Burma's Suu Kyi falls ill addressing election campaign crowd

Burma's Suu Kyi falls ill addressing election campaign crowd

Cebu : Philippines | Mar 04, 2012 at 1:51 AM PST
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Skooter reporting 03/04/12

As she delivered a speech on the outskirts of the country’s second biggest city of Mandalay to more than 100,000 people, Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill Saturday. She was forced to take a break saying she was not feeling well. The tired looking Nobel Prize laureate addressed the largest crowd of her election campaign so far but the 66-year-old, who is traveling with two personal doctors puked several times. About 10 minutes later, she was back on stage to continue her speech.

"She is feeling better now," her doctor, Tin Myo Win, later told AFP, saying Suu Kyi recently had been suffering from a cold.

Suu Kyi had a grueling schedule ahead of special elections to be held on April 1, running for a parliamentary seat in a constituency near Rangoon and reportedly to be the clearest sign yet of the astonishing change taking place in Myanmar or Burma. The international icon is campaigning in various parts of the country and meeting a long list of foreign dignitaries in her hometown of Rangoon.

Source: New York Post

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Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her speech during her election campaign in Mandalay, central Myanmar, Saturday.
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