FROM THE DVB NEWSROOM
Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to a government building in Naypyidaw, a National League for Democracy (NLD) party official told AFP on the condition of anonymity. “Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved to a high-level venue compound on Monday night,” added the unnamed NLD official. Aung San Suu Kyi has reportedly met with Burma’s lower house speaker Ti Khun Myat and is likely to meet Deng Xijuan, China’s special envoy for Asian Affairs, who is currently visiting Burma.
Sources close to the prison department told DVB that prominent political prisoners may be granted amnesty on Aug. 1 during a ceremony to mark the consecration of a new Buddha statue. Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai met with Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw on July 9. She has been sentenced to 33 years in prison since being arrested by the military during its coup on Feb. 1, 2021. The Supreme Court is currently hearing special appeals of Aung San Suu Kyi’s numerous convictions, along with those of jailed President Win Myint.