Cambodia’s Former PM Urges Myanmar Junta Chief to Allow Video Call With Suu Kyi

Cambodia’s former Prime Minister Hun Sen asked Myanmar’s ruling general on Tuesday to allow him to speak to detained Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on a video call, a request he said the junta chief would consider.


Suu Kyi, the figurehead of Myanmar’s struggle against military rule, was arrested during a 2021 coup and has since been sentenced to 27 years in prison for a multitude of offences her allies say she did not commit.

Hun Sen, who stepped down to make way for his son last year after nearly four decades in charge of Cambodia, spoke on Tuesday via video telephone call with Min Aung Hlaing, the general who led the coup against Suu Kyi’s elected government.

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