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

Former Myanmar coronavirus vaccination programme chief arrested

The former head of Myanmar’s COVID-19 immunisation programme has been arrested and faces charges of high treason for colluding with opponents of the military authorities, state media reported on Monday. Myanmar’s healthcare system and coronavirus prevention measures have collapsed since the army seized power on February 1 and overthrew elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi,… Read More Former Myanmar coronavirus vaccination programme chief arrested

UN rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet warns of violence escalation in Myanmar

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday of that violence in Myanmar is intensifying and condemned the army’s “outrageous” use of heavy weapons, while urging a wider diplomatic effort to pressure the ruling generals. Michelle Bachelet said the junta had shown no willingness to implement a five-point consensus it agreed with… Read More UN rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet warns of violence escalation in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi

New corruption cases have been opened against Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other former officials from her government, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar said on Thursday. The cases are the latest of a series brought against elected leader Suu Kyi, who was overthrown by the army on February 1 in… Read More Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Several dead as Myanmar junta forces clash with villagers in Ayeyarwady delta region

Myanmar’s security forces clashed with villagers armed with catapults and crossbows during a search for weapons in the Ayeyarwady river delta region on Saturday and local media reported as many as 20 people had been killed. State television news said three “terrorists” had been killed and two arrested at the village of Hlayswe as security… Read More Several dead as Myanmar junta forces clash with villagers in Ayeyarwady delta region

Myanmar military tribunal sentences dozens to twenty years imprisonment over arson on Chinese factories

A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced 28 people to 20 years in jail with hard labour for arson attacks on two factories, state media reported, after a string of mainly Chinese-financed factories were torched during unrest in Yangon in March. The army-run Myawady news portal said the offenders had targeted a shoe plant and a… Read More Myanmar military tribunal sentences dozens to twenty years imprisonment over arson on Chinese factories

Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in person at a court hearing on Monday for the first time since her government was overthrown by the military in a February 1 coup, her lawyer said. Suu Kyi looked in good health and held a face-to-face meeting with her legal team for about 30 minutes… Read More Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup