Aung San Suu Kyi, Australian economist jailed 3 years by Myanmar court

BANGKOK – Deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was handed a three-year prison term on Thursday for breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act, several media outlets have reported. This adds to the existing 20 years jail she is serving for a range of offences, including electoral fraud, corruption and violating Covid-19 pandemic restrictions – charges […]

My prison experience was much tougher than Najib’s, says Anwar

PETALING JAYA – Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says his experience in prison included years in solitary confinement, and was quite different from what Najib Razak is going through. “I was in prison for (years) before being allowed treatment at the Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH),” the Opposition leader said, referring to calls by Najib’s supporters that […]

‘I cannot accept it’: Bali bomb survivors fume after attacker’s term cut

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AFP) – Almost two decades after the Bali bombings left Thiolina Ferawati Marpaung with permanent eye injuries, news that one of the masterminds could be released early has caused fresh trauma. Indonesia’s latest reduction to Umar Patek’s prison sentence – revealed last week by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and confirmed by AFP […]

China sentences tycoon Xiao Jianhua to 13 years in prison, fines group $11b

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) China sentenced Chinese-Canadian financier Xiao Jianhua to 13 years prison and fined his company 55 billion yuan (S$11.21 billion), bringing an end to a long-running saga that has seen many of the tycoon’s business interests reined in since his seizure in Hong Kong more than five years ago. “The criminal acts of Tomorrow […]