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Suu Kyi payments claimed as Myanmar junta raises pressure

Suu Kyi payments claimed as Myanmar junta raises pressure

World
A Myanmar construction magnate with links to military rulers has claimed he personally gave more than half a million dollars in cash to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a broadcast on state television aimed at discrediting the ousted civilian governmentByThe Associated PressMarch 18, 2021, 9:59 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMANDALAY, Myanmar -- A Myanmar construction magnate with links to military rulers said he personally gave more than half a million dollars in cash to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a broadcast on state television aimed at discrediting the ousted civilian government.The statement by Maung Waik could pave the way for more serious charges against Suu Kyi, who has been detained since the Feb. 1 military takeover while security forces...
EXPLAINER: Myanmar media defiant as junta cracks down

EXPLAINER: Myanmar media defiant as junta cracks down

Technology
Myanmar's military-controlled government is suppressing media coverage of protests against its seizure of powerBy ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated PressMarch 9, 2021, 8:39 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBANGKOK -- Myanmar’s military-controlled government is seeking to suppress media coverage of protests against its seizure of power as journalists and ordinary citizens strive to inform people inside and outside of the country about what is happening.Authorities on Monday canceled the licenses of five local media outlets that had been offering extensive coverage of the protests, attempting to fully roll back such freedoms a decade after the country began its faltering transition toward democracy.The government has detained dozens of journalists since the Feb. 1 ...