The visit to Thailand by Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was held under tight control by Bangkok's military government on Thursday.
Members of Myanmar's older generation remember the death of Aung San the way Americans over a certain age can recall where they were when US President John F Kennedy was shot.
Aung San Suu Kyi consolidated her power in the new Myanmar government Tuesday, as the parliament created a post of state counsellor specifically for her.
Aung San Suu Kyi takes multiple ministries, including foreign affairs, in Myanmar's incoming government, in a ceremony in the parliament in Naypyitaw.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been nominated to take a ministerial post in Myanmar's new cabinet, the speaker of parliament said Tuesday.
Close Aung Sang Suu Kyi advisor Htin Kyaw won a parliamentary vote Tuesday to become Myanmar's first civilian president in over 50 years.
A joint session of Myanmar's parliaments was to convene Tuesday to elect the country's next president from three nominated candidates, with a close aide to Aung San Suu Kyi expected to win the top...