Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar court sentences Suu Kyi to 5 years for corruption

Suu Kyi's trial in the capital Naypyitaw was closed to the public, and her lawyers were barred from speaking to media.

published on : 27th April 2022

Myanmar court postpones verdict in Aung San Suu Kyi corruption case

Aung San Suu Kyi, who was ousted by an army takeover in February last year, could face up to 15 years in prison and a fine if convicted.

published on : 26th April 2022

Myanmar political prisoners not among 1,600 freed in new year amnesty

The country typically grants an annual amnesty to thousands of prisoners to mark the Buddhist New Year, usually a joyous holiday celebrated in many parts.

published on : 17th April 2022

Gunmen shoot deputy governor of Myanmar Central Bank 

She is believed to be the most senior official associated with the military-run administration to be shot since February last year when the army ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

published on : 8th April 2022

Myanmar leader vows to 'annihilate' opponents of army rule

Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing said he would not negotiate with “terrorist groups and their supporters for killing innocent people” and threatening peace and security.

published on : 27th March 2022

Myanmar military revokes citizenship of opposition members 

It targeted eight members of the shadow National Unity Government, which views itself as the country's legitimate ruling authority, and three prominent activists.

published on : 5th March 2022

Myanmar to contest Rohingya case at International Court of Justice without Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi personally presented Myanmar's arguments at the International Court of Justice when the case was first heard in December 2019 but was ousted as civilian leader in a military coup last year.

published on : 21st February 2022

Myanmar says it won't attend ASEAN foreign ministers meeting

Cambodia, the current ASEAN chair, said earlier this month that members of the regional group had failed to reach a consensus on inviting Myanmar Foreign Minister to its meetings.

published on : 15th February 2022

Myanmar's military ruler appeals to restive minorities

Min Aung Hlaing in a prepared statement released Saturday acknowledged that the conflicts with the minorities have yet to be resolved, saying that had slowed the country's development.

published on : 12th February 2022

Myanmar piles on 11th corruption charge against Suu Kyi

The Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported that Suu Kyi was being charged under the Anti-Corruption Law covering bribery, which carries a maximum prison term of 15 years.

published on : 4th February 2022

Myanmar sentences lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi's party to death

The NLD's Phyo Zeyar Thaw, who was arrested in November, was sentenced to death for offences under the country's Counterterrorism Law.

published on : 22nd January 2022

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi jailed for four more years for possessing walkie-talkies

Suu Kyi was convicted last month on two other charges and given a four-year prison sentence, which was then halved by the head of the military-installed government.

published on : 10th January 2022

Myanmar court jails Suu Kyi aides for sedition

The sentence, passed in a special court inside Yangon's Insein prison, is the latest blow struck in the military authorities' legal campaign against Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy.

published on : 30th December 2021

Myanmar court postpones verdicts in second case against Aung San Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi has been attending court hearings in prison clothes — a white top and a brown longyi skirt provided by the authorities.

published on : 27th December 2021

2021 in a nutshell: COVID, coups and chaos mark tumultuous year for the globe

While more than five million people died from the virus, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested in a coup.

published on : 27th December 2021
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