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BBC-Nobel winner marks Burma's annu

Subject: BBC-Nobel winner marks Burma's annulled election 

Thursday, May 27, 1999 Published at 11:38 GMT 12:38 UK
BBC-World: Asia-Pacific

Nobel winner marks Burma's annulled election

The Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has delivered a speech to a
gathering of about five-hundred supporters to mark the ninth anniversary of
Burma's election which was annulled by the military regime.

Her party, the National League for Democracy, won the 1990 election by a
huge margin but the military has never let the parliament meet.

Meanwhile a senior member of the military government, Lieutenant-General
Khin Nyunt, used the anniversary to say Burma is on the right political

He again said that the administration is laying the foundation for the
establishment of a democratic system.

>From the newsroom of the BBC World Service