Daw Suu resting after health complaints following US trip


NAY PYI TAW — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is resting after returning from her first United States trip as de facto leader, is resting after a flare-up of health complaints while abroad, according to her spokesman.

U Zaw Htay said the State Counsellor was diagnosed with gastritis during a medical check-up upon her return to Yangon late Sunday night, adding that her condition was “not serious”.  

“Because there were so many events during her American trip, she looks worn out and found little time to take a rest” he told Frontier. “She vomited a few times because she was travel-worn and was weak due to irregular meal times.

Zaw Htay said Aung San Suu Kyi would take more time to rest before resuming her government duties.

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A Wednesday forum in the capital, in which the State Counsellor was due to meet with business leaders and development partners, has been postponed. Zaw Htay told Frontier the decision was unrelated to Aung San Suu Kyi’s health and had been made because more time was needed to prepare.

Frontier could not reach for comment Dr. Tin Myo Win, Aung San Suu Kyi’s personal physician.

Late on Sunday evening, a picture purporting to show Aung San Suu Kyi being wheeled through Yangon Airport on a wheelchair was widely shared on social media. Frontier was unable to independently confirm the veracity of the photograph.

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