ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BURMA-Problems of Resistance

Problems of Resistance A Correspondent writes:
THE award of the Nobel peace prize to Aung San Suu Kyi, detained under house arrest at her home next door to the Japanese embassy in Rangoon (Yangon) since July 20, 1989, comes at a time when the problems within the broad resistance to the military regime have become more acute, and when the party she had formed, the National League for Democracy (NLD), unable to function in the oppressive environment of military rule, has got into further problems over the decision of a small minority of NLD leaders elected to parliament in last year's elections, who later fled the country, to form a 'governmeni-in-exile'. The election itself, and the developments that followed culminating in the formation of the national coalition government based at Maner- plaw, on the Burma-Thailand border in Karen state of Burma, were events in which Suu Kyi was not involved, having been detained well before the polls.

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