Myanmar’s military junta has reduced the prison sentence for its former civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, from 33 years to 27. Maung Zarni, co-founder of Forces Renewal for Southeast Asia, explains:


Cunning, but effective uses of “amnesty” & “pardon” by the coup regimes in #Myanmar since Gen. Ne Win in 1963.

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Dr Maung Zarni is a scholar, educator and human rights activist with 30-years of involvement in Burmese political affairs, Zarni has been denounced as an “enemy of the State” for his opposition to the Myanmar genocide. He is the co-author (with Natalie Brinham) of the pioneering study, "The Slow Burning Genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingyas" (Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, Spring 2014) and "Reworking the Colonial-Era Indian Peril: Myanmar’s State-Directed Persecution of Rohingyas and Other Muslims" (The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Fall/Winter 2017/18).