Suu Kyi 'covered up' truth: Junta

“It is no doubt that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has committed a cover-up of the truth by her failure to report an illegal immigrant to the authorities concerned,” Major General Aye Myint, Myanmar’s deputy defence minister, told a security forum in Singapore.
“Thus there was no option but to open legal proceedings in accordance with the law,” he said.
Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace laureate, is facing up to five years’ detention on charges relating to the surprise visit of an eccentric American to her lakeside prison home in early May. In his speech to regional security officials and experts, the general said the case against Aung San Suu Kyi was an internal matter for Myanmar to resolve without foreign intervention.

Britain challenges junta

Britain on Sunday challenged Myanmar’s military rulers to release imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and implement democratic reforms in the isolated state. “Now is the time for transition to democracy starting with the release of Aung San Suu Kyi,” Britain’s Minister for International Defence and Security Ann Taylor told a summit on Asian security in Singapore.
Suu Kyi has spent 14 of the past 20 years under house arrest. The democracy advocate is currently standing trial on charges of breaking the terms of her house arrest.

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