Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Denied medical attention:
Suu Kyi suffering dehydration

(Kenyataan media Ketua Pembangkang dan Ahli Parlimen Permatang Pauh Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim di Petaling Jaya, 13 Mei 2009 mengenai pejuang prodemokrasi di Mynmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi yang dinafikan haknya oleh pentadiran junta tentera)

Malaysians were outraged to hear news that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was denied medical attention this weekend despite widely publicized reports that she is suffering from dehydration and low blood pressure. Although her captors finally acceded to pressure to allow for proper treatment the delay was unreasonable. I urge that she continue to receive all necessary medical attention without haste or prejudice.

Furthermore we urge the Myanmar authorities not to use the recent unauthorised visit to her home by an American national as a pretext to extend the period of her detention. Aung San Suu Kyi’s release should be immediate and unconditional and any further prolongation of her incarceration would be an affront to the values of justice and democracy.

I urge Asean to lead the world in condemning the intransigence shown by the military junta and demand for free and fair elections to be held as soon as possible to restore democracy the rule of law and human rights to the people of Myanmar.

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