London,
10
January
2019
|
16:59
Europe/Amsterdam

News statement - Honorary Freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi

Statement:

A spokesperson for the City of London Corporation said:

“At today’s Court of Common Council, Elected Members voted in favour of beginning the process by which Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Freedom could be revoked.

“The Freedom Applications Committee will now write to Aung San Suu Kyi to inform her of the proposal to revoke the award and will consider her response before a final decision is made.

“The City of London Corporation condemns the shocking humanitarian abuses carried out in Myanmar, and has already written to the Ambassador for Burma to express its profound concern about the current situation in his country.”

-ENDS-

Notes for Editors:

The Court of Common Council made the decision after debating a motion put forward by Elected Member Munsur Ali. The full text of the motion is available here.

The City Corporation’s Freedom Applications Committee will now write to the Freeman outlining the reasons for the proposed revocation, and an appropriate length of time will be allowed for a response and for representations to be made.

The Freedom Applications Committee will then consider the response, if any is received, together with all other relevant considerations, and decide whether or not to proceed with revocation of the award.

If the Freedom Applications Committee decides to proceed towards revocation, the matter will be put before the Court of Common Council for a final decision to be made in due course.