Myanmar's Suu Kyi to attend hero father's memorial
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A spokesman for Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the democracy icon will attend a government memorial ceremony for her revered father for the first time in nine years.
Suu Kyi's father Gen. Aung San is an independence hero who was assassinated in 1947.
Suu Kyi has spent much of the last decade detained by authorities in the repressive nation. She was freed from house arrest in November.
Her spokesman Han Thar Myint told reporters Monday the government had invited her to attend Tuesday's ceremony at a mausoleum near the famous Shwedagon pagoda in Myanmar's main city Yangon.
The ceremony's scope has gradually been downgraded since Suu Kyi rose to prominence in a 1988 pro-democracy uprising that was crushed by the junta.