30 Jun '11, 12am

US urges Myanmar to ensure Suu Kyi freedoms via @cmswire #Burma

WASHINGTON - THE United States on Wednesday urged Myanmar to ensure that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is free to take part in politics, after the regime told her to halt such activities. Washington calls on the authorities 'to ensure that Aung San Suu Kyi is free to travel, free to express her views and to fully participate in political activities', State Department deputy spokesman Mark Toner said. Mr Toner also told reporters that 'we remained concern for her safety and her security', adding 'it is the responsibility of the Burmese authorities in fact to ensure her safety and that of Burma's citizens'. The regime in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, told Ms Suu Kyi to halt all political activities and warned her that plans for a first national tour since being freed could spark riots and chaos. Official media said the home affairs ministry had written to th...

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