Burma's opposition has accused the country's military government of risking the health and safety of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi by restricting her access to a doctor and reducing her security.
The National League for Democracy says the Nobel laureate's access to her doctor has been cut from three visits a week to one, while her personal security detail was reduced from 13 to six.
Party offical U Lwin told VOA that Aung San Suu Kyi found the arrangement unacceptable so the entire security detail was withdrawn.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest from more than a year. She was arrested in May 2003 after a clash between her supporters and a pro-government mob in northern Burma.
Last month, Burma's military government said it had extended her detention for another year.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.