Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Burma warns Aung San Suu Kyi not to meet supporters

Burma's government has warned Aung San Suu Kyi that her plans to meet supporters on a tour around the country could trigger violence in an apparent attempt to intimidate the pro-democracy leader against renewed political activity.

A day after the Nobel peace laureate's Reith lecture was broadcast by the BBC, the ruling junta also cautioned her National League for Democracy (NLD) against campaigning, writing to remind the party that it remains banned and must not commit "acts that can harm peace and stability".

The dual warning, carried in the country's state media, appears to be a direct attempt to coerce Aung San Suu Kyi into keeping a low profile following her release from seven years of house arrest at the end of last year.

Since her release Aung San Suu Kyi has not left the capital, Rangoon. In 2003, during an earlier brief period of liberty she drew vast crowds while travelling the countryside, something which appeared to enrage the military rulers. Full Article >>>

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