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Elder brother objects to renovation of Suu Kyi’s home

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Aung San Oo, elder brother of Aung San Suu Kyi, has objected to the renovation of her house at the Rangoon City Development Committee (RCDC).

Aung San Oo’s representative Soe Win Naing communicated his objection against the renovation verbally to the city municipal office on December 15, the National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesperson Nyan Win said.

The municipal committee has already granted permission for renovation on the upper floor verandah of the house, where a brick wall partition is to be made.  Work started since the middle of this month, he added.

Among the three children of Burma’s independence architect General Aung San and former ambassador Khin Kyi -- Aung San Suu Kyi, is the youngest. Middle son Aung San Linn died at a young age.

Former Prime Minister U Nu gave the house situated on the bank of Inya Lake to Khin Kyi, while she was serving as the Burmese Ambassador to India in 1960. Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi has lived in this house since she came back to Burma in 1988.

US citizen John William Yettaw intruded into her house by swimming across the Inya Lake in May last year. The house is being renovated from the security point of view.

Soe Win Naing also submitted an objection letter on behalf of US citizen Aung San Ooo to the Supreme Court in Rangoon on December 21 against the renovation. 

Earlier, Aung San Oo filed an inheritance suit.  Advocate Kyin Win said that the court dismissed his application on the grounds that foreigners are not entitled to land ownership.

But Aung San Oo’s lawyers again filed a ‘letter of administration’ on the estate in 2001. The case is still pending in court.

Since 2007, the case has been pending as Suu Kyi could not meet her witnesses.

(Edited by Ko Wild)


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