Announced funding will be channelled through new and existing projects in sectors such as farm inputs, social protection and irrigation
A court in Myanmar convicted the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on more corruption charges on Monday and sentenced her to an additional six years in prison, a legal official said.
The trial was held behind closed doors, with no access for media or the public, and her lawyers were forbidden by a gag order from revealing information about the proceedings.
In the four corruption cases decided Monday, Suu Kyi was alleged to have abused her position to rent public land at below market prices and to have built a residence with donations meant for charitable purposes. She received sentences of three years for each of the four counts, but the sentences for three of them will be served concurrently, giving her a total of six more years in prison.
She denied all the charges, and her lawyers are expected to appeal.
She already had been sentenced to 11 years in prison on sedition, corruption and other charges at earlier trials after the military ousted her elected government and detained her in February 2021.
Analysts say the numerous charges against her and her allies are an attempt to eliminate her from politics before the military holds an election it has promised for next year.
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Around 90 people were onboard the ferry at the time, of whom 50 were on their way to a centuries-old temple for a major festival
On Sunday, several recordings of the leaders of the ruling government surfaced on social media
Japan has imposed tight security measures in the capital city Tokyo as over 20 heads of state and heads of government will be in attendance
Around 270,000 military personnel have been placed on standby, the government said in a statement
Three people have also been reported missing in the eastern province of Camarines Norte
About 65 per cent of the country's population has received at least one Covid vaccine booster shot, compared to about 33 per cent in the US