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ASEAN to exclude Myanmar's leader from summit in key rebuke

Oct. 15, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asia’s foreign ministers decided at an emergency meeting Friday not to invite Myanmar's military leader to an annual summit for refusing to let an envoy meet ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a senior regional diplomat said. The...

Former job is key in case against US journalist in Myanmar

Oct. 15, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An American journalist detained almost five months in military-ruled Myanmar is being prosecuted for an offense allegedly carried out by a news service for which he had stopped working more than half-a-year previously, his lawyer said Friday. Danny...

Envoy aborts visit to Myanmar, straining ASEAN relations

Oct. 14, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-installed government said Thursday that a special envoy appointed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations abruptly canceled his visit this week after it told him he would not be able to meet with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others he had...

Myanmar bars Suu Kyi's lawyer from talking about her cases

Oct. 14, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The main lawyer for Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is being tried on multiple criminal charges, said late Thursday he has been issued a gag order barring him from talking about her cases. Lawyer Khin Maung Zaw wrote on his Facebook page...

Lawyer: Myanmar ex-president testifies he refused to resign

Oct. 12, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s former President Win Myint, forced out of office eight months ago when the army seized power, testified Tuesday that he defied a demand from the military to resign, saying he would “rather die,” his lawyers said. Win Myint was giving...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi pleads not guilty to breaking virus rules

Oct. 11, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and former President Win Myint pleaded not guilty Monday to violating COVID-19 restrictions, their lawyers said, as the pair were formally indicted after the army seized power. Each was charged with two counts under...

UN, Bangladesh sign deal to aid Rohingya relocated to island

Oct. 10, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — The United Nations and Bangladesh's government have signed an agreement to work together to help Rohingya refugees on an island in the Bay of Bengal where thousands have been relocated from crammed camps near the Myanmar border. More than 19,000...

Myanmar court bars translator at secrets trial of Australian

Oct. 07, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar ruled Thursday that it will not allow a Burmese-English translator at the upcoming trial of Sean Turnell, an Australian economist who has been charged under the Official Secrets Act. Turnell is to be tried with the country’s ousted...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to testify in own defense later this month

Oct. 05, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi this month will give courtroom testimony for the first time in one of the several cases against her since the military took power in February, her lawyers said Tuesday. She and two co-defendants charged with...

Jailed US journalist in Myanmar slapped with new charge

Oct. 04, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. journalist who has spent more than four months in pretrial detention in military-ruled Myanmar has been charged with a second criminal offense, his lawyer said Monday, while authorities refused to disclose the reason behind his arrest. Danny...