A company tied to the conglomerate of Zaw Win Shein, son of a minister in the Thein Sein govt, bought the telecom for $576 million; the source of the funds is unclear.
Facilitated by militia and military leaders, rare earth extraction in Kachin State near China has serious health, social, environmental and sovereignty implications.
Kyu Kyu Hla accompanied Min Aung Hlaing to Moscow while he attended the consecration of a replica pagoda.
Dr. Aye Zan, who has been detained for over a year, was convicted by a special regime court on nine corruption charges; he still faces numerous additional cases.
The detained State Counselor reportedly plans to appeal the decision by the junta’s Union Supreme Court before a two-judge panel.
The National Unity Government’s justice minister said the junta fabricated evidence in the case, which he condemned as ‘ridiculous’ and a ‘propaganda stunt’.
The 76-year-old who had already been jailed to six years for other charges was sentenced five more years for corruption on Wednesday.
Japanese companies in Myanmar will struggle to operate in the country due to the new regulations, according to the Japanese Embassy.
Min Aung Hlaing began exploiting his power even as a junior officer so no one should be surprised by his behavior as a military dictator, argues Paw Htun.
Police have filed a further corruption charge against the detained State Counselor over an alleged $550,000 donation to a charity foundation named after her mother.
U Min Thu was Union Government Office minister in the ousted administration; he is the second ex-military officer appointed by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to be charged.
A junta court sentenced Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint to three years in prison; she was already serving 77 years for a corruption conviction widely regarded as baseless.
Courts are preparing to hand down penalties in the corruption, incitement and other cases the junta has brought against scores of elected leaders since the coup.
This week the regime’s media made much of its arrest of ex-MP U Phyo Zeya Thaw, but said little about its leader’s exclusion from international meetings.
Nan Khin Htwe Myint’s 75-year sentence for corruption is widely seen as absurd given her reputation for honesty; she has vocally opposed the coup even while detained.