Suu Kyi to Have Medical Exam Next Month
25 November 2009: Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will have her medical check up in December, according to a source in Rangoon.
Dr. Tin Myo Win will be allowed to see the detained Nobel Laureate at her home next month to evaluate Suu Kyi’s physical health. But details are unavailable when the visit might take place.
The Nobel Laureate’s physical well being has been the concern of many in the international community since Suu Kyi received an extended period of house arrest following fresh charges laid against her by Burma’s military regime earlier this year.
“There are people coming in and out of Suu Kyi’s home this morning – mostly people responsible for renovating her house,” the source in Rangoon said.
Permission to renovate Suu Kyi’s shabby colonial era home on University Avenue was recently granted by the authorities in Rangoon.
Suu Kyi’s house has remained barricaded with barbed wire and tight security presence for most of the past 20 years. The barricades were recently removed, prompting rumors around Rangoon that the pro-democracy icon was released.
Among the people that are going in and out of Suu Kyi’s lakeside home today will be her personal lawyer and National League for Democracy party spokesman Nyan Win. He is expected to discuss with the detained leader the status of the recent legal appeal submitted to the Supreme Court of Burma regarding Suu Kyi’s conviction to an extended period under house arrest.
The detained leader is yet to hear from the Supreme Court with respect to her recent legal appeal or from General Than Shwe regarding Suu Kyi’s request to meet with the junta supremo, according to the source.