Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's lake­side villa: Myan­mar govt

Mizzima Business Weekly - - NEWS ROUNDUPS -

Apetrol bomb was thrown at the lake­side Yan­gon com­pound of Myan­mar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thurs­day while she was away from her home, a gov­ern­ment spokesman said. "It was a petrol bomb," spokesman Zaw Htay con­firmed to AFP, with­out giv­ing fur­ther de­tails on a pos­si­ble mo­tive for a small but rare at­tack tar­get­ing the Myan­mar democ­racy hero­ine. The petrol bomb caused mi­nor dam­age. But the at­tack on the villa where Suu Kyi was held for long years of house ar­rest by the for­mer junta is hugely sym­bolic. Suu Kyi was in Nay Pyi Taw at the time of the February 1 in­ci­dent and is due to ad­dress par­lia­ment to mark the sec­ond an­niver­sary of her NLD gov­ern­ment com­ing to power.

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