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Subject: Journalists barred from Suu Kyi's home (The Hindu, 3/12/97)
Journalists barred from Suu Kyi's home
The Hindu, 3/12/97.
YANGON, Jan. 2.
The military regime told journalists today that they would not be allowed
to meet the prodemocracy leader, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, at her home,
openly confirming restrictions on whom she can meet and where.
Diplomats and members of Ms. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy
(NLD) will be permitted to enter her lakeside compound, which is sealed
off by roadblocks, provided they secure prior permission from the
Government, officials said. "Journalists can meet her at other places,"
said spokesman Colonel Thein Swe at the Government's monthly news conference.
The statement was the most formal admission made by the ruling State Law
and Order Restoration Council that the relative ease Ms. Suu Kyi enjoyed
in meeting journalists since here release from six years of house arrest
in July 1995 through mid-1996, has ended.
Ms. Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel peace prize for her non-violent
promotion of democracy, has met only rarely journalists since November,
and only at the homes of friends or social functions. - AP