TE24 International Desk:
Phnom Penh – The Southeast Asian special envoy to Myanmar on Monday called on his military ruler, Aung San Suu Kyi, not to keep her military leader in prison for a state of emergency, appealing for humility ahead of a visit later this week.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Pre-Sookhon will pay his second visit to Myanmar from Wednesday, a representative of his service said, with the 10-part Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as part of the junta’s peacekeeping mission.
Suu Kyi, who has been under investigation for more than 20 offenses since she was ousted from her elected government last year, has been transferred to a prison in the capital, Napaitawa, and is being held incommunicado. He denies all allegations.
The 77-year-old was kept out of jail until last week and was kept in an undisclosed area despite being convicted of a few minor offenses.
Pre-Sokhon encouraged sympathy in a letter to the junta.
“Aung San Suu Kyi is respected worldwide and by many in Myanmar for playing a fundamental role in restoring your country’s prophecy and public understanding through a peaceful political system,” he wrote in a statement.
Activists denounced the last visit to pre-Sokhon in March as a frustration that leaned towards the junta and ignored its rivals, an analysis that he said he understood.
In his letter, he said that a fruitful reconciliation process was unimaginable, including a ban on the one hand.
“A clear political goal of the conflict, no matter how complex, is to undoubtedly involve the political space,” he added.
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