Myanmar court to rule today on Suu Kyi plea

YANGON: Myanmar’s Supreme Court will rule on Friday on detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal against an 18-month extension to her house arrest, a court notice said.

The court will issue its verdict at 10:00 am (0530 GMT), said the notice posted outside the court building in Yangon on Thursday. The 64-year-old Suu Kyi was ordered in August to spend another 18 months in detention after being convicted over an incident in which an American man swam to her

house. A lower court rejected an initial appeal in October.