Angelina Jolie, Suu Kyi tour Yangon factories

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Angelina Jolie, Suu Kyi tour Yangon factories

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Angelina Jolie has joined Burma’s opposition leader and pro-democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions.

Jolie, who is a special envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation.

During her meeting with the factory workers on the outskirts of an industrial zone in Burma’s largest city, Rangoon [Yangon], Jolie and Suu Kyi witnessed first-hand the conditions the women live in, mostly low-cost hostels. Jolie also toured inside the factory.

She traveled to Kachin State earlier this week, home to more than 10,000 displaced people since a cease-fire between Burma’s government and ethnic rebels has broken down in 2011.

According to her trip details, it is unlikely that Jolie will be able to travel to western Arakan State, where more than 100,000 Muslim minority Rohingya live in apartheid-like conditions in camps.

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