Ailing Suu Kyi curbs election campaign
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.