Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi jail term halved hinh anh 1Aung San Suu Kyi (L) and former President of Myanmar Win Myint (R) at a trial in Naypyidaw on May 24, 2021 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) and army chief of Myanmar Senior General Min Aung Hlaing reduced the prison sentence of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to two years on December 6, reported AFP.

Earlier, she was sentenced to four years in prison for incitement against the military and breaching COVID-19 rules.

Both Aung San Suu Kyi and former Myanmar President Win Myint have their sentences halved to "two years’ imprisonment".

Myanmar has been in a political deadlock since February 1, when the military detained government leaders, regional and state governors, and senior members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party over the charge of electoral fraud.

After seizing power, the military junta declared a one-year state of emergency and pledged to hold elections and hand over power.

On July 26, it cancelled the results of the 2020 elections won by the NLD of Aung San Suu Kyi.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) called on the relevant parties in Myanmar to pursue dialogue, reconciliation, and work for the return to normalcy./.