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The junta cracks down on Suu Kyi once again

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THE simmering hostility between Myanmar's democratic movement led by Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the country's military government has spilled over into open confrontation. With the arrest of 258 of Suu Kyi's supporters, including 238 elected parliamentarians, the ruling State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) has made clear its intention to keep a firm lid on opposition politics. The arrests preceded a meeting of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) members who won in the May 1990 elections. The NLD won 392 of the 485 seats contested, but the junta did not allow Parliament to convene after that.

 A military official, Colonel Kyaw Win, said the parliamentarians had been "taken in as a preventive measure". Most of those detained are expected to be released soon. But the point here is that the NLD has carved out some much-needed political space for itself and the recent chain of events should be seen as having been initiated by the NLD, not the SLORC. NLD leaders no doubt scheduled the meeting partly to provoke a confrontation with the...

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