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Aung San Suu Kyi to join Twitter soon

Opposition leader under house is keen to communicate with young people.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's opposition leader who is under house arrest now, is keen to communicate with young people through Twitter after her release, her lawyer said on Monday.

She will be under house arrest until November when the country goes to elections.

She expressed her desire to tweet everyday and "keep in touch with the young people", her lawyer Nyan Win said. He described her as being "technology savvy".

Although Suu Kyi has no access to a telephone line or the internet currently, she has a laptop.

Currently, Suu Kyi is allowed to read only state-controlled newspapers and private local news journals and magazines, to listen to the radio and to watch state-run television while in detention. She has no access to satellite television or foreign broadcasts.

According to July statistics from the state-run Post and Telecommunication Ministry, there are 400,000 internet users in Myanmar, a majority of whom are in the former capital Yangon.