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Burma's government restricts democr


          Burma's military rulers have laid metal spikes and barbed
          wire outside the home of National League for Democracy
          leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to prevent her attending a party
          meeting in the capital, Rangoon. 

          South-East Asia correspondent Ginny Stein reports.

          The Burmese Government said the NLD leader had been
          requested not to leave her compound, saying her plans to
          travel to the meeting in a suburb of the capital, Rangoon,
          could threaten community peace and tranquility. The NLD
          has been attempting to establish a youth wing of the party.
          This latest supression of Aung San Suu Kyi's activities
          comes despite diplomatic hopes that Burma's recent entry to
          the association of South-East Asian Nations would
          encourage greater tolerance amongst the Junta.<> The
          National League for Democracy won a landslide eledctions
          in 1990 but they have never been recognised by the

	[ABC News, 14 November 1997]


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