Category: Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar Shifts Suu Kyi Trial to Jail Venue

The military junta in Burma (also known as Myanmar) has ordered all legal proceedings against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be moved from a courtroom to a prison, a source familiar with her cases says. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who turned 77 on Sunday, has been charged with at least…


Prime Minister Calls on Burmese Regime to Release Australian Academic

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has called on Burma (also known as Myanmar) to release Australian academic Sean Turnell, who has been held by the military junta since February 2021. Turnell, an Australian advisor to deposed leader Aung Suu Kyi, was arrested five days after the regime staged its coup on Feb. 1, 2021 to remove…


Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Handed Five-Year Jail Term for Graft

A court in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in jail on Wednesday after finding her guilty in the first of 11 corruption cases she faces, a source with knowledge of the proceedings said. The Nobel laureate and figurehead of Myanmar’s opposition to military rule is charged with at…


Australia Wont Rule out Further Sanctions on Myanmar

The Australian government has not ruled out imposing further sanctions on Burma (also known as Myanmar) after the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States jointly placed sanctions on seven individuals and two entities connected to the Burmese military junta on the anniversary of its coup. “Australia’s autonomous sanctions regime already includes a longstanding arms…


Australian Advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi Remains in Detention in Burma

Australian economist Sean Turnell remains in detention in Burma (also known as Myanmar) as the Cambodian Prime Minister apologised for giving the wrong information that he had been released. Prof. Turnell is a former advisor to the ousted Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi. He has been detained for a year after being arrested on Feb. 6,…


Burmese Junta Files New Corruption Charge Against Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma’s military junta filed a new corruption charge against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, its information ministry said, just days after the military reportedly burned down an entire village in the country’s northwest. The corruption charge was filed against Suu Kyi for allegedly accepting four payments totaling $550,000 from a private firm…


Australia Joins International Calls for a Cessation of Violence in Burma

Australia has joined an international call for the Burmese military junta to immediately stop its violent suppression of the country on the first anniversary of the military coup. In a joint statement with the European Union, Albania, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States on Feb. 1, Australia called for…


US, Britain, Canada Issue New Myanmar Sanctions 1 Year After Coup: US Treasury

WASHINGTON—The United States, Britain, and Canada on Monday imposed sanctions on seven individuals and two entities connected to Burma (also known as Myanmar), the U.S. Treasury Department announced, in the latest measures against people connected to the military that seized power in a coup one year ago. The Treasury said the sanctions were timed to…


Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Sentenced to 4 More Years in Prison

BANGKOK—A court in Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said. Suu Kyi was convicted last month on two other charges and given a four-year prison sentence, which was…


Sentence for Burma’s Suu Kyi Reduced to 2 Years in Prison

BANGKOK—State television in Burma (also known as Myanmar) announced Monday night that country’s military leader reduced Aung San Suu Kyi’s sentence by two years. Suu Kyi, who was ousted in a de facto coup this year, was sentenced to four years in prison earlier in the day after being convicted on charges widely dismissed as…