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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. ...

Myanmar democracy in new era as Suu Kyi sidelined by army

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — In sentencing Myanmar’s iconic democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to prison, the country’s generals have effectively exiled her from electoral politics. But that doesn’t mean the Southeast Asian nation is back to square one in its stop-start efforts to move toward democracy. ...

Cambodian mass trial against government opponents reopens

Dec. 07, 2021 10:06 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A mass trial of critics and opponents of Cambodia’s government charged with treason for their nonviolent political activities resumed Tuesday, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent. Only six of 44 defendants summoned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court...

Cambodia's premier to visit military-led Myanmar next month

Dec. 07, 2021 03:17 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen will pay an official visit early next month to military-ruled Myanmar, seeking to patch up the generals’ battered relationship with Southeast Asia's regional bloc of nations, a spokesperson for the Cambodian leader said Tuesday. ...

UN delays action on Myanmar and Afghanistan's bid for seats

Dec. 06, 2021 13:16 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday delaying action on requests by Myanmar’s military junta and Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to take their countries’ seats at the United Nations, a decision that leaves the ambassadors from the ousted governments in...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi convicted in further blow to democracy

Dec. 06, 2021 12:55 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar who was ousted in a de facto coup this year, was convicted on two charges Monday and handed a four-year sentence that was quickly cut in half — in proceedings widely criticized as a further effort by the country’s military rulers...

A timeline of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi's political life

Dec. 06, 2021 10:27 AM EST

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the daughter of the country’s independence hero, Gen. Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947, less than six months before the country, then called Burma, became independent from Britain. Suu Kyi, 76, moved to New Delhi in 1960 when her...

AP PHOTOS: Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces new dramatic turn

Dec. 06, 2021 10:22 AM EST

Aung San Suu Kyi’ s career took another dramatic turn Monday as a court in Myanmar sentenced the ousted leader to four years in prison — before subsequently reducing it to two years — after convicting her of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions. Other cases against her are...

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi: The Legal Challenges

Dec. 06, 2021 01:32 AM EST

The four-year prison sentence given to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday on charges of incitement and failing to observe pandemic restrictions is one small shot in a legal offensive intended to deal her and her National League for Democracy party a crippling political blow. ...

3 feared dead as Myanmar army truck runs down protesters

Dec. 05, 2021 23:38 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — An army vehicle plowed into a peaceful march by anti-government protesters in military-ruled Myanmar’s biggest city, reportedly killing at least three people, witnesses and a protest organizer said. Sunday’s march was one of at least three held in...