Myanmar's Suu Kyi going online after detention

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 22, 2011 08:57

YANGON, Myanmar  — Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was ready to go online to broaden her domestic and international contacts after years of detention when the military regime allowed her virtually no contact with the outside world, her security chief said Saturday. She may even be tweeting soon.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, released from seven years of house arrest in November, has been allowed Internet access and will begin to go online after recovering from a cold and cough, said Win Htein.

"She is delighted that she can now connect with people inside and outside the country as she's keen to build up a broad network," said the security chief.

Shortly before her release, Suu Kyi said she wanted to get a Twitter account once she was freed so she could "get in touch with the younger generation."


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