Singapore calls on Myanmar’s military junta to free Aung San Suu Kyi

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has urged for the release of Myanmar’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as other political inmates, following her conviction by the country’s military junta for a two-year prison sentence.

The ministry has also asked for the release of ousted President Win Myint and foreign detainees in a media statement issued yesterday.

Singapore remains “very worried” about recent developments in Myanmar and frustrated by the lack of real progress toward implementing the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) five-point consensus, according to an MFA spokeswoman.

The accord resulted in an Asean-led effort to reestablish peace in Myanmar.

Suu Kyi has been incarcerated since February amid a military coup in Myanmar following a period of democracy, a move that provoked widespread protests and brutal crackdowns by the junta.

The military has since filed a series of allegations against the Nobel winner, who is 76 years old. A court sentenced a man to four years in prison on Monday for inciting against the military and violating coronavirus restrictions.

After a partial pardon from Myanmar‘s military ruler, the sentence was lowered to two years.

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