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Subject: Suu Kyi poisoned by foreign awards: junta (The Hindu, 29/1/97.)
Suu Kyi poisoned by foreign awards: Junta
The Hindu (New Delhi), 29/197.
Yangon, Jan. 28.
Myanmar's official media today said the pro-democracy leader, Ms. Aung
San Suu Kyi, was being poisoned by the awards conferred upon her by other
"The awards being conferred on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi today from outside
the country are in fact poisons," said the commentary published in
Myanmarese language newspapers. State-run newspapers are considered the
mouthpiece of the military government.
"Do you realise that poisons are being poured into your head in order to
make you hate the government, the armed forces and the people of Myanmar
more an more?" the commentary asked.
Ms. Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel prize for her non-violent campaign
for democracy, has been awarded dozens of honours and awards abroad over
the past few years for her efforts to bring democracy back to Myanmar. --