Before his death, Soe Moe Tun had focused his reporting on illegal logging and KTV operations in Monywa and the surrounding areas.
A judge granted the Eleven Media CEO and editor-in-chief bail on Friday. They are standing trial on charges of defamation brought by the Rangoon government.
Eleven Media Group admitted that “some points mentioned in the editorial were wrong and groundless accusations” regarding Rangoon’s chief minister and assembly.
The Myanmar Journalist Network on Tuesday urged Burmese authorities to immediately apprehend the culprit in the murder of a Monywa-based correspondent for Eleven Media, Soe Moe Tun.
A lawsuit against the Eleven Media Group should be dropped immediately, according to right groups calling on Burma’s government to reform restrictive media laws.
The EMG CEO and chief editor are being sued by the Rangoon regional government over an article written last week alleging backhanders and cronyism.