The freelancer allegedly posted a tongue-in-cheek comment on Facebook, but then called Khet Aung “the worst chief minister” in the country.
A senior NLD party member said a majority of parliamentarians liked the protection against online criticism the law provided.
Critics have slammed the Telecommunications Act as a government and military tool used to crush dissent and silence the media.
NLD members in Lewe sued for ‘online defamation’ by administrator who was himself being sued for corruption.
The controversial law, which covers “online defamation”, has been used to silence government critics and the media.
A court in Rangoon this week added to the legal woes of the chief editor and a regular satire columnist for The Voice Daily newspaper, accepting a lawsuit brought against the pair under Burma’s News Media Law.