Myanmar halts 9 magazines that sold Suu Kyi covers

All nine magazines had printed photos of Aung San Suu Kyi in inserts.

Updated: Nov 22, 2010, 14:47 PM IST

Yangon: Government censors in military-ruled Myanmar have ordered nine magazines to suspend publication for not following regulations.

The magazine Weekly Eleven reports in its latest issue that the Press Scrutiny board did not say how the privately-owned local magazines violated regulations.

However, all nine printed photos of recently released pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in inserts that were used as wraparound covers when the magazines were on sale.
Suu Kyi was released from house arrest on November 13 after 7 1/2 years of continuous detention. Her political movement won elections in 1990, but the military did not allow it to take power.

Bureau Report