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Sweater knit by Myanmar`s Suu Kyi sells for $50K

Last Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 15:37

Yangon: A hand-knit woollen sweater made by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has sold at an auction in Myanmar for almost USD 50,000.

A Myanmar-based radio station won a bidding war for the sweater during an auction on Thursday night held by Suu Kyi`s opposition party. The bidding started at USD 6,000.

Suu Kyi has not yet commented on the sale of the sweater a red, green and blue V-neck or explained its background. It sold for 41,500,000 kyat, or USD 49,000.

The auction was a part of a fundraising concert organised by the National League for Democracy party to raise money for education of poor children in the impoverished country.

Suu Kyi, a 67-year-old former political prisoner, has become Myanmar`s biggest celebrity as the country transitions from a half-century of military rule.


First Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 15:37
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