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Aung San Suu Kyi

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations (a) he and (b) the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy to Burma have made to the Burmese regime on the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi’s physician, Dr. Tin Myo Win; and if he will make a statement. (276350)

Dr. Tin Myo Win, Aung San Suu Kyi’s regular doctor, was detained by the authorities on 7 May 2009. We understand that he has now been released but we are not aware that he has been able to see Mrs. Suu Kyi since her arrest.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in ASEAN countries on the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi; and if he will make a statement. (276675)

We are in regular contact with Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN) countries regarding Burma's actions, including on Mrs. Suu Kyi’s arrest. We support the strong statements issued by a number of member countries, including Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand.

My European colleagues and I attended the EU-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Phnom Penh on 27-28 May 2009, where I raised Aung San Suu Kyi’s arrest and our collective response with our Asian counterparts.