Thai prosecutors have continued efforts to delay their filing of a rebuttal to an appeal submitted by the legal team of two Burmese defendants in a high-profile, trans-national murder case that has dragged on for more than three years.
The Arakan Army denies allegations that the ethnic armed group was a conspirator in the recent murder of a former administrator for Mrauk-U Township in Rakhine State, where a police crackdown last month killed seven people.
Sources say a struggle for control of supplies to some makeshift refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh is behind recent violence and the presence of masked men roaming the dark streets of the camps at night.
A Burmese legal team has compiled a document outlining what it says was Thai investigators’ mishandling of evidence in the case of a 2014 double murder on the resort island of Koh Tao that was pinned on two Burmese migrant workers now facing death row.
Three women allegedly involved in the murder and dismembering of a 22-year-old karaoke bar worker in northeastern Thailand have fled to an autonomous region in Burma that local authorities claim is difficult to access, according to a Thai anti-drug agency.
The father of slain news publisher Wai Yan Heinn has questioned a police statement suggesting his son was murdered earlier this month by a lone killer in a crime of passion linked to an extramarital affair.
North Korea barred Malaysians from leaving the country on Tuesday, prompting Malaysia to take tit-for-tat action, as police in Kuala Lumpur sought to question up to three men hiding in the North Korean Embassy over the murder of Kim Jong-nam.
Shock, outpourings of grief and calls for justice have followed the apparent assassination of National League for Democracy legal adviser Ko Ni, who was gunned down on Sunday evening outside Rangoon International Airport.