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Suu Kyi defends court decision to jail journalists

HANOI: Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said two jailed Reuters journalists can appeal their seven-year sentence, and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression. Asked how she felt about jailing journalists as a democratic leader, Suu Kyi said: “They were not jailed because they were journalists, they were jailed because... the court has decided that they have broken the Official Secrets Act.” She made her comments at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi in response to a…