Military rulers demand apology from Suu Kyi’s party for supporting western sanctions

February 20th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Myanmar, Feb.20 (ANI): Burma’s military rulers have demanded an apology from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party for backing western sanctions, which it said were restricting development in the country.

They said: “The National League for Democracy party (NLD) have to mend their ways, begging public pardon for the acts they have breached in their interests, at the expense of that of the nation.”

In a statement issued last week, the NLD had said that ‘any end to sanctions on Myanmar should be linked to an improvement in the junta’s human rights record, notably the release of political prisoners,’ the Scotsman reports.

This was followed by remarks warning that Suu Kyi and her party would face a ‘tragic end’ and that the junta had not softened its stance towards her, despite releasing her from seven years of house arrest in November.’ (ANI)

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