Burma’s Suu Kyi warned over plans for tourBy AP News Jun 29, 2011 4:49PM UTC
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s state media have warned pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her plans to travel outside Yangon to meet supporters.
A commentary Wednesday in the state-run New Light of Burma newspaper says there will be “commotion” if she travels in the countryside as she last did in 2003.
Suu Kyi drew large crowds when she toured northern Burma, and her popularity badly rattled the then-military government. Supporters of the junta ambushed her entourage, killing several of her followers. She escaped but was detained.
She was released from house arrest last November after Burma held general elections. Critics of the new nominally civilian government say its commitment to reform will be judged partly on whether it allows her freedom of movement.