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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 979

Myanmar junta pardoned Aung San Suu Kyi and given amnesty unconditionally - Government media

Bangkok, 15 November, (Asiantribune.com):

Aung_San_Pardon.JPGThe Home Ministry of Myanmar granted pardon to Aung San Suu Kyi, given amnesty unconditionally and was released accordingly, revealed the official organ of the government of Myanmar.

Subsequently, the state radio and television aired a news report on Saturday (13 November) night on the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy.

Also Myanmar Government’s official news organ New Light Of Myanmar in its 14 November issue splashed a news report under the headline “Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (father U Aung San) granted pardon.”

The report revealed that Aung San Suu Kyi was freed on Saturday near-evening after serving nearly 8years in confinement, mostly in her residence in Yangon.

The verdict of the Home Ministry was read by Police Chief Brigadier- General Khin Yi, said Aung San Suu Kyi was totally given amnesty without grudge.

According to the report, Khin Yi greeted with Suu Kyi, expressing delight on seeing her healthy.

Khin Yi said he hopes to see a peaceful and stable future of the country which Aung San Suu Kyi replied the same.

Khin Yi promised to help Aung San Suu Kyi if she has any need.

According to the verdict, Aung San Suu Kyi's two female housemates, Khin Khin Win and Win Ma Ma, were also freed from the same suspended sentence like Aung San Suu Kyi.

The release of Aung San Suu Kyi, 65, came six days after Myanmar held a multi-party general election on Nov. 7.

According to the New Light Of Myanmar Chief of Myanmar Police Force Brig-Gen Khin Yi of the Ministry of Home Affairs went to the house of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at No 54/56 on University Avenue, Shwetaunggya Ward-1, Bahan Township at 5 pm today (13 November) and read the order of the ministry on granting pardon for her on 13 November 2010 when the period of the suspended sentence is up.

Afterwards, Chief of MPF Brig-Gen Khin Yi read the order on granting pardon for Daw Khin Khin Win, daughter of U Tin Ohn, and Ma Win Ma Ma (a) Ange Lay, daughter of U Nyan Lin, who were found guilty under Section 22 of the Law to Safeguard the State Against the Dangers of Those Desiring to Cause Subversive Acts with regard to Criminal Trial 47/2009 of Yangon North District Court, on 13 November 2010 as the period of the suspended sentence is over.

Chief of MPF Brig-Gen Khin Yi was accompanied by Police Col Aung Daing of Yangon Region MPF, Deputy Head of Special Branch Police Col Win Naing Tun, Region Judge U Myint Aung, Region Law Officer U Aung Than Myint and officials.

After reading the orders, Chief of MPF Brig-Gen Khin Yi cordially greeted Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, saying that he was pleased to meet Daw Aung San Suu Kyi having good health, that their duties are to ensure community peace and prevalence of law and order, that they want the nation to be peaceful and tranquil in the future and that they stand ready to give her whatever help she needs.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi also replied to him in a similar manner.

The Yangon North District Court handed down three years’ imprisonment with labour on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on 14 May 2009, for she was found guilty under Section 22 of the Law to Safeguard the State Against the Dangers of Those Desiring to Cause Subversive Acts with regard to Criminal Trial 47/2009.

However, being the daughter of leader General Aung San who sacrificed his life for the Myanmar’s independence, viewing that peace, tranquility and stability will prevail and that no malice be held against each other, the sentence was amended under Criminal Procedure Code Section 401, Subsection (5) that the half of the sentence to be served is remitted and the remainder of the sentence was to be suspended.

During the period of the suspended sentence, she had already been informed that should she abide by the annexed stipulations, all suspended sentence shall be pardoned.

As she was found to be displaying good conduct in line with the annexed stipulations during the period ahead of the suspended sentence she was granted pardon on 13 November 2010 when the period of the suspended sentence is up.

- Asian Tribune -

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