8/11/2014 Mass meeting of Aung San Suu Kyi in Loikaw, Kayah State scheduled today [November 8] will be secured with 150-strong police, according to Kayah State Police Force.
The security protocol aims for rule of law and to prevent from conflicts, said Myint Toe, the Police Major there.
The opposition leader’s public speech will take place at the township square – where annual Kayah Day holds – 4:30 pm in the evening.
The Lady’s guards and the Kayah-based National League for Democracy undertake the security measures and the meeting expects some 30,000 audiences, according to Dr Khin Si Thu, the chairperson of that NLD branch.
“The region hasn’t been familiar with the NLD activities since 1990, after the general elections. The region wasn’t fertile for most political parties including Daw Su’s. Only the National Unity Party has existed [in junta era],” she said, adding that the situation is different now and the government itself willingly assists in security matters.
Suu Kyi will stop at the Loikaw Hotel and arrange a face time with NLD’s central executives, town elders, ethnic armed groups that agreed truce and local civic bodies before the speech.
“It’s good to receive Daw Suu for both the oppositions like us and her own party. She’ll see the reality of our state with her own eyes,” said Phoe Khwar, a committee member of Karenni Youth Union.
This is the Lady’s second visit to Kayah State over the last 25 years.