Myanmar: Police guard for Aung San Suu Kyi after death threat

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By Arifa February 12, 2016 08:49

Myanmar: Police guard for Aung San Suu Kyi after death threat

Police in Myanmar have for the first time decided to give protection to Aung San Suu Kyi after a death threat.

A police chief told BBC Burmese that a special unit had now been assigned to protect the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD), which has just taken power in Myanmar (Burma).

The threat was issued over a possible constitutional change enabling Ms Suu Kyi to become president.

She spent many years under house arrest under the former military dictatorship.

A liberalisation process has been under way in recent years, leading to a landslide victory by Ms Suu Kyi’s NLD in elections in November.

The man who made the death threat against Ms Suu Kyi has since apologised but the threat, made in a Facebook post, was taken seriously.

“I told the local police office straight away to take care of her security when I saw the post. We cannot afford anything to happen to a person of her stature,” the police chief told the BBC.

Source: BBC

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