NLD sources: Aung San Suu Kyi taken from her Naypyitaw home to undisclosed location

Aung San Suu Kyi was taken away from her home in Naypyitaw six days ago to an undisclosed location, sources within the National League for Democracy (NLD) party have told Myanmar Now. 

The military had been keeping her at the house on Myebon Thar street in Zabuthiri township since it detained her and other top government figures in early morning raids on February 1.  

“We don’t know where she’s being kept anymore,” a senior NLD source said on condition of anonymity. 

A second senior NLD source who also requested anonymity confirmed that Suu Kyi had been removed from her residence. 

Her neighbour, Naypyitaw mayor Dr Myo Aung, has been detained in an undisclosed location since the coup. 

Suu Kyi, who served as both State Counsellor and foreign minister before her arrest, has lived at the Myebon Thar street house since the NLD came to power in 2016. 

The military regime has charged her with illegally importing walkie-talkies and with breaching Covid-19 regulations by attending a gathering with too many people while campaigning in last year’s election, which the NLD won in a massive landslide. 

Authorities have also searched the La Yaung Taw horticultural training academy in Naypyitaw and confiscated some items there, the sources said. The academy is a project of the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, a charity founded by Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi had been planning  to establish a museum at the academy and had moved a collection of her personal effects there, including numerous international prizes won over the past 30 years.

The Daw Khin Kyi Foundation is being investigated by the regime and two senior officials from the charity were recently detained by the military.

Suu Kyi appeared at a court hearing via video link on September 16 but her lawyer, Khin Maung Zaw, was not allowed to represent her. He has also been barred from meeting her in person. 

After she was released from years under house arrest in 2010, she won a parliamentary seat in a 2012 by-election before leading the NLD to two overwhelming election victories in 2015 and 2020. 

On Friday the chair of new military-appointed Union Election Commission, Thein Soe, officially annulled the results of the 2020 poll during a meeting with political parties in Naypyitaw. 


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