Four reporters and the chief executive of the magazine they work for were sentenced Thursday, July 10 to 10 years of hard prison labor for violating Myanmar’s national security by writing and publishing stories about a weapons factory.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
An airport policeman and the owner of the house that served as a safehouse for the 8-year-old son of a food company executive from Burma (Myanmar) whom they had kidnapped were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation in separate operations recently.
Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi has voiced confidence that the country’s powerful military will support changes to the constitution that would allow her to become president.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi made her historic parliamentary debut Monday, marking a new phase in her near quarter century struggle to bring democracy to her army-dominated homeland.
When she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, while under house arrest in Burma (Myanmar), Aung San Suu Kyi said on Saturday, she realized that the Burmese “were not going to be forgotten.”