Ail­ing Suu Kyi curbs elec­tion cam­paign

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YAN­GON | Democ­racy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has fallen ill while cam­paign­ing for Myan­mar’s up­com­ing by-elec­tions and has sus­pended her ex­ten­sive tour of the coun­try a week ahead of the polls, her party said Sun­day.

Kyi Toe, deputy in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer for her Na­tional League for Democ­racy party, said that Mrs. Suu Kyi’s per­sonal physi­cian ad­vised tak­ing the break af­ter she fell ill with vom­it­ing while cam­paign­ing in the Mer­gui ar­chi­pel­ago in south­ern­most Myan­mar.

The doc­tor, Tin Myo Win, who was ac­com­pa­ny­ing her, said her ill health was due to ex­haus­tion and the hot weather, ac­cord­ing to Kyi Toe. Party mem­bers trav­el­ing with the 66-year-old No­bel Peace Prize lau­re­ate said she had been put on an in­tra­venous drip.

Vice Pres­i­dent Tariq al-hashemi ac­cused Iraq’s gov­ern­ment of cov­er­ing up the im­pris­on­ment and slay­ing of body­guard Amir Sar­but Zaidan al-batawi.

Mr. al-hashemi him­self is fac­ing ter­ror­ism charges brought by the Bagh­dad gov­ern­ment and is tak­ing refuge in the au­ton­o­mous Kur­dish re­gion. He has de­nied the ter­ror­ism charges against him, call­ing them po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated.

Iraq’s gov­ern­ment says Mr. alBatawi, 33, died of kid­ney fail­ure while be­ing ques­tioned in the in­quiry against Mr. al-hashemi, the na­tion’s high­est-rank­ing Sunni of­fi­cial. Venezuela that he would start the treat­ments on Sun­day. He has been re­cov­er­ing from a Feb. 26 surgery in Ha­vana that he said re­moved a sec­ond tu­mor from his pelvic re­gion.

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