BURMA/ THAILAND: BURMA'S DEMOCRACY LEADER AUNG SAN SUU KYI MAKES LOW-KEY APPEARANCE AT OFFICIAL MARTYRS' DAY CEREMONYRecord ID: 639646
- Title: BURMA/ THAILAND: BURMA'S DEMOCRACY LEADER AUNG SAN SUU KYI MAKES LOW-KEY APPEARANCE AT OFFICIAL MARTYRS' DAY CEREMONY
- Date: 19th July 1996
- Summary: RANGOON, BURMA/ BANGKOK, THAILAND (JULY 19, 1996) (REUTERS TELEVISION - ACCESS ALL) RANGOON, BURMA (JULY 19, 1996) 1. LV THE MARTYR'S MAUSOLEUM 0.06 2. SV/LV BURMESE MINISTER OF CULTURE AUNG SAN PAYING RESPECTS AT MEMORIAL (2 SHOTS) 0.21 3. SV BURMESE MILITARY OFFICIALS SALUTE 0.27 4. SLV OPPOSITION LEADER AUNG SAN SUU KYI WALKS UP WEARING BLACK 0.40 5. SV MILITARY OFFICIALS LOOKING ON 0.44 6. SV SUU KYI LAYS A WREATH IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER AT THE MEMORIAL AND BOWS 1.05 BANGKOK, THAILAND (JULY 19, 1996) 7. CU SIGN OF THE INDONESIAN EMBASSY 1.09 8. SV DISSIDENT BURMESE PROTESTERS CALLING ON ASSOCIATON OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS TO REVISE ITS CLOSE LINKS WITH BURMA SAYING WE WANT FREEDOM, WE WANT DIALOGUE (ENGLISH) 1.16 9. SV INDONESIAN GUARDS AT GATE 1.20 10. SV PROTESTOR WITH POSTER SAYING "BURMA NOT MOVING ON DEMOCRACY YET" (ENGLISH) 1.24 11. SV PROTESTORS HANDING OUT LEAFLETS/ STANDING WITH BANNERS (3 SHOTS) 1.36 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: RANGOON, BURMA/ BANGKOK, THAILAND
- Country: Burma (Myanmar)
- Duration: 00:01:38
- Story Text: INTRO: Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi made a low-key appearance at an official Martyrs' Day ceremony as state-run media attacked her for urging the West to impose economic sanctions on Burma.
A solemn-looking Aung San Suu Kyi, dressed in a black traditional longyi (sarong), a white blouse and black shawl, placed three baskets of flowers at her father's tomb at the Martyrs' Mausoleum in Rangoon on Friday (July 19).
The Burmese democracy leader arrived in a government car, and was accompanied by Lieutenant-Colonel Then Tun, the man who used to be the liaison officer between the military and Suu Kyi when she was under house arrest.
Minister of Culture Aung San represented the military government at the ceremony, a solemn occasion held each year to remember the nine martyrs who were murdered by unknown assailants on July 19, 1947.
Suu Kyi's father General Aung San, the architect of Burma's independence from Britain, six of his pre-independence cabinet colleagues and two others were gunned down while they were holding a meeting six months before Burma's independence.
Also Friday, dissident Burmese students staged a small demonstration outside the Indonesian embassy in Bangkok on to urge the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to reassess its close ties with Burma.
Foreign ministers of the seven-member ASEAN are meeting in the Indonesian capital this weekend, where they will greet Burma as an observer to the group, a step away from full membership.
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