Write on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 Published in Politics
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 The gathering of 48 political leaders at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on the morning of January 12, 2015. Photo: Mizzima

President U Thein Sein’s choice to gather 47 people for a meeting on January 12 has been defended by Minister of Information and presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut, saying the talks were held because the government needed to brainstorm ideas.