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Corruption · Yangon

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi charged with bribery as new trial opens

50% Left coverage: 14 sources
Aung San Suu Kyi is accused of taking $550,000 in bribes from a construction magnate. She is charged with two counts under the country's the Anti-Corruption Act. Each count is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a fine. She has already been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment.See the Story
Europe · Yangon

U.N. calls for justice after fatal shooting of Myanmar WHO worker

58% Left coverage: 12 sources
Myo Min Htut was killed on Wednesday night while riding his motorbike home. The circumstances of the killing were not yet clear, the WHO said. Deadly clashes have ravaged swathes of Myanmar since the country's military staged a coup in February 2021. Two staff members of international aid group Save the Children were killed in a Christmas Eve massacre.See the Story
Asia · Yangon

Myanmar minister attends ASEAN defence meeting despite calls to exclude junta

50% Left coverage: 10 sources
Gen. Mya Tun Oo wore his military uniform as he attended the ASEAN defense ministers meeting in Cambodia. More than 600 civic groups inside and outside Myanmar had issued an appeal to the ministers not to invite him. They accuse him of complicity in violence committed by Myanmar's military.See the Story
Asia · Yangon

Dialogue with Suu Kyi 'not impossible' says Myanmar junta

71% Center coverage: 7 sources
Aung San Suu Kyi, 77, has been kept virtually incommunicado by the military. She was recently transferred from house arrest to solitary confinement while she faces multiple trials. The Southeast Asian nation has been in chaos since the putsch. Diplomatic efforts led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have so far failed to halt the bloodshed.See the Story
Corruption · Yangon

Myanmar's Suu Kyi Expects First Verdict In Corruption Case

57% Right coverage: 7 sources
Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to hear the first verdict in one of her corruption trials next week. The Nobel laureate has been detained since her government was forced out in a coup last year that triggered mass protests. She faces a raft of charges that could see her sentenced to more than 150 years in jail.See the Story
Asia · Yangon

Yangon bombing spurs accusations from Myanmar govt, foes

62% Center coverage: 8 sources
Myanmar's military government and its opponents trade accusations over a bomb that exploded Tuesday in the middle of the country's largest city, Yangon. A story in Wednesday's edition of The Global New Light of Myanmar, a state-run newspaper, linked the blast to the armed movement that opposes last year's military seizure of power.See the Story
Military · Yangon

Myanmar military, coup opponents trade blame after deadly bus stop blast

42% Center coverage: 7 sources
Myanmar's military government and its opponents traded accusations over a bomb that exploded Tuesday in the middle of the country's largest city, Yangon. A 30-year-old man died of wounds in his chest and abdomen, state media said. A spokesperson for the self-styled National Unity Government, the main opposition body that loosely commands the PDF, pinned the blame on the military government.See the Story
Asia · Yangon

Myanmar calls foreign outrage over activists' death sentence 'reckless and interfering'

50% Center coverage: 6 sources
Myanmar's ruling junta has condemned what it called "reckless and interfering" foreign statements about a rare execution order against two prominent opposition figures, accusing them of aiding terrorism by demanding their release. The United Nations, the U.S. State Department and France last week denounced the rejection of the appeals of a veteran activist and a former lawmaker, aSee the Story

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