Myanmar's Suu Kyi against party joining elections

YANGON: Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyers say the detained opposition leader would "not even think" of registering her party for Myanmar's upcoming elections under the junta's restrictions but she will let the party decide for itself.

Suu Kyi is under house arrest and is effectively barred from running and voting in elections under recent laws enacted by the military-ruled government.

One of the laws requires parties to register for the elections or cease to exist.

Lawyer Nyan Win said Suu Kyi told him Tuesday she "would not even think of registering under these unjust laws" but she will let her party decide on its own.

Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy plans to meet next Monday to decide whether to register for elections later this year.