Myanmar halts 9 magazines that sold Suu Kyi covers

A Myanmarese reads a newspaper that features Aung Sang Suu Kyi in the cover.  

Government censors in military-ruled Myanmar have ordered nine magazines to suspend publication for not following regulations.

The magazine Weekly Eleven reported in its latest issue that the Press Scrutiny board did not say how the privately owned local magazines violated regulations.

However, all nine printed photos of recently released pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in inserts that were used as wraparound covers when the magazines were on sale.

Ms. Suu Kyi was released from house arrest Nov. 13 after 7 1/2 years of continuous detention. Her political movement won elections in 1990, but the military did not allow it to take power.

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