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Emissary Speak to Suu Kyi Fans

                     Emissary Speak to Suu Kyi

                     Sunday, January 5, 1997 7:52 pm EST 

                     RANGOON, Burma (AP) -- Still confined to her home by
                     military government, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi
sent the
                     vice chairman of her political party to meet supporters

                     Tin Oo, a former defense minister and vice chairman of
Suu Kyi's
                     National League for Democracy, spoke to about 150
people who
                     gathered at Saya San intersection hoping to hear Suu Kyi. 

                     Her supporters have gathered there every weekend since
                     October, when the military government barricaded her
home to
                     prevent the democracy speeches she had been giving
there weekly
                     for 1 1/2 years. 

                     Suu Kyi, who was released from a six-year house arrest
in July
                     1995, last spoke at Saya San on Nov. 23. Her car was
attacked as
                     she was traveling there on Nov. 9, by a mob whose
members said
                     they were paid by the government. 

                     The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is refusing to cooperate
                     military authorities, who since December have insisted
she seek
                     their permission to leave her lakeside compound. Suu
Kyi says she
                     is being unlawfully restrained. 

                     The government allowed about 500 to attend a
celebration for
                     Burma's independence day at Suu Kyi's home Saturday.
More than
                     3,000 attended the event last year.