Suu Kyi Hits the Road

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Ignoring warnings from the authorities, Burma’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has taken to the road and travelled outside of Rangoon for the first time since she was released from house arrest late last year.

If her attitude disappointed the government, then they would hardly have been impressed by the thousands who the lined rural streets of Bago, about 80 kilometres north of her home, and chanted ‘mother’ as she opened a library. Her three-car convoy moved on to nearby Tha Nat Pin. Read more in The Diplomat.

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