Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on a four-day trip outside of Rangoon to try to build support for her party, the National League for Democracy -- that has suffered from years of government repression.
The party's vice-chairman, Tin Oo, and about 15 youth party members accompanied her Monday to the town of Pyay, 180-kilometers north of Rangoon.
Since Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest in May, she has made several extended trips outside of Rangoon. Before her release, she was blocked from traveling outside the capital.
This latest trip comes ahead of a visit by United Nations human rights envoy to Burma, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, who is due to visit later this month.