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Japan filmmaker freed from Myanmar prison vows to tell story

Nov. 28, 2022 03:24 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Toru Kubota, a Japanese journalist who was arrested while covering a protest in military-ruled Myanmar and detained for more than three months, said his experience made him more determined to tell the story of people there. “I feel I can understand their feelings...

Myanmar military arrests 2 journalists from friendly media

Nov. 23, 2022 11:03 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government, which has cracked down on independent media since seizing power last year, has arrested two journalists working for outlets sympathetic to it, a reporter familiar with their situation and a news report said Wednesday. The two...

UN expert questions sincerity of Myanmar's prisoner release

Nov. 21, 2022 04:52 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The recent release of thousands of prisoners in Myanmar is likely an attempt by its military-controlled government to “create a veneer of progress” in the country to sway international opinion, a U.N. expert said Monday. Myanmar freed about 5,700...

Myanmar releases 4 foreigners in broad prisoner amnesty

Nov. 17, 2022 21:13 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-controlled government released an Australian academic, a Japanese filmmaker, an ex-British diplomat and an American on Thursday as part of a broad prisoner amnesty that also freed many local citizens held for protesting the army takeover. The...

Southeast Asian leaders: region no proxy for any powers

Nov. 13, 2022 07:59 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Indonesia's president vowed Sunday not to let Southeast Asia become the front lines of a new Cold War amid increasing tensions between the United States and China, saying as his country took over the chairmanship of the influential Association of Southeast Asian...

Biden pledges US will work with Southeast Asian nations

Nov. 12, 2022 10:23 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — President Joe Biden promised Saturday that the United States would work with a strategically vital coalition of southeast Asian nations, telling leaders that “we're going to build a better future that we all want to see” in the region where U.S. rival China is also...

Myanmar's military commutes jail terms of election officials

Nov. 09, 2022 10:56 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-installed government announced Wednesday that it has released the former chairman and another member of the country's election commission who were jailed for alleged fraud in the 2020 general election. The military's information office said in a...

Myanmar tops Asian summit's agenda as global issues loom

Nov. 09, 2022 05:27 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders convene in the Cambodian capital Thursday, faced with the challenge of trying to curtail escalating violence in Myanmar while the country’s military-led government shows no signs of complying with the group’s peace plan. U.S. President Joe...

EU targets 19 more Myanmar officials with sanctions

Nov. 08, 2022 09:51 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday imposed sanctions on several senior officials and armed forces officers in Myanmar, where a military takeover last year set off violence that threatens to destabilize other parts of Southeast Asia. The EU froze the assets of 19 people...

Myanmar court gives ex-lawmaker 173-year prison term

Nov. 02, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar has found a former lawmaker from ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party guilty of terrorism and given him a 148-year prison sentence, which added to previous convictions extends his total prison term to 173 years, a person familiar with the case...