A spokesman for Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she has faced constant intimidation and harassment by a pro-junta group during her political travels in northern Burma.
U Lwin, the spokesman for the National League for Democracy party, says the harassment is being carried out by members of the government-sponsored Union Solidarity Development Association (USDA).
The USDA was formed in 1993 as a social organization and reportedly has 19 million members loyal to the military dictatorship.
U Lwin said today (Sunday) that Aung San Suu Kyi has reopened about 10 NLD offices in Kachin state and plans to open five more in Sagaing division and one in Magwee before she returns to Rangoon on June 4th.
Razali Ismail, the Malaysian diplomat credited with brokering historic talks between the Nobel Peace laureate and the junta, is due to make his 10th visit to Burma next month in an effort to restart the talks, which stalled about a year ago.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.