Myanmar opposition group launches website

Aung San Suu Kyi believes the site will help achieve democracy for Myanmar.

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2011, 15:50 PM IST

Bangkok: The Myanmar opposition group led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has launched its first official website.

Suu Kyi says she believes the National League for Democracy`s site will help achieve the group`s goal of democracy for Myanmar at a faster pace.

The website, in English and Burmese, was launched on Sunday, a day before the opening of Myanmar`s first Parliament in 22 years. The NLD boycotted last year`s general elections, saying they were held under unfair conditions to perpetuate military rule.
It was not immediately clear if the government, which exercises tight control over the Internet and other media, would try to block the site, which is meant for party members at home as well as supporters abroad.

Bureau Report