Myanmar’s Suu Kyi suffering from exhaustion after long trip

Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters (File Photo: AP/Mary Altaffer)

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is suffering from weakness and exhaustion after two weeks of travel to Britain and the United States, her office said Monday.

The State Counselor office said in a statement that the 71-year-old Suu Kyi’s health is stable and nothing to be worried about, but that “she needs to rest.”

“She suffers a gastric problem as she didn’t have meals regularly during the trip and suffers arthritis in her neck from using the computer often,” the statement said.

Suu Kyi arrived back in Yangon on Sunday evening, but was not able to greet supporters waiting outside the airport.

An official from the Ministry of Information said a scheduled meeting between Suu Kyi and Myanmar businessmen on Wednesday had been postponed, without giving further explanation.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49