Suu Kyi cops of­fi­cial blast

The Weekend Post - - World -

MYAN­MAR leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s com­ments that the jail­ing of two Reuters jour­nal­ists had noth­ing to do with free­dom of ex­pres­sion and that they can ap­peal their sev­enyear sen­tences has prompted a sharp re­buke from the US.

Suu Kyi re­ferred to the colo­nial-era law un­der which they were charged.

“They were not jailed be­cause they were jour­nal­ists, they were jailed be­cause ... the court has de­cided that they have bro­ken the Of­fi­cial Se­crets Act,” she said.

US Am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions Nikki Ha­ley de­scribed Suu Kyi’s re­marks as “un­be­liev­able”.

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