NUG announced that action will be taken against those planning to prepare and sell Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's residence.
The National Unity Government (NUG) has announced that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's residence at No. (54-56) University Avenue in Bahan Township, Yangon, was designated as a national ancient cultural heritage, legal action will be taken against those who plan to prepare and sell.
U Kyaw Zaw, spokesperson of the NUG presidential office, said that they are not allowed to do anything to this house and yard without the official permission of the National Unity Government. "We have made a statement before. "Official" refers to our official government, the National Unity Government. If you don't comply with that and violate it, it is a further warning that all those who violate it will be punished. For example, if there is a buyer for sale, the buyer is warned that the buyer has become an illegal owner. The person who bought it was illegally acquired, so he has no right to own this building or this land, either as an individual or as an organization. Due to the illegal acquisition, we are further warned that we will take action as required by law."
On September 2 last year, the nearly two-acre compound and all immovable buildings on the land were declared cultural heritage by the NUG. Because it is designated as such a cultural heritage, no one owns the land and the building, trying to own, sell, destroy, change form, prepare, and others are prohibited.
NUG warned again on September 29 that they are trying to break those prohibitions, and it will take action with such as the International Convention on Cultural and Natural Heritage, the existing Law on Heritage, and the anti-terrorism law. The National Unity Government's (NUG) Interim Administration Center for Heritage, People's Defense Forces, legal entity, and heritage partners are also monitoring it.
The house and yard are disputed between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her brother U Aung San Oo, and on August 22 last year, U Aung San Oo's special appeal was won by the Union Supreme Court of the Military Council. After that decision, NUG declared it as an ancient cultural heritage. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi lived in that house for almost 15 years when she was placed under house arrest during the military regime, and it is also where famous international leaders have visited.