21 Jan '11, 10am

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has finally had Internet access installed at home after years of isolation

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has finally had Internet access installed at home after years of isolation

Suu Kyi has expressed an interest in using the micro-blogging site Twitter or the social network Facebook to reach young people. -- PHOTO: AFP YANGON - MYANMAR democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has finally had Internet access installed at home after her years of isolation were brought to an end two months ago, an aide said on Friday. Her security chief Win Htein told AFP that the opposition leader was 'glad' to be able to go online at her lakeside mansion in Yangon and would use the technology to contact her network of supporters. 'But she cannot use the Internet now as she is not feeling well and is coughing,' he said. It is believed that the Nobel laureate has never before surfed the web. Suu Kyi, who was locked up for seven straight years with no telephone or Internet until November, has expressed an interest in using the micro-blogging site Twitter or the social network ...

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