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(Xinhua) Myanmar Opposition Leader

[this wire adds no new info on the sit-in;.what is interesting
is that it is Xinhua -- DA]

Myanmar Opposition Leader Barred From Further Travelling

Xinhua, Rangoon, 26 August 2000. Myanmar's opposition political party
leader Aung San Suu Kyi continued  to be barred by the authorities from
travelling further Saturday after she  reached Dala township in Yangon
division on Friday.

Together with two other party leaders, Aung San Suu Kyi, general secretary
of the National League for Democracy, left Yangon for Dala to carry out party
activities on Friday morning, crossing the Yangon River. She was blocked by
the local authorities from travelling further after arriving at Dala.

According to a government-released information sheet Saturday afternoon,
she had stayed at Sarpachaun ward in Dala by the roadside until Saturday.

The information sheet said the security conditions make it unsafe for her to
travel to Twante, a nearby area, adding that the local authorities have 
told her
to return home.

Heavy police presence remains around the clock at the nearby area where
she "rests," it said.

Aung San Suu Kyi's health condition is unknown.

The travel ban on Aung San Suu Kyi came two years after she was prevented
from doing so in August 1998. During that incident, she remained in her car by
the roadside for six days under the sun and rain,endangering her life.

Observers here said Aung San Suu Kyi, despite release from nearly six years'
house arrest in July 1995, seems to be still under restriction to move 
outside Yangon.