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Subject: Burmese dailies accuse Suu Kyi of spreading chaos
Burmese dailies accuse Suu Kyi of spreading chaos
Leader, partymen compared to poisonous snakes
21 May 1996, The Asian Age (New Delhi)
Rangoon May 20: Burmese democracy leader and Nobel peace
laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, must be controlled in order to prevent an
uprising against the government, a commentary in official Burmese
newspapers said on Monday.
The article, entitled when <Italic> will the act of the snakes end?
<Italic>, attacked Ms Suu Kyi and members of her National League
for Democracy Party for trying to cause unrest.
The Commentary was published in the countrys two Burmese-
language dailies, widely regarded as the mouthpiece of the ruling
The State Law and Order Restoration Council has been a waging a
revolution in Burma, The commentary said, adding the Slorc has
emerged victorious over anarchists that appeared and the
demonstrations that occurred in 1988 and 1989.
"Similarly, the Slorc needs to carry on with perseverance, care and
wisdom in order to win a final victory over Suu Kyi, who is embracing
a mistaken belief," it said.
The Slorc assumed power in 1988 after the army crushed a democracy
uprising that left thousands dead or imprisoned. Ms Suu Kyi was put
under house arrest in 1989 for her outspoken attacks on the Slorc
during that period.
In a apparent reference to Ms Suu Kyi and two of her top NLD
colleagues, Kyi Maung and Tin Oo, both of whom were released by
the Slorc last year after nearly six years imprisonment, the
commentary called the "three poisonous snakes" to stop their "act of
the snakes" every Saturday and Sunday.
At the weekend, Ms Suu Kyi and other senior members of the party
like Kyi Maung and Tin Oo regularly speak to thousand of supporters
at the gates of Ms Suu Kyis home.
"If the act of the snakes is not controlled, the snake charmer may get
bitten by the snakes. If the snake charmers show is not perform
properly, the snakes will escape." (Reuter)
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