By Michael Heath
Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken from her home in the former capital, Yangon, to meet with an official from the ruling junta, Agence France-Presse reported.
Suu Kyi was driven in a convoy to a nearby military site used for official meetings at about 1 p.m. local time, the news service cited unidentified witnesses as saying.
She was due to meet with Labor Minister U Aung Kyi, who was appointed by the junta to liaise with her. That followed international pressure stemming from a junta crackdown on anti- government demonstrators in September, which left at least 31 dead and 74 missing, according to the United Nations, AFP said.
Myanmar, a nation of 47 million people, has been ruled by the military since 1962. In 1990, the junta rejected the results of parliamentary elections won by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. She has spent 12 of the past 17 years in detention and remains under house arrest at her home in Yangon.