Daw Suu sends Independence Day message

Jan 5, 2009 (DVB), Detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi displayed a quotation from her late father, Burmese national hero general Aung San, in front of her house yesterday.

National League for Democracy spokesperson Nyan Win said the message was put up yesterday morning.

"She placed a red banner with yellow lettering on the porch of her compound," Nyan Win said.

"It said, 'Act decisively for the good of the nation and the people , General Aung San'. General Aung San was written in white," he said.

"You can say that this is a message from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to all the people of the country."

The message appeared on 4 January, the 61st anniversary of Burma’s independence from British colonial rule.

General Aung San was one of the leaders of the independence movement and continues to be respected as a national hero.

Aung San Suu Kyi remains under house arrest in her home on Rangoon's University Avenue.

She recently received a visit from her doctor, but requests from her lawyer to see her have been denied.

Reporting by Htet Aung Kyaw

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