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Trade data: Myanmar teak exports helping fund military rule

Jan. 11, 2022 06:43 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — American companies are still importing teak from Myanmar despite sanctions imposed after the military seized power last year, a report based on trade data said Tuesday. Teak is one of the most valuable hardwoods, used in yachts, home flooring, doors, window frames...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison

Jan. 10, 2022 16:30 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said. Suu Kyi was convicted last...

Cambodia defends leader's trip to Myanmar as 'positive step'

Jan. 08, 2022 08:38 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's foreign minister on Saturday defended Prime Minister Hun Sen's trip to Myanmar, the first by a foreign leader since the military takeover last year plunged the country into turmoil, though there was little evidence the mission yielded any immediate...

Anger as Cambodia's Hun Sen meets Myanmar military leader

Jan. 07, 2022 21:55 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Myanmar seeking to revive peace efforts after last year's military takeover has provoked an angry backlash among critics, who say he is legitimizing the army’s seizure of power. Hun Sen is the first head of government...

Cambodian leader to make controversial visit to Myanmar

Jan. 06, 2022 04:42 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen begins a visit to strife-torn Myanmar on Friday that he hopes will invigorate efforts by Southeast Asian nations to start a peace process, but critics say will legitimize the rule of the military that seized power last year and its campaign of...

Myanmar court postpones verdicts in 2nd case against Suu Kyi

Dec. 27, 2021 01:57 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar postponed its verdicts Monday on two charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in which she is accused of importing and possessing walkie-talkies without following official procedures, a legal official familiar with the case said. ...

Myanmar court postpones latest Aung San Suu Kyi verdict

Dec. 20, 2021 03:21 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Myanmar court on Monday postponed to Dec. 27 the issuing of verdicts in the latest of a series of cases against the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, a legal official knowledgeable about the case said. The postponed verdict from the court in the capital,...

Myanmar gems industry targeted in push for sanctions

Dec. 15, 2021 02:07 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Human rights activists are lobbying major jewelers to stop buying gems sourced in Myanmar as a way to exert pressure on Myanmar’s military leaders by limiting profits from the country’s lucrative mining industry. A report by the group Global Witness released...

Rights group calls for ICC probe into Myanmar crackdown

Dec. 10, 2021 08:48 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A human rights group has called on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into the crackdown on dissent by Myanmar's military rulers, alleging that the leader of the February coup in the Southeast Asian nation is responsible for widespread and...

Facebook broadens ban on military-linked Myanmar companies

Dec. 08, 2021 04:47 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Facebook’s parent company Meta said Wednesday it has expanded its ban on postings linked to Myanmar’s military to include all pages, groups, and accounts representing military-controlled businesses. It had already banned advertising from such businesses in February. ...