Thu Thu Aung

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20 Feb 2019 | 5:20 PM

'Tarnished image' - Myanmar touts troubled Rakhine as investment destination

YANGON (Reuters) - Organisers of a summit in Myanmar's crisis-hit western state of Rakhine are this week pitching to investors its plentiful farmland and fishing grounds, tourist-ready beaches and historic temples.

14 Feb 2019 | 4:41 PM

In Myanmar, new parties challenge Suu Kyi's grip on power

YANGON (Reuters) - New political groups are emerging to contest Myanmar's next election in 2020, aiming to challenge the hegemony of national civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi after she has been weakened by escalating ethnic conflicts and slowing economic growth.

12 Feb 2019 | 8:20 PM

Myanmar police use rubber bullets to break up protest

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon on Tuesday to disperse a protest over a statue of independence hero General Aung San that is opposed by members of the Karenni ethnic minority, police and a protest leader said.

8 Feb 2019 | 8:05 PM

Myanmar activists charged after protesting independence hero statue

YANGON (Reuters) - Dozens of activists in eastern Myanmar face charges of unlawful assembly, an activist leader said on Friday, after police broke up the latest protest against a statue of Aung San, the nation's independence hero and father of leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

1 Feb 2019 | 6:49 PM

In Myanmar, final arguments made in Muslim lawyer's murder case

YANGON (Reuters) - Lawyers defending the suspected conspirators behind the murder of a prominent Muslim lawyer in Myanmar on Friday proclaimed their clients' innocence, or asked the court for lesser charges, as the landmark case drew to a close.

1 Feb 2019 | 5:48 PM

Jailed Reuters journalists appeal to Myanmar's top court as rights group decries 'fear'

YANGON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law appealed to the Supreme Court on Friday against their conviction, as a rights group said the government wielded repressive laws against peaceful critics.

1 Feb 2019 | 10:51 AM

Myanmar policeman who detailed Reuters reporters' entrapment freed from jail

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar policeman who told a court last year how officers planted secret documents on two Reuters reporters in order to "entrap" them was released from prison on Friday, after being sentenced to a year in jail for violating police discipline.

11 Jan 2019 | 8:38 PM

Myanmar court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the defence had not provided sufficient evidence to show they were innocent.

4 Jan 2019 | 11:00 PM

Rakhine rebels kill 13 in Independence Day attack on Myanmar police posts

YANGON (Reuters) - Rakhine insurgents killed 13 policemen and injured nine in attacks on four police posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Friday as the country marked Independence Day, the official news agency said.

21 Dec 2018 | 7:40 PM

Myanmar army pauses operations in north in rare conciliatory action

(Reuters) - The Myanmar military on Friday announced a more than four-month cessation of its activities in northern areas where it is fighting ethnic minority insurgents, in what appeared to be a rare conciliatory move aimed at kick-starting peace talks.