Britain warns Myanmar over 'menacing' tone towards Suu Kyi

30th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain expressed strong concern Thursday at the "menacing" attitude of Myanmar authorities towards pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, after she was told to stay out of politics.

"I am very concerned by the menacing tone the Burmese state media has taken towards Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy," Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement.

"The authorities' warning that she will face consequences unless she plays by their rules is at odds with their message on dialogue and reconciliation."

"Aung San Suu Kyi should be able to travel freely and without risk to her personal security. The international community will be watching developments closely," he added.

Myanmar's regime told Suu Kyi Wednesday to halt all political activities and warned that her planned first national tour since being freed in November from seven straight years of house arrest could spark riots and chaos.

© 2011 AFP

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