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Many Burma group opposed to Suu Kyi
Subject: Many Burma group opposed to Suu Kyi (The Asian Age 13/11/96).
Many Burma Groups opposed to Suu Kyi'
Rangoon, Nov. 12. Burmese state-run on Tuesday that it was
difficult to say who was behind weekend democracy leader
Aung San Suu motorcade because she has caused trouble for so
"Suu Kyi will get into trouble if she thinks that every group she
see is her supporters" official newspapers said. It is difficult
allege specifically who are opposed to Suu Kyi, for Suu Kyi has
caused trouble to various strata of society."
The commentary, written by a regular the penname Byatti but
who is thought by many in Rangoon to be a senior military
officer, recounted the official version of events leading to
Saturday on Suu Kyi's motorcade.
It say about 200 people opposed to the Nobel Peace laureate
threw stones at motorcade, cracking several windows
windshields of different cars in the convoy.
Ms Suu Kyi, who emerged unhurt from incident, blamed the
government for orchestrating the two attacks an filed an official
complaint with the police. A government official said the
attacks were acts of sabotage from which the government had
nothing to gain. He said authorities had launched an inquiry.
Diplomats said there was no doubt the government was
involved. They said on Saturday there were about 2,000 young
men near Ms Suu Kyi's house, most of whom had been paid by
the government to come from neighbouring townships to cause
unrest. They were the ones who attacked Suu Kyi's car,
witnesses said. (Reuter)