Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Travel Outside Rangoon

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday that she will travel outside Rangoon next week for the first time since her release from house arrest in November.

The sources said the Nobel peace laureate will travel to the ancient city of Baban with her son Kim Aris Monday for a private visit. Supporters said it would be a personal trip and would not involve politics.

Burma's Home Affairs Ministry warned the Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday that her National League for Democracy party, forced by the military government to dissolve before elections last year, was breaking the law by continuing political activities.

A commentary in the state-controlled New Light of Myanmar newspaper this week warned Aung San Suu Kyi that her upcoming tour of the country could spark riots and chaos. The article stopped short of telling her to stay home.