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Science education is poor in Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi

Saturday, 17 November 2012 - 11:38pm IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: IANS
Suu Kyi said she sometimes regretted not taking science education instead of humanities.

Myanmar's iconic pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said here on Saturday science education in her country had deteriorated in the last few decades.

During an interaction with faculty and students of the Indian Institute of Science here, the visiting leader said not only science teaching but education in general had also deteriorated.

Suu Kyi said she sometimes regretted not taking science education instead of humanities.

Answering questions on India's policies towards Myanmar during her pro-democracy struggle, she said New Delhi's policy was based on pragmatism of keeping its interests in mind.

She, however, said she accepted it and was confident that relations between the two countries would improve.

On India's stand towards her movement back home, she said she is practical, remarking "politics is politics" and it has to be pragmatic. India looked at its own greater good rather than the greater good of another country (Myanmar).

Talking about her movement, Suu Kyi said she was against violence and believed in peaceful struggle.

She later visited the campus of Infosys and held discussions with co-chairman of the IT major Kris Gopalakrishnan and senior executives on utilising IT for Myanmar's development.

Suu Kyi, who arrived here late Friday, visited neighbouring Andhra Pradesh early Saturday to see implementation of social welfare projects.


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