Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi implores foreign investors to take a punt on her country during a business forum on the sideline of the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore.
The jailing of two Reuters reporters and the whistleblowing cop who tried to defend them in Myanmar has left three divided families. As Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo file an appeal to try to overturn their sentence, the three wives speak to AFPTV about the struggle of parenting solo in a country largely apathetic to their husbands’ plight.
(28 Sep 2018) Amal Clooney called on Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to release two Reuters journalists she represents who have been imprisoned for their reporting. (Sept. 28)
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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi robustly defends the jailing of two Reuters journalists who were reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as she hit back at global criticism of a trial widely seen as an attempt to muzzle the free press. The country’s de facto leader acknowledged that the brutal crackdown on the Muslim minority — which the United Nations has cast as “genocide” — could have been “handled better”, but insisted the two reporters had been treated fairly.