YANGON (AFP) - Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi reached out to Myanmars splintered opposition forces on Sunday, calling on thousands of exuberant supporters to unite following her release from house arrest. Please keep your energy for us. If we work together we will reach our goal, she told a sea of followers outside her party headquarters, suggesting years of isolation have not weakened her defiant stance against military rule. I want to work with all democratic forces, said the 65-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has been locked up by Myanmars ruling generals for 15 of the past 21 years. I believe in human rights and I believe in the rule of law, she added. The daughter of the nations assassinated independence hero carries a weight of expectation among her supporters for a better future for the impoverished nation after almost half a century of military dictatorship. She said she wanted to hear the voice of the people before deciding her course of action, following a controversial election a week ago in which the juntas political proxies have claimed a landslide win. The polls have been widely criticised as a sham and opposition parties have complained of cheating and voter intimidation by the regime-backed party. From what I have heard there are many many questions about the fairness of the election and there are many many allegations of vote rigging and so on, she said in an interview with the BBC. A committee by her National League for Democracy (NLD) party would investigate all the complaints and produce a report on the matter, she said. She also appeared to soften her stance on the international sanctions that have isolated Myanmar, saying she wants to talk to all the people concerned. Suu Kyi was freed on Saturday after her latest seven-year stretch of detention, a move greeted with jubilation by her followers and welcomed by world leaders. A huge crowd gathered outside the Yangon headquarters of the NLD for the speech and she initially struggled to make her way through the crush of people. Supporters filled the street, some carrying banners saying We love Suu, causing a long traffic jam for several hours. She reminded us to continue the struggle for democracy, said Gaw Si Tha, a 43-year-old monk. But I know it will be a tough journey. I do not know how long it will take. We have to do it step by step. Wearing a dark blue longyi - Myanmars sarong-like traditional dress - Suu Kyi said that she had been treated well during detention and had no grudge against the authorities. She told a news conference after the speech that she was in favour of dialogue and national reconciliation. Attention is focused on whether she can reunite the divided opposition after the election. Suu Kyis party boycotted the vote, a decision that deeply split the opposition. Some former members of her party bolted to stand in the poll, prompting accusations of betrayal from some of her closest associates. But a leader of the breakaway party, the National Democratic Force, signalled it was ready to work with Suu Kyi, describing her as a torch of democracy for Myanmar. We see her not only as the head of the NLD but also the democracy leader for 59 million people, Khin Maung Swe told AFP. Although she has been sidelined and silenced by the junta for so long, many in the impoverished nation still see the democracy icon as their best chance for freedom. Our future depends on Aung San Suu Kyi, said NLD youth leader Nyi Min. She gives us hope and courage. Setting her free is a huge gamble for Myanmars generals, and observers see it as an attempt to tame criticism of the controversial November 7 election, the countrys first in 20 years. Some had feared that the junta would continue to put conditions on the freedom of its number one enemy. But the military rulers did not impose any restrictions on her release, according to a senior government official as well as her lawyer Nyan Win. She is completely free, Nyan Win told AFP. The pro-democracy leader swept her party to victory in a 1990 election, but it was never allowed to take power. Her sentence was extended last year over a bizarre incident in which an American swam uninvited to her lakeside home, sparking international condemnation and keeping her off the scene for last Sundays vote. Suu Kyis struggle for her country has come at a high personal cost: her husband, a British academic, died in 1999, and in the final stages of his battle with cancer the junta refused him a visa to see his wife. She has not seen her two sons for about a decade and has never met her grandchildren. Suu Kyi had an emotional telephone conversation with her youngest son Kim Aris soon after being freed, according to the British embassy in Bangkok, where the 33-year-old was seeking a Myanmar visa to visit his mother.