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Suu Kyi treated for stomach bug
Aung San Suu Kyi. File photo
Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since May 2003
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been treated for a stomach bug but she was not brought to hospital, a police official says.

Burma's police chief said Ms Suu Kyi had received medical attention at home but he denied earlier opposition reports she had been taken to hospital.

Ms Suu Kyi has been held since May 2003, and has spent 10 of the last 16 years under house arrest.

Burma recently said she would be held for another year under house arrest.

Police chief Maj Gen Khin Yi told reporters she had been suffering from a stomach bug for several days but said it was not serious and she had been treated at home by her personal physician.

Earlier, National League for Democracy spokesman Nyan Win said he "understood" Ms Suu Kyi had been treated in hospital on Friday but was now back home.

She had, he added, been treated for acute diarrhoea.

Ms Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won an overwhelming election victory in 1990.

But the victory was never recognised by the junta, which has ruled the country - which it calls Myanmar - since a coup in 1962.

Ms Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, while still under house arrest.


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