No one is above the law, a Myanmar junta minister said of the ruling against Suu Kyi


The imprisonment of former State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, a top Myanmar junta official, claimed on Tuesday (December 7) that no one is above the law and that the army leader had shortened her sentence on “humanitarian grounds.”
Maung Maung Ohn, Myanmar’s information minister, also told a virtual briefing that Myanmar’s court system is unbiased. According to the law, the Nobel laureate and former leader was sentenced on Monday. Suu Kyi, 76, was sentenced to four years in jail for provocation and violating coronavirus restrictions. Still, her sentence was reduced by the military junta leaders to a two-year incarceration period in her present location.
Mr Maung Maung Ohn stated that “no one is above the law”, and Myanmar’s judicial system is “impartial.”
He was speaking during a rare press conference during which he and the junta’s investment minister stated the country’s position was improving. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military took control in a coup on February 1, detaining Ms Suu Kyi and the majority of her administration.
According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, security forces aiming to suppress resistance have killed over 1,200 people since then, and armed rebellions have popped up around the nation.
According to Myanmar Now, security personnel in a vehicle slammed into a flash mob demonstration in the commercial metropolis of Yangon on Sunday, killing at least five people. Mr Maung Maung Ohn claimed the demonstration was sparked by anti-coup pressure “to make young people emotional,” but that crowd control by officials “is sometimes handled incorrectly.”
“These kind of protests should be prohibited by law,” he stated.


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