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    Junta court sentences deposed lawmaker who denounced resistance to 20 years

    Ousted regional legislator Thet Paing Soe defected to the side of the military in a recorded public ceremony in 2022, only to be arrested and charged with terrorism within less than a year

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    Arakan Army Detains NLD MP Accused of Tatmadaw Collaboration

    The MP was among 10 detained Sunday morning on the Kaladan River. Eight have been released and one is dead.

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    Incumbent lawmakers to remain in parliament until January

    Just days after the National League for Democracy (NLD) clinched a historic election victory, Burmese lawmakers elected in the flawed 2010 polls are due to resume their work on Monday and legislate for another two and a half months. The peculiar arrangement, unique to the country, was dreamt up by the military drafters of the 2008 constitution. It has been criticised by Burma’s new leader-in-waiting Aung San Suu Kyi and raises questions over what decisions the outgoing ruling party will to try push through before they hand over power. [related] “This is the only constitution in the world where there is such a wide gap between an election and the forming of a new administration,” the NLD leader told reporters at a press conference on 5 November. “This is a matter of concern because … the whole picture might have changed completely (after elections), but still the present. . . Subscribe for full access to Get unlimited access to high-quality reporting from the frontlines and support independent journalism. Subscribe Now Already a subscriber? Log in

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