Myanmar junta trial of Australian economist shifted to prison complex, says source

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Myanmar junta trial of Australian economist shifted to prison complex, says source

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Myanmar junta trial of Australian economist shifted to prison complex, says source

YANGON, June 22 — The Myanmar junta's trial of a detained Australian economist will shift to a special court inside a prison compound in the capital Naypyidaw, a source with...

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022 9:05 PM MYTYANGON, June 22 — The Myanmar junta's trial of a detained Australian economist will shift to a special court inside a prison compound in the capital Naypyidaw, a source with knowledge of the case said today.Sean Turnell was working as an adviser to Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi when he was detained shortly after the coup that ousted her government in February last year.

He has been charged with violating the country's official secrets law and faces a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison if found guilty.Since seizing power, Myanmar's military government has detained thousands of pro-democracy protesters, with many facing secret trials that rights groups have decried as politically motivated.

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Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022 9:05 PM MYT YANGON, June 22 — The Myanmar junta's trial of a detained Australian economist will shift to a special court inside a prison compound in the capital Naypyidaw, a source with knowledge of the case said today. Sean Turnell was working as an adviser to Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi when he was detained shortly after the coup that ousted her government in February last year. Suu Kyi denies all charges. He has been charged with violating the country's official secrets law and faces a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison if found guilty. Pill said the BOE’s tools are “blunt instruments” that can bring inflation back to target but can’t solve other problems like a growing divide between the rich and the poor and a weaker pound. Since seizing power, Myanmar's military government has detained thousands of pro-democracy protesters, with many facing secret trials that rights groups have decried as politically motivated. "It is declared by the judge that a new building for the court is complete," the source added. Turnell and co-accused Aung San Suu Kyi had earlier appeared at weekly hearings in a special court in a municipal compound in the sprawling capital. Putra Business School economic analyst Ahmed Razman Abdul Latiff said the tariff rate is going to be higher for households since Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is currently facing higher energy production costs due to rising gas and coal prices.

But both would appear tomorrow at a"special court in Naypyidaw prison", said a source with knowledge of the case, without giving further details. Suu Kyi's marathon court proceedings take place behind closed doors with only limited information reported by state media. The bank opted for a quarter-point rise in the base rate to 1. A junta spokesperson could not be reached for comment. Hearings for Aung San Suu Kyi's numerous other trials — which could see her sentenced to more than 150 years in prison -- have already been transferred to the same prison compound, a source told AFP yesterday. It is not clear how much Suu Kyi knows of the crisis in her country, which has been in chaos since the coup, with the military struggling to consolidate power and facing increasing resistance from militia groups. The exact details of Turnell's alleged offence have not been made public, although state television has said he had access to"secret state financial information" and had tried to flee the country. Subscribe to Mid-day email alert We deliver news to your inbox daily. Human rights groups have raised concerns about Turnell's prosecution, particularly after the Australian embassy was denied access to his court hearing last September. The military says she is being given due process by an independent judiciary. According to Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST) provost for research and Innovation Professor Geoffrey Williams, the proposed tariff increases are unavoidable due to international market factors beyond Malaysia’s control, but passing the cost on to consumers is avoidable, and the cost should be covered by electricity companies, which are seeing higher revenue and profits as economic activities pick up.

Turnell was in the middle of a phone interview with the BBC when he was detained after the coup. "I've just been detained at the moment, and perhaps charged with something, I don't know what that would be, could be anything at all of course," Turnell told the broadcaster at the time. — AFP Advertisement .