• Myanmar’s junta bears ‘sole responsibility’ for Suu Kyi’s health—NLD

    Myanmar’s ousted ruling party has warned the country’s military junta that it bears sole responsibility for the health of its leader, detained State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. In a statement released on Thursday, the Central Working Committee of the National League for Democracy (NLD) expressed deep concern about Suu Kyi’s health in light of recent reports that she has developed a serious medical condition. “[W]e are particularly concerned that she is not receiving adequate medical care and [the military authorities] are not providing healthy food nor accommodation sufficiently with the intention to risk her life,” the party said in its statement. “If Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s health is not only impaired but her life also is endangered, the military junta is solely responsible.” Suu Kyi’s son, British national Kim Aris, disclosed to the media last week that his imprisoned 78-year-old mother has been suffering from severe health issues, including gum problems that have affected her ability to eat. He said she has experienced episodes of dizziness and vomiting, and at one point was unable to walk, according to a report from the Associated Press. The NLD also called on the international community to hold the junta accountable for…

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