Daw Suu sends Independence Day message

an 5, 2009 (DVB)–Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi displayed a quotation from her late father, Burmese national hero general Aung San, in front of her house yesterday.

National League for Democracy spokesperson Nyan Win said the message was put up yesterday morning.
“She placed a red banner with yellow lettering on the porch of her compound,” Nyan Win said.
“It said, ‘Act decisively for the good of the nation and the people – General Aung San’. General Aung San was written in white,” he said.
“You can say that this is a message from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to all the people of the country.”
The message appeared on 4 January, the 61st anniversary of Burma’s independence from British colonial rule.
General Aung San was one of the leaders of the independence movement and continues to be respected as a national hero.
Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest in her home on Rangoon’s University Avenue.
She recently received a visit from her doctor, but requests from her lawyer to see her have been denied. http://english.dvb.no/news.php?id=2058

Suu Kyi Celebrates Independence Day with Music

On Independence Day this year, Burma’s detained democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has chosen not to stay quiet behind the locked gates of her home where she is under house arrest.

Members of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) said they heard old songs, popular in the pre-independence era, playing in her home.

On Sunday, Burma marked the 61st anniversary of its independence from Britain in 1948.

Suu Kyi has also put up a new red banner, which can be viewed from the street, with words in yellow quoting her father, independence hero Gen Aung San: ”Act decisively in the interest of the nation and the people.”

The NLD, in a ceremony at its headquarter in Rangoon attended by 300 people, including veteran politicians and diplomats, called for the release of Suu Kyi, who has been detained for more than 13 of the past 19 years.

On December 30, nine NLD members were arrested when they staged a protest in Rangoon calling for her release. A commentary in the recent issue of the Weekly Eleven journal says the junta will charge those arrested “according to the law.”

Speaking to The Irrawaddy on Monday, Suu Kyi’s lawyer, Kyi Win, said Burmese authorities still have not replied to his request to meet with the detained opposition leader to discuss her appeal against her continued detention. But Suu Kyi was allowed a visit by her personal doctor, Tin Myo Win, on January 1 and she was in good health. continue

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