His lawyer said on Monday that the health of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was a frequent occurrence in a court of law run by the military junta that ousted her government.
Sookie came to trial in June, four months after his arrest in a plot to plunge the country into turmoil.
The 76-year-old faces a number of charges ranging from treason to illegal importation of walkie-talkies, which could see him in jail for decades.
He applied to hold hearings every two weeks instead of on a “health-based” weekly basis, his lawyer Kin Mang Chow said after his recent court appearance.
After new corruption charges were laid against him last week, the Nobel laureate will now have to appear in a courtroom in the military-built capital, Naypyidaw, for most of the week.
The test caused “trouble” for Suu Kyi, who did not provide further details, Kin Mang Chow said.
He said the judge would decide on his request next week.
Eight months after the coup, clashes between the ruling forces and the opposition to the coup escalated, leading to bloody attacks and retaliation.
Diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have failed.
Brunei’s second foreign minister, Erivan Youssef, who was elected ambassador to the regional federation in August after a long conflict, called on all parties to have full access during his visit.
But a ruling party spokesman told AFP last week that he was unlikely to be allowed to meet Susie.
Security forces killed more than 1,100 civilians after the coup, according to a local watchdog group.
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