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UN: Myanmar's ruler open to UN visit to Suu Kyi but not now

Aug. 18, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Myanmar’s military-installed government “expressed openness to arranging a meeting at the right time” between U.N. special envoy Noeleen Heyzer and the country’s imprisoned former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the United Nations said Thursday. ...

Hong Kong seeks citizens caught in Southeast Asia scams

Aug. 18, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials said Thursday they are seeking the return of citizens who traveled to Southeast Asia for jobs that entrapped them in scams and virtual slavery. The victims, who also came from Taiwan and mainland China, took jobs in call centers that sought to...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi testifies in her official secrets case

Aug. 18, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi testified Thursday in a prison courtroom in the capital for the first time in her official secrets case, a legal official said. Suu Kyi, who has been detained since the military ousted her government last year, is being tried in...

UN envoy tells Myanmar general: End violence, seek democracy

Aug. 17, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, met Wednesday with the head of its military-installed government and called on him to urgently halt all violence, support a political path back to civilian rule and democracy, and allow the country’s imprisoned former leader...

Bangladesh PM tells UN that Myanmar must take Rohingya back

Aug. 17, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's leader told a visiting U.N. official on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of ethnic minority Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh must return home to Myanmar, where they had fled waves of violent persecution. Prime...

UN special envoy to Myanmar arrives on inaugural visit

Aug. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — United Nations special envoy Noeleen Heyzer arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday on her first mission to the country since her appointment last year. Her visit follows a call by the U.N. Security Council for an immediate end to all forms of violence there and unimpeded humanitarian access...

UN envoy travels to strife-torn Myanmar for the first time

Aug. 16, 2022 10:40 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar traveled to the Southeast Asian nation on Monday for the first time since she was appointed to the post last October. The trip by Noeleen Heyzer followed the U.N. Security Council’s latest call for an immediate end to all...

Myanmar court convicts Suu Kyi on more corruption charges

Aug. 15, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on more corruption charges on Monday, adding six years to her earlier 11-year prison sentence, a legal official said. The trial was held behind closed doors, with no access...

Myanmar executions revive pressure for more sanctions

Aug. 15, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Recent executions of four democracy activists in Myanmar have reenergized efforts to get the United States and other countries to impose further sanctions against military leaders who ousted an elected government early last year. Human rights advocates and comments...

Myanmar court convicts ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in more corruption cases, adds six years to prison sentence

Aug. 15, 2022 05:50 AM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar court convicts ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in more corruption cases, adds six years to prison sentence.