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Suu Kyi Offers to Help Evicted Families

7 April 2014

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has told a group of protesters who say they were forcibly evicted in a land grab in 2006 that she will intervene on their behalf, reports Mizzima. About 100 protesters, representing 293 families, converged on Suu Kyi’s lakeside home in Rangoon on Friday to appeal to the National League for Democracy leader to assist them in their efforts to get back the property they say was taken from them for a real-estate project in Rangoon’s Mayangone Township. “We are quite encouraged that she came down to listen to us,” said Sein Htwe, one of the protesters, adding that Suu Kyi “did not promise us anything but she said she would consult with legal experts in an effort to solve these problems.”