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PacNet #57 – Aung San Suu Kyi’s Verdict: Implications for ASEAN

On Aug. 11, 2009, Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty by a court in Myanmar of breaking the terms of her house arrest and sentenced to 18 more months of house arrest for harboring an American man, John William Yettaw, who swam to her house uninvited. This ruling signals to Southeast Asia and the international community that little progress has been made internally in the country. It reflects the limitations that the region has when trying to influence developments in Myanmar.