Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to another 18 months house arrest after she was found guilty of violating Myanmar's security laws.

Her supporters say the expected verdict is the military government's way of keeping the opposition leader out of general elections next year.

During the 42nd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Phuket, Thailand, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expresses if the military regime releases the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, it would be beneficial and improving ties between Burma and United States.