In what defence lawyers said was a key ruling in favour of the two reporters, the judge accepted the testimony of Police Captain Moe Yan Naing.
“There have been incidents of persons inciting hatred against the Tatmadaw,” the commander-in-chief told a military gathering in Putao.
The petition is the latest indication of the challenges ahead for Bangladesh and Burma as they try to engineer the return of up to 655,500 refugees.
“A preliminary investigation was done by the security forces following a report … of people being killed and buried.”
Experience shows that foreign interference in crises does not work and China supports the Burmese government’s efforts to protect stability, a senior Chinese official said.
Acting on a tip-off from residents in Letphwekya Village, security forces uncovered the cache of weapons beside a riverbank.