Rangoon, Burma (BBN)– Speculation is mounting among Burmese political circles that opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released from house arrest Saturday afternoon.

A number of key supporters are waiting in the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Rangoon this afternoon, according to reports.

On Friday, Burmese military rulers okayed the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest.

Suu Kyi is the daughter of Burma’s independence leader General Aung San. She studied philosophy, politics and economics at the Oxford University. She returned to her country in 1988 and was put under house arrest in 1989 as the junta declared martial law.

BBN/SSR/AD-13Nov10-12:32 pm (BST)