17 Jul '11, 10am

Aung San Suu Kyi to attend Myanmar memorial for hero father

Aung San Suu Kyi to attend Myanmar memorial for hero father

Myanmar has invited democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi to attend a ceremony to honour her father, the country's liberation hero General Aung San, a government official said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS YANGON - MYANMAR has invited democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi to attend a ceremony to honour her father, the country's liberation hero General Aung San, a government official said on Sunday. The 66-year-old is expected to attend the annual Martyrs' Day events on July 19 for the first time in nine years following her release from house arrest soon after the nation's controversial election last November. The Myanmar official said an invitation was sent to Dr Suu Kyi's Yangon home on Thursday, adding the Nobel Peace Prize winner was thought likely to agree to attend the ceremony held at the Yangon Martyrs' Mausoleum. 'Government officials, led by the Yangon mayor, will attend the...

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