Sweaters Made by Aung San Suu Kyi Net $123,000

Two sweaters hand-knit by Aung San Suu Kyi have been auctioned for $123,000 at a fundraising event organized by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party to raise money for education of poor children and health projects in Myanmar, The Associated Press reported. A green-and-white sweater with a floral design sold at a Friday night auction to an anonymous bidder for 63 million kyat, or $74,120. On Thursday, a Myanmar-based radio station won a bidding war for a multicolored V-neck that fetched $49,000. Suu Kyi has not publicly reacted to the success of her party's two-day fundraiser, but aides said she was pleased with the results. Both sweaters were knitted by Suu Kyi at least 25 years ago when she was living in England and raising her two children, Ko Ni told the AP.

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