s Opposition leader had said.

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