Myanmar grants visa to Suu Kyi's son

Kim Aris, 33, applied for a visa at the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on Nov 8, the day after Myanmar staged its first general election in 20 years.

“He has been granted a visa,” said a senior Myanmar official, who asked to remain anonymous. “I understand that Aris has been informed and is making flight arrangements.”

Thein Oo, the spokesman of Suu Kyi’s NLD opposition party, confirmed that he had also heard that Aris had been given a visa.

Aris, a British citizen, last visited his mother 10 years ago when he was permitted to stay in Myanmar for three weeks.

Suu Kyi, 65, was released on Nov 13 on the completion of her latest 18-month house detention sentence.

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