Write on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 Published in Politics
 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.