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It’s Myanmar, not Burma, Suu Kyi told

Last Updated: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 13:55

Zeenews Bureau

Yangon: Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been told to refer to the Southeast Asian nation by its official name.

Burma had got its new English name, ‘Myanmar’, in 1989 by the country`s former military rulers.

However, opponents and exile groups continue to refer the country as Burma as a sign of protest and defiance.

Myanmar`s election commission issued the complaint in the state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper on Friday, saying Suu Kyi had referred to the country as Burma during her landmark trips to Thailand and Europe.

The commission supervises laws dealing with political parties.

Suu Kyi became a lawmaker after her party won dozens of Parliament seats in April.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 13:55
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