Illness forces Suu Kyi to suspend campaigning
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns in February.
March 26th, 2012
12:10 AM ET

Illness forces Suu Kyi to suspend campaigning

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has suspended campaigning for Myanmar's upcoming by-elections after falling ill, her party said Sunday.

Nyan Win, the spokesman for Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, said the rigors of crisscrossing the country to attend election rallies had taken a toll on the 66-year-old old Nobel Laureate.

"She was sick, but her health condition has improved now," he said. "She still feels a bit tired."

Suu Kyi, who was released from years under house arrest in 2010, is expected to resume travel once she feels better.

Her party has submitted candidates for all 47 seats up for grabs in the April 1 by-elections, after boycotting previous elections.

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  1. Jackie

    How interesting. Where is Myanmar again?

    March 26, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |