[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index ][Thread Index ]

Reuters-Myanmar's widowed Suu Kyi r

Subject: Reuters-Myanmar's widowed Suu Kyi reunited with elder son 

Myanmar's widowed Suu Kyi reunited with elder son
05:26 a.m. May 25, 1999 Eastern
YANGON, May 25 (Reuters) - Alexander Aris, the elder son of Myanmar's
pro-democracy leader Aung San San Kyi and her late British academic husband,
arrived in Yangon on Tuesday to see her for the first time in several years.

Aris, 26, was met by his mother at the airport, eyewitnesses said. Suu Kyi's
younger son, Kim, visited her from April 16 to April 30.

Their father Michael Aris died in England of prostate cancer on March 27
having been denied a visa to visit his wife for the past three years.

Aris applied for a visa to visit Suu Kyi in Myanmar shortly before his
death, but the military government did not grant it despite a flurry of
international representations on his behalf.

The government, which has long sought a way to get Suu Kyi out of the
country, instead encouraged her to go to England to see her husband. She
refused, fearing she would not be allowed back into Myanmar after the visit.