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Norway's Telenor to sell stake in Myanmar's Wave Money

Jan. 18, 2022 00:22 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor plans to sell its 51% stake in the Myanmar fintech company Wave Money to its main partner in the venture, Yoma Strategic Holdings. Telenor confirmed the $53 million deal, reported earlier, in a statement seen Tuesday on...

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi faces 5 new corruption charges

Jan. 14, 2022 09:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-installed government has filed five new corruption charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in connection with granting permits to rent and buy a helicopter, a legal official said Friday. Suu Kyi, who has been detained since last February’s...

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...

Legal official: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 4 more years in prison

Jan. 09, 2022 23:55 PM EST
BANGKOK (AP) — Legal official: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 4 more years in prison.

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 military reverts to strategy of massacres, burnings

Dec. 30, 2021 00:07 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — When the young farmhand returned to his village in Myanmar, he found the still smoldering corpses in a circle in a burned-out hut, some with their limbs tied. The Myanmar military had stormed Done Taw at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7, he told the AP, with about 50 soldiers...

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. ...