Myanmar`s Suu Kyi postpones planned political trip

Last Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 23:03

Yangon: Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi
has postponed a trip to central Myanmar because she could not
get permission to hold a political gathering at a football
stadium there.

A spokesman for her National League for Democracy party
said today she would reschedule the trip to Mandalay that had
been slated for this weekend.

The failure to obtain Election Commission permission
strikes a sour note in the reconciliation process under the
reforms of the elected but military-backed government.

Suu Kyi is leading a slate of her party`s candidates
contesting 48 parliamentary seats in an April 1 by-election.

President Thein Sein`s democratic reforms after decades
of military repression have drawn praise from Suu Kyi as well
as from previously critical Western nations.


First Published: Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 23:03

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