Suu Kyi's Doctor Worried After Vomiting Incident

He says she has a poor stomach for travel
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2012 8:55 AM CDT
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits the Rose Garden in Bern, Switzerland on June 15, 2012 on her first trip to Europe since 1988.   (Getty Images/AFP)
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(Newser) – Aung San Suu Kyi's doctor says he's worried about her health, after the Burma opposition leader threw up in front of reporters yesterday. "I am very concerned," Pyone Moe Ei told the AP in Yangon. "Considering her age, the amount of travel she's doing, the time difference, the lack of rest, and her extremely tight schedule—it is very worrisome." He said Suu Kyi had no specific serious illness, but weighs only 106 pounds and has low blood pressure.

Suu Kyi looked pale yesterday after a busy day that saw her speak in Geneva and then in Bern. She told reporters she felt exhausted, then pressed a finger to her lips and waved to an aide. The aide rushed over with a bag, and Suu Kyi vomited into it and was led out of the room. Pyone says travel is hard on Suu Kyi, and that she was prone to similar episodes during her campaign for parliament this year.

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