Aung San Suu Kyi

US seeks validation of democratic reforms as Myanmar votes

In this Nov. 5, 2015, photo, Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves a news conference at her home in Yangon, Myanmar. The United States is troubled by religious discrimination and the Myanmar military’s grip on politics as the nation heads into landmark Nov. 8 elections that are an acid test of its democratic reforms. But for the Obama administration, the question is no longer whether to engage the former pariah state. It’s about how deep the relationship should be.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is troubled by religious discrimination and the Myanmar military’s grip on politics as the nation heads into landmark elections Sunday that are an acid test of its democratic reforms. But for the Obama administration, the question is no longer whether to engage the former pariah state. It’s about how deep the relationship should be.

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