Yangon: Myanmar`s detained opposition leader
Aung San Suu Kyi has suggested that people who want to back
her disbanded party in upcoming elections refrain from voting,
her lawyer said on Wednesday.
Suu Kyi has heard on the news that people are asking what
they should do because they would like to vote for her
National League for Democracy (NLD) but the party no longer
officially exists, Nyan Win said.
"She said just don`t vote if people want to vote only for
the NLD," he told AFP by telephone after a visit to her
lakeside home yesterday.
"But she does not say anything about people`s choice," he
Yesterday Nyan Win quoted Suu Kyi as saying people should
keep a close watch on the November 7 poll and speak out if the
vote is not free and fair. He withheld the latest remarks
until he had discussed them with colleagues.
The 65-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate has spent most of
the past 20 years in detention, and as a serving prisoner is
barred from standing in the upcoming vote, which will be the
military-ruled country`s first in 20 years.
The NLD won a landslide victory in 1990 but the junta
never allowed it to take office.