Burma

State Counselor Fatigued after International Trip

By The Irrawaddy 26 September 2016

RANGOON — Burma’s State Counselor Office announced on Monday that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s health is stable but “she needs to take some rest for a while.”

The announcement came after the State Counselor arrived home on Sunday night from a more than two week trip to Britain and the US.

On Friday the 71-year old skipped a meeting with the Partnership Group on Burma at the United Nations in New York as her doctor advised her to rest.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was not able to greet supporters waiting outside the airport on her arrival on Sunday as she has done on previous returns. The Ministry of Information announced that a scheduled meeting between the State Counselor and business people on Wednesday was postponed, without giving explanation.

“Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is feeling fatigue as she was on a very tight schedule during her US trip,” a statement released Monday morning said.

“She is also suffering a gastric problem as she didn’t have meals at regular times during the trip and is suffering from arthritis in her neck.  But her health is not in a state of concern and she just needs to rest for a while,” the statement added.

Daw Aung Suu Kyi flew to Britain on Sept. 10 prior to a trip to the US upon the invitation of the US government.

Burma’s State Counselor had meetings with the British Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Obama, and other international officials and dignitaries. She gave a speech at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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