The ALP report accused the Burmese army of extrajudicial killings of captured enemy combatants, as well as forcing civilians to serve as porters.
Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was granted the Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant.
When asked about progress to date on constitutional reform, Nyan Win declined to respond.
The sentence was a rare instance of Burma Army personnel being held accountable for committing atrocities against civilians, but relatives of the victims say they’re not satisfied.
Three Burmese army servicemen under investigation for the death of five local villagers in northern Shan State’s Lashio Township in June have confessed to the killings at a military tribunal.
Burma has a new civilian government, but the military remains a powerful player in the country’s politics. Our panelists discuss how and when this can be expected to change.