In this file photo taken on July 17, 2019, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the opening ceremony of the Yangon Innovation Centre in Yangon. AFP PHOTO
In this file photo taken on July 17, 2019, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the opening ceremony of the Yangon Innovation Centre in Yangon. AFP PHOTO

FOR the second time in as many months, a kangaroo court organized by the military rulers of Myanmar has sentenced democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trumped-up charges, and once again, our government has taken the disappointing position of tacitly approving of the junta and its illegitimate, repressive actions by remaining silent. As we pointed out in an editorial after the first conviction handed down against Suu Kyi, the Duterte government's silence is both morally unacceptable and incongruent with the position of the rest of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) community.

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