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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi returns to capital after illness

Associated Press Associated Press 29/09/2016

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi returned to the country's capital Thursday after a brief bout of illness following her visit to the United States.

Suu Kyi, 71, was suffering from weakness and exhaustion after her return from two weeks of travel to the United States and Britain, the government said. It was her first visit to both countries after her party took power in March following its victory in an election last November.

The deputy director of the president's office, Zaw Htay, said Suu Kyi returned to Naypyitaw to attend a regional parliamentary assembly.

Suu Kyi's doctor, Tin Myo Win, said she was feeling better.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate's health is stable, the State Counselor office said. She spent several days recovering from stomach and neck problems at her home in Yangon.

The former political prisoner did not greet supporters as usual after she arrived back in Yangon on Sunday evening.

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