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Date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 17:57:18 +0000
Subject: Reuter/AFP: Suu Kyi Denies She Is a Dictator
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29 Jan. 1996

SUU KYI DENIES SHE IS A DICTATOR

Rangoon, Jan. 28: Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi denied 
government accusation that she has become dictatorial in her running of the 
National League for Democracy Party.
   "There is no practice of dictatorship in the NLD, the Nobel Peace laureate 
told supporters late on Saturday. Ms Suu Kyi's remark was made after official, 
state-run Burmese-language newspapers carried a commentary asking her to step 
down because she had become dictatorial. In the commentary entitled "Give up 
little sister," Ms Suu Kyi was accused of ignoring the will of the people in her 
leadership of the pro-democracy party.
   The commentary, the latest in series of criticisms against the democracy 
leader, said 50-year old Suu Kyi used "feminine wiles" over other party member 
to get her way. "I would like to request you give up the little sister, in order to 
raise the political impression of the party," said the commentary.
   It suggest the NLD try to find a way to change its decision to withdraw from 
military-sponsored constitutional talks. Ms Suu Kyi said late last year the 
NLD, which she helped found, was pulling out of the talks because they did not 
represent the will of the people. About 590 delegates, mostly hand-picked by 
the ruling State Law and Restoration Council, are involved in the constitutional 
convention which has been meeting intermittently since 1993 to draft guide-lines 
of a new Constitution.
   Meanwhile, speaking during a weekend appearance before her supporters, said 
Sunday that the ever-widening gap between rich and poor could lead to social 
unrest if left unresolved.
   She said the gap between the rich and the poor was already a tangible thing in 
the country. An increasing number of children were unable to complete primary 
education because their parents had become impoverished, she said.   
(Reuter/AFP)

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CAMBODIA SIGNS PACT WITH BURMA

Rangoon: Burma and Cambodia have signed a cooperation agreement, official 
media reported on Sunday. Burma's minister for foreign affairs Ohn Gyaw and 
his Cambodian counterpart Ung Huot, sign an accord to form a Joint 
Commission for Bilateral Cooperation, according to the reports. No details were 
given.              (Reuter)


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