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Nobel Winner: Boycott Burma.

	Nobel Winner: Boycott Burma 

RANGOON, Burma (AP) -- Aung San Suu Kyi's 
family will protest the military regime's
tourism campaign by not visiting her in Burma 
for Christmas, the pro-democracy leader said

The military government, which renamed the 
country Myanmar, has covered the capital with
posters advertising ``Visit Myanmar Year '96.'' 

Despite its name, the campaign didn't begin 
until last month, and is to continue through
November 1997. State-run media said this week 
that Burma aims to have 300,000 visitors
by then -- well below targets announced 

Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, 
has called on tourists to boycott Burma to
protest the regime, which seized power in 1988 
by killing hundreds of demonstrators. 

On Thursday, she told The Associated Press her 
family will stay away. 

``We've decided not to support Visit Myanmar 
Year, and I don't want them coming during
Visit Myanmar Year,'' she said in a telephone 

Suu Kyi is married to Briton Michael Aris, an 
Oxford professor. The couple have two sons.

Aris and one son visited her last Christmas, 
the first since Suu Kyi was freed from house
arrest in July 1995. 

Burma's capital has been racked by protests in 
the last week. Security forces have blocked
off a 4-square-mile area in the capital, and 
the city's second most important religious site,
the Sule Pagoda, has been closed. 

[Associated Press, 12 December 1996].