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Daw Suu : she is still waiting in h
- Subject: Daw Suu : she is still waiting in h
- From: nin@xxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 03:17:00
Burma: Govt Again Foils Suu Kyi's Plan To Meet Followers
RANGOON (AP-Dow Jones)--Burma's military government once again
frustrated democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's attempt to meet 7ith
members of her party by refusing to allow her to leave her Rangoon
home on Thursday.
Suu Kyi had planned to meet with members of her political party at an
office in the Hlaing district of Rangoon to reorganize its youth wing.
She has vowed to hold a series of such meetings in party offices around
'Aung San Suu Kyi left her house in her car at 8:30 this morning, but
was stopped a few yards away. She is still waiting in her car,' said a
party member contacted mid-morning by telephone at Suu Kyi's lakeside
Aung Shwe, chairman of her political party, and vice chairman Tin Oo
were prevented by traffic police from approaching Suu Kyi's compound.
They meet with the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner daily.
This is the third consecutive meeting Burma's military government has
halted between Suu Kyi and her party members, and the second time in two
weeks that they have confined her to her home.
Last Wednesday's detention lasted until the afternoon, after the
planned meeting was prevented and those waiting to confer with Suu Kyi had
The military government denies it confines Suu Kyi, and published on
the internet a list of her daily movements during the past month to
prove she is free to travel outs9de her home.
But the military, which claims it is bringing about democracy in Burma,
bars Suu Kyi from leaving her home whenever she intends to conduct
peaceful political activities and has jailed more than 1,000 of its
Last week, Gen. Khin Nyunt, one Burma's four most powerful generals,
said Suu Kyi and her party were bent on starting riots.
(END) AP-DOW JONES NEWS 13-11-97
0621GMT (AP-DJ-11-13-97 0621GMT)