Singaporeans fined for sonar system sale to Myanmar Navy amidst investigations into arms trade

Two Singaporeans were fined a total of S$80,000 for their role in selling a sonar system to the Myanmar Navy. The system later ended up with Myanmar entity Light of Universe for US$1.58 million.

In related news, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan had earlier confirmed 138 Singapore-based entities’ involvement in Myanmar’s military supply chain.

Five dead, 40,000 evacuated as monsoon floods hit Myanmar

Monsoon rains have triggered floods and landslides in Myanmar, claiming five lives and displacing around 40,000 people.

The devastation comes on the heels of Cyclone Mocha’s impact in May. Climate change exacerbates such extreme weather events globally.

Indonesia’s AIPA presidency highlights regional cooperation and Myanmar crisis resolution

Puan Maharani, the Speaker of Indonesia’s People’s Consultative Assembly and 44th President of AIPA, highlighted the importance of international cooperation in tackling global challenges at the 44th AIPA General Assembly.

She stressed AIPA’s role in addressing various issues through regional collaboration, particularly emphasizing peace efforts in Myanmar.

Myanmar junta cuts six years from Suu Kyi’s 33-year jail term

Myanmar reduced Aung San Suu Kyi’s prison sentence by six years, despite facing 14 cases. The junta’s move is criticized as a ploy to appear moderate amidst ongoing violent resistance and repression.

Thousands have been killed and displaced since the coup.

US ‘deeply concerned’ as Myanmar junta extends emergency

The US expresses “deep concern” over Myanmar’s junta extending the state of emergency for six months amid ongoing violence and instability since the coup. Sanctions will continue to hold the regime accountable.

One dead, 12 wounded in Myanmar bomb blast

A bomb blast near Thanlwin bridge checkpoint in Myanmar’s southeast killed one person and injured 12 others, amid escalating violence following the military coup in 2021.