A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Burma is “unreliable,” the reporters’ lawyer said on Monday, because he obtained testimony from previous witnesses, in violation of police code.
Burma’s hardline monks will dodge bans on Facebook and keep using the social media giant to “tell the truth,” they said on Friday, after it barred several Buddhist nationalists for hate messages targeting Rohingya Muslims.
Anti-war protesters on Wednesday urged government leader Aung San Suu Kyi to take action against police who this month broke up a peace rally and arrested them, and raised new concern about freedom of speech.
Evidence Burmese police say they obtained from the mobile phones of two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret documents might be “tainted,” a defence lawyer said on Tuesday, because at least one phone was used after it was confiscated.
Companies acquired concessions amounting to the size of a small European country, while rural residents of Southeast Asia’s Mekong region saw their landholdings shrink or disappear over the past two decades, according to researchers.
Burma’s deputy minister for home affairs, Aung Soe, has been “reassigned to perform his original military duties” and is replaced in the cabinet by Major-General Aung Thu from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, according to the President’s Office.