Burmese Supreme Court refuses to hear Suu Kyi party’s appealBy ANI
Saturday, January 29, 2011
YANGON - Myanmar’s highest court has refused to hear a case filed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeking to overturn the government’s dissolution of her political party.
The Supreme Court ruled the appeal had no legal basis; the Scotsman quoted her lawyer, as saying.
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy lost its legal status last year after it failed to reregister in order to take part in general elections, complaining conditions set by the junta were unfair and undemocratic.
Her lawyers claimed the move was unlawful because the new election commission has no right to dissolve parties registered under a different commission in 1990.
A military-sponsored party won an overwhelming majority in last November’s election, which critics claim was unfair.
The last election, in 1990, was won by Suu Kyi’s party, but the army would not let it take power.
The court’s ruling came just ahead of a new parliamentary session on Monday, the first since 1988. (ANI)