Governments across Southeast Asia have a history of using laws and the judiciary to curb press freedoms, and now, they have found a handy crutch to lean on as they…
Aung San Suu Kyi is treating the press in Burma poorly, and that may impede her efforts to democratise the conflict-wrought country.
Referring specifically to the Arakan crisis, Suu Kyi said, “Read the newspapers and listen to the news on MRTV released by the government.”
Three journalists detained on Monday have been formally charged for ‘Unlawful Association’ and have been thrown in prison just after noon today.
Ethnic media groups say they will petition for the reporters’ release with letters to the Burmese president, state counsellor and commander-in-chief.
“Ko Thet Khine took pictures of the tractor carrying the wood and then asked the driver for money, That’s why I punched him.”