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Japan's Kirin gives up stake in Myanmar Brewery

Jun. 30, 2022 04:44 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Japanese beverage giant Kirin Holdings plans to sell its shares in Myanmar Brewery to the joint venture, giving its local partner Myanma Economic Holdings Plc. 100% control of the company. Kirin said the share buyback agreement took into account its employees and...

ASEAN special envoy making 2nd visit to strife-torn Myanmar

Jun. 29, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Cambodia’s foreign minister is making his second visit to Myanmar as a special envoy of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to the country that has been mired in violence and civil unrest since the military seized power last year. State-run television MRTV...

Brother of Myanmar's Suu Kyi seeks share of family property

Jun. 27, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s Supreme Court heard final arguments on Monday in a long-running, bitter dispute between the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her estranged elder brother over the property where she was held under house arrest for 15 years. The court in the...

Myanmar says Suu Kyi held alone in new prison quarters

Jun. 23, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government on Thursday confirmed that ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved to a prison compound in quarters separate from other detainees. Suu Kyi was arrested on Feb. 1, 2021, when the army seized power from her elected government. She...

UN expert: Myanmar's pledge for clean polls 'preposterous'

Jun. 23, 2022 04:22 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Military-ruled Myanmar's promise of free and fair elections next year is “preposterous,” a U.N. expert said Thursday as he warned the international community not to fall for the army regime's propaganda to legitimize its rule. Tom Andrews, the U.N....

Myanmar's Suu Kyi moved from secret location to prison

Jun. 22, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was transferred Wednesday from a secret detention location to a prison in the country’s capital, legal officials familiar with her case said. Her ongoing court cases will be tried at a new facility constructed in the prison compound, they...

Myanmar minister joins Southeast Asian defense meeting

Jun. 22, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Myanmar’s defense minister, under sanctions from the United States, Britain and other countries for abuses committed by his country’s military, was welcomed Wednesday to an annual meeting with his counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi celebrates birthday with cake in court

Jun. 20, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Although detained by Myanmar’s military government on a slew of charges, ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was able to hold a small birthday celebration during a court appearance Monday, a legal official said. Suu Kyi, whose elected government was overthrown by the...

Court in army-ruled Myanmar gives Suu Kyi colleague 21 years

Jun. 17, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced a close colleague of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 21 years in prison on Friday after finding him guilty of corruption, a legal official said. Zaw Myint Maung is a second vice president and spokesperson of Suu Kyi’s...

India, ASEAN seek to boost ties amid US-China rivalry

Jun. 16, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A special meeting of foreign ministers from India and Southeast Asian countries opened Thursday with co-chairs India and Singapore calling for a strengthening of ties amid Russia’s war in Ukraine and a heightened rivalry between the United States and China that threaten peace...