Myanmar urged to clarify Suu Kyi’s fate


  • ASEAN+
  • Monday, 29 Sep 2003

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri has urged Myanmar to spell out what it will do with detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a newspaper reported yesterday. 

Indonesia chairs the 10-member Asean, of which Myanmar is also a member, and there is concern an Oct 7-8 group summit will be overshadowed by the issue of Suu Kyi's detention if she is not released. 

“The Myanmar government should state specifically whether it will keep Suu Kyi under house arrest or free her immediately,” the Jakarta Post quoted Megawati as saying during a visit to Libya. 

Suu Kyi has been under detention since May 30. She had major surgery on Sept 19 and on Friday she was driven from a Yangon hospital to the home where she has been confined for more than seven of the past 14 years. – Reuters  

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