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A Myanmar refugee who plans to return his refugee status in Japan and go back to his country at the end of this month said Monday that Myanmar’s military government and democracy movement leader Aung San Suu Kyi need to be flexible and promote dialogue to achieve peace.

Win Naing, 39, told a press conference that confrontations between the government and democracy activists are tense now, and such confrontations only hurt the general public.

In 1992 Win Naing, his aunt Mya Mya Win and her son became the first people in Japan granted status as political refugees from Myanmar. He said he believes his return may help promote the democracy movement.

Conflicts between the military government and Suu Kyi have been escalating as Aug. 21 approaches. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy established that date as a deadline for the military to allow the Parliament that was democratically elected in 1990 to convene.

The NLD won an overwhelming victory in that general election, but the ruling generals have never allowed the Parliament to meet.

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