Burma’s democracy leader, who is now touring in the Shan State to open four National League for Democracy party offices there, told 500 supporters and party members in Taunggyi Friday at the opening ceremony of a new party office – in her words – “not to join the party because you want privileges.” She also reminded them: “Your actions should be in the interests of not just yourself but the majority of the people.”
Meanwhile, diplomatic sources in Rangoon confirmed that although the UN envoy Razali Ismail cancelled his scheduled trip to Taunggyi, three of his aides had left Rangoon Friday to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi there. Whether or not they had met with her remains unclear.
In Rangoon, the National League for Democracy spokesperson U Lwin said: “In Shan state, the movement of the military is much heavier than in the rest of the country. It is an interesting place for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to visit and to start talking about democratization.”
Information for this report is provided by AFP.