Tag: Myanmar Military

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,…


‘No Leverage’ With Myanmar Military Junta Former Foreign Minister Says

Following the arrest of an Australian advisor by the Myanmar military junta, former foreign minister Alexander Downer believes there is little the Australian government can do to secure his release. Sean Turnell, a professor of economics from Macquarie University in Sydney, was the first foreign national confirmed arrested after the military coup occurred on Feb.1….


‘No Leverage’ With Burma Military Junta, Former Foreign Minister Says

Following the arrest of an Australian advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi by the Burma (also known as Myanmar) military junta, former foreign minister Alexander Downer believes there is little the Australian government can do to secure his release. Sean Turnell, a professor of economics from Macquarie University in Sydney, was the first foreign national…