Fri 26 Feb 2010
Filed under: Statement
Asked by the media to comment on the decision on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal, the MFA Spokesman said:“It is of course very disappointing that her appeal did not succeed. A dialogue among the Myanmar authorities, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political groups ahead of this year’s elections offers the best prospects for national reconciliation and the long-term political stability of Myanmar. We believe that all Myanmars, irrespective of political affiliation, must share these goals which are also in the interests of the entire region. We thus hope that the Myanmar authorities will, in their own interests, allow her to participate in the political process in a meaningful way as soon as possible.
We understand that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers intend to make a “Special Appeal” to the Supreme Court as the last stage of the appeals process. We trust that this will be heard expeditiously. We should not give up hope for a different result until the legal process has run its entire course.”