Myanmar ousted leaders Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Myint to face five new corruption charges

Myanmar’s ousted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi and deposed President Win Myint will face five additional charges of corruption, each carrying a maximum of 15 years in prison, a source familiar with the proceedings said on Friday. The cases centre on the hiring a helicopter while in office, said the source, who declined to… Read More Myanmar ousted leaders Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Myint to face five new corruption charges

Cambodian PM Hun Sen meets with Myanmar military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing on Friday amid criticism of the first visit by a head of government since the army seized power from an elected government last year. Hun Sen was greeted by an honour guard and red carpet when he arrived on Friday, just as protests… Read More Cambodian PM Hun Sen meets with Myanmar military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing

Myanmar court jails deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in widely-criticised trial

A court in military-ruled Myanmar found deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of charges of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions on Monday, drawing international condemnation of what some critics described as a “sham trial”. Suu Kyi is set to serve two years in detention at an undisclosed location, a sentence reduced from four years… Read More Myanmar court jails deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in widely-criticised trial

Myanmar military junta agrees to ASEAN ceasefire call for aid distribution

Myanmar’s military rulers have agreed to an ASEAN call for a ceasefire until the end of the year to ensure distribution of humanitarian aid, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said, citing the envoy of the southeast Asian bloc to the crisis-torn nation. Following a coup in February, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been… Read More Myanmar military junta agrees to ASEAN ceasefire call for aid distribution

Myanmar calls for international aid following surge in coronavirus cases

Myanmar’s military ruler is looking for greater cooperation with the international community to contain the coronavirus, state media reported on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country struggles with a surging wave of infections. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing called in a speech for more cooperation on prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19, including with fellow… Read More Myanmar calls for international aid following surge in coronavirus cases

UN calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar, urges military junta to release political detainees

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The General Assembly adopted a resolution with the support of 119 countries several months after the military overthrew… Read More UN calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar, urges military junta to release political detainees

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial

Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial on Monday, appearing unwell as the first witnesses took the stand in cases against her of illegally possessing walkie-talkie radios and breaking coronavirus protocols, her lawyer said. Suu Kyi, 75, faces a slew of charges since being overthrown by the army in a February 1… Read More Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial