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	Military says Suu Kyi is traitor and will be destroyed

            BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Burma's military government said 
Tuesday that
            Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is a traitor 
conspiring with
            Western governments, and will be destroyed. 

            "Looking back at history, all traitors who tried to challenge 
or oppose the
            (Burmese) military are doomed to face failure and 
destruction,'' said an article
            in the state-run press. 

            Press commentaries, usually written by high-ranking 
intelligence officers using
            pen names, have called Suu Kyi a traitor before. But this 
            appeared to go a step further by speaking of "destruction.'' 

            Threats by the military aren't taken lightly by the Burmese 
opposition. Suu
            Kyi's motorcade was attacked Nov. 9 by a mob that witnesses 
said was
            organized and paid by the government. 

            The government has denied the charge. 

            The military has been blaming Suu Kyi, who leads Burma's 
            movement, and her political party for last week's student 
demonstrations. The
            military has confined Suu Kyi to her home since the protests 

            The students, who took to the streets of Rangoon and Mandalay 
in the largest
            show of civil dissent since the democracy uprising of 1988, 
denied any links to
            Suu Kyi or her party, although some of their goals were the 

            The students seek an end to police brutality, the right to 
form a students union
            and more civil liberties. Some called for democracy in Burma, 
which has been
            ruled by military regimes since 1962. 

            "Suu Kyi and her colleagues are instigating unrest in order 
to create anarchy in
            the country,'' Tuesday's commentary said. "Their main 
interest is to achieve
            awards and assistance from the neocolonialists.'' 

[FOX, 17 December 1996].