By Leel Pathirana
Aung San Suu KyiDespite the heavy devastation caused by the recent Cyclone Nargis, which hit the country from top to bottom and left 134,000 people dead or missing, Myanmar's Military junta leaders yesterday extended yet by another year, the house arrest of the opposition leader, Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. This act was condemned by the Western nations who promised millions of dollars in aid after people killed by the cyclone. Officials of the junta drove to Suu Kyi’s lakeside house in Yangon and read the one year extension of the house arrest, despite the strong resistance by her supporters who gathered outside her compound. However, a Yangon-based diplomat said the extension of the house arrest was for a year. Normally House arrest extension used to be renewed annually.