Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Sent Food Supplies

By The Irrawaddy 8 June 2021

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been sent a food package, a day after asking her legal team to help provide her with essential supplies as she will not accept support from the military regime.

U Kyi Win, a lawyer acting for the detained State Counselor, said that 400,000 kyats worth of food, including rice and cooking oil, had been sent via the police to the ousted National League for Democracy (NLD) leader and the eight other people detained with her.

“I sent two sacks of rice and five viss (around 9 kg) of oil and other things through the police. I didn’t ask for contributions from anyone and I bought it myself,” said U Kyi Win.

During a court hearing in Naypyitaw on Monday, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi requested that her legal team help provide food for her and the other detainees as they have been using their own money to buy food and are now short of cash and in need of medicines and other supplies.

She told her legal team that she did not want support from those detaining her and asked the lawyers to help if possible.

After the military ousted her NLD government in a Feb. 1 coup, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was placed under house arrest at her home in Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw. She was subsequently moved to an unknown location in Naypyitaw.

The junta has filed six charges against her, including two under Article 25 of the Natural Disaster Management Law and one each under Article 8 of the Export and Import Law, Article 67 of the Telecommunications Law, Article 505(b) of the Penal Code for sedition and the Official Secrets Act.

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