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Sweater knit by Suu Kyi sells for $49K

Yangon, Dec 28 : A hand-knit woolen sweater made by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has sold at an auction in Myanmar for $49,000.A Myanmar-based radio station won a bidding war for the sweater
India TV News Desk December 28, 2012 14:53 IST
India TV News Desk
Yangon, Dec 28 : A hand-knit woolen sweater made by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has sold at an auction in Myanmar for $49,000.



A Myanmar-based radio station won a bidding war for the sweater during an auction Thursday night held by Suu Kyi's opposition party. The bidding started at $6,000.

Suu Kyi knitted the sweater -- a red, green and blue V-neck -- almost 30 years ago when she was living in England and raising her two children, said Ko Ni, a close aide.

"She made it when she was busy working, studying and taking care of her children," Ko Ni told APĀ  on Friday.

"She wants to send the message that people should not stay idle but be diligent."