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Suu Kyi receives visit from British

Subject: Suu Kyi receives visit from British ambassador

 .c The Associated Press 

BANGKOK, Dec. 24 (Kyodo) -- Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi,
effectively under house arrest, Tuesday received a visit from British
Ambassador Robert Gordon at her residence, a Myanmar official said. 

The official, reached by telephone from Bangkok, said Gordon and his wife
visited Suu Kyu's residence Tuesday afternoon. 

Gordon is the second foreign diplomat to visit Suu Kyi since she was put
under virtual house arrest following a series of student demonstrations
earlier this month. A U.S. diplomat visted her Friday. 

Myanmar military authorities set up barricades in roads leading to Suu Kyi's
house following the students' antigovernment demonstrations. The government
has also banned her from leaving her home since Dec. 9. 

By allowing foreign diplomats to visit Suu Kyi, the Myanmar military
authorities apparently wish to signal that they are taking a less stringent
policy than that taken against her during her previous incarceration, which
ended in July last year. 

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