Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi 'has foot soldiers' support'

The BBC Burmese service says it has the first indication of support within the lower ranks of the military for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Infantrymen from two Burmese army divisions confirmed reports that several hundred soldiers travelled to Rangoon to witness her release.

They said they hoped she could talk to their superiors about supply shortages.

Ms Suu Kyi's release came a week after a military-backed political party won Burma's first election in 20 years.

The ballot was widely condemned as a sham.

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