Suu Kyi Defiant In First Comments Since Coup

Suu Kyi Defiant In First Comments Since Coup

Detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi voiced defiance in her first public comments since being held in a coup, vowing her ousted political party would "exist as long as the people exist."

Andrew H. Sweet
  • The Nobel laureate - who had not been seen in public since the coup - sounded "healthy and fully confident" during the 30-minute meeting, her lawyer Min Min Soe said
  • "She wishes her people to stay healthy as well as affirmed the NLD will exist as long as people exist because it was founded for people," she added.
  • Suu Kyi had faced weeks of delays to her legal case, and her lawyers had struggled to gain access to their client. The next hearing was set for June 7.
  • A group of ousted lawmakers - many of them previously part of the NLD - have formed a shadow "National Unity Government" in an attempt to undermine the junta.
  • The military has declared the group would be classified as "terrorists."

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