[The Burmese military announced the pardon of more than 6,000 detainees, including Burma NLD leader and former adviser to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, and Japanese journalist Toru Kubota.] On November 17, Reuters quoted Myanmar's British media as reporting on the same day that the Myanmar army announced an amnesty for more than 6,000 people, including Myanmar NLD leader and former State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's economic adviser, Australian economist Sean Tanner, former British ambassador Bowman and his wife, and Japanese journalist Toru Kubota, including 5,098 men and 676 women. There is also a claim that only more than 700 people were pardoned. Australian Tanel was previously sentenced to three years in prison by a court appointed by the Myanmar military for violating the State Secrets Act. Japanese journalist Toru Kubota was sentenced in July to 10 years in prison on three charges. According to relevant reports by Myanmar's state-run media - considering relations with some countries, one Australian, two Britons and one Japanese, a total of four foreigners were pardoned on humanitarian grounds and ordered to leave the country. It is reported that the pardon was to commemorate the "National Day" of Myanmar on November 17, which was also the beginning of the student-centered protest against the British suzerainty in 1920, which directly led to the independence of the Burmese resistance movement in 1948. Myanmar's commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing, may have missed an opportunity to pardon Aung San Suu Kyi in exchange for normalizing relations with ASEAN.