Top Myanmar models face jail for alleged explicit videos

YANGON (AFP) – Two prominent Myanmar models have been arrested and face charges of “harming culture and dignity” for posting clips online, including to intimate video-hosting platform OnlyFans, the junta said on Friday (Aug 5). Nang Mwe San allegedly “distributed paid pornographic photos and videos that could… harm Myanmar culture and dignity,” the junta said […]

Myanmar junta charges Japanese journalist with encouraging dissent

YANGON (AFP) – A Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar has been charged with breaching immigration law and encouraging dissent against the military, the junta said Thursday (Aug 4). Myanmar’s military has clamped down on press freedoms since its coup last year, arresting reporters and photographers, as well as revoking broadcasting licences as the country plunged […]

Asean will have to rethink peace plan if Myanmar conducts more executions, says Cambodian PM

PHNOM PENH – Asean will be forced to rethink peace plans made with Myanmar if the country’s military rulers conduct more executions of prisoners, Cambodian Prime Minister and Asean chair Hun Sen said on Wednesday (Aug 3). The regional bloc recently condemned the execution of four activists by Myanmar’s military and has since last year been […]

ICJ ruling takes Rohingyas one step closer to justice: Daily Star contributor

DHAKA (THE DAILY STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The Gambia’s case against Myanmar under the international Genocide Convention, for the alleged genocide committed against the ethnic Rohingyas, is now all set to be heard and judged by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), following its rejection of Myanmar’s preliminary objections on the grounds of the court’s […]

After G-20 summit, Jokowi should shift focus to Myanmar: Jakarta Post contributor

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The upcoming Group of 20 (G-20) Summit, which will be held in Bali in early November, has been sapping the energy and attention of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, especially after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine in February, which has directly impacted the course of the […]