Aung Suu Kyi issues fist public comment since the military coup in Myanmar

Deposed Myanmar leader Aung Suu Kyi has made her first public comments since the military coup of February 1, 2021 that overthrew her democratically elected government.  

Aung San Suu Kyi spoke during her first in-person meeting with her legal team, before appearing in court on Monday in person for the first time at a special court convened in Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw. 

In her first in-person court appearance, Suu Kyi told her lawyer her National League for Democracy would “exist as long as the people exist,” even as the junta threatens to dissolve the party — which swept elections in 2020 — over alleged voter fraud. 

“Amay [Mother] conveys her well wishes to the people to be in good health and to stay healthy. She said that the NLD party was established for the people so the party will be there as long as the people are,” said Daw Min Min Soe, one of five lawyers representing the ousted State Counsellor .

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