Doctor visits Daw Suu

Nov 6, 2007 (DVB), Detained National League for democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been receiving medical attention at her home over the past two days, according to party sources.

There was no further information on the nature of her illness.

NLD spokesperson and people's parliament representative U Myint Thein confirmed that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been unwell, but said he did not believe she was suffering from a serious medical condition.

"We heard Daw Suu has been visited by doctor for two days now. It is true that she has been sick, but from looking at her physical condition it can be assumed it is not very serious," said U Myint Thein.

U Myint Thein blamed her illness on the lack of regular medical check-ups.

"She became unnecessarily sick now as she has not seen by a doctor for months. We think she should be seen by doctor at least once every week from now on," he said.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is due to meet United Nations special envoy Ibrahim Gambari during his current visit to Burma, according to press reports.

The detained NLD leader met the special envoy twice when he last visited the country.

She also took part in her first meeting with the newly appointed Burmese government minister for relations, Aung Kyi, on 25 October.

Reporting by Maung Too

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