Suu Kyi begins election campaign in Myanmar

The leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy political party, Aung San Suu Kyi, has started her first campaign tour ahead of April's bi-election.

She is visiting the coastal town of Dawei in her first trip out of Yangon in several months.

The BBC reports the visit is seen as a test of how freely she and her party are able to campaign.

Myanmar's military-backed government has embarked on a cautious reform process.

The National League for Democracy is contesting all the available constituencies in the coming by-elections.

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