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Tag: Official Secrets Act

UK police warning to media over diplomat’s leaked memos stirs anger

Britain's Washington ambassador's resignation sparks anger among prime minister candidates over police warning on publishing leaked documents.

Myanmar to release 6,500 prisoners in amnesty

Some 6,520 prisoners in Myanmar will be set free from prison doors today as President Win Myint pardons inmates as a customary around the time of its New Year 's day on April 17.

Myanmar’s top court to hear Reuters reporters’ appeal

A judge found reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo guilty under the Official Secrets Act last September and sentenced them to seven years in prison.

Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

The protesters released black balloons printed with the words "Free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo".

Myanmar says court in Reuters reporters’ case was independent

The journalists, who pleaded not guilty, were investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim villagers by the Myanmar security forces at the time of their arrest in December.

Myanmar judge convicts two Reuters reporters in landmark secrets case

Yangon northern district judge Ye Lwin said Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, breached the colonial-era Official Secrets Act when they collected and obtained confidential documents.

Go for counselling or retire, disloyal civil servants told

Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa says civil servants must serve the government of the day and should not bring emotional baggage from the previous administration.

Pompeo urges release of Reuters reporters in meeting with Myanmar minister

Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and his Reuters colleague, Wa Lone, 32, are facing up to 14 years in prison in Myanmar for allegedly violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Reuters reporter jailed in Myanmar denies collecting secret documents

Kyaw Soe Oo and his Reuters colleague Wa Lone, 32, are facing up to 14 years in prison for allegedly violating Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Myanmar court to rule on whether to charge jailed Reuters reporters

The court in Yangon has been holding pre-trial hearings since January to decide whether Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, should face charges under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Compel spouses of ministers, MPs to declare assets, C4 tells AG

C4 gives Tommy Thomas a list of suggestions on improving governance in Malaysia, including addressing scandals other than 1MDB and repealing the Official Secrets Act.

Lawyers for Reuters reporters argue for Myanmar court to dismiss case

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are at risk of imprisonment for 14 years under the Official Secrets Act.

Reuters says Myanmar held journalists for probing Rohingya massacre

The pair are now facing up to 14 years in prison on charges of possessing classified documents in violation of the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Najib, 2 others ordered to file 1MDB suit defence

PM, federal government and 1MDB fail to get stay as judge rules they will not suffer any prejudice by filing their defence, says lawyer Haniff Khatri Abdulla.

Azmin cannot see A-G’s 1MDB report, court rules

High Court rules both Azmin Ali and PPBM member Zahid Md Arip have no legal right to ask for a declassification of the auditor-general’s report on 1MDB which was classified under the Official Secrets Act.

Myanmar to free M’sian, S’pore journalists held since October

Police say senior officials ordered the case dropped because the 2 foreigners and 2 locals did not mean to endanger national security by flying a drone.

Rafizi still an MP for now, says lawyer

Lawyer Gobind Singh says until Rafizi Ramli exhausts all avenues in appealing his conviction under the OSA for revealing the 1MDB audit report, he will remain Pandan MP.

Rafizi fails to set aside OSA conviction over 1MDB audit expose

PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli closer to 18-month jail term pending final appeal.

I’ll find person behind MB Inc leak, says Perak MB

Zambry Abd Kadir says action required as civil servants are responsible for protecting and keeping government secrets as enshrined in the Official Secrets Act.

Police begin probe into three ex-ministers

Statements to be recorded from Muhyiddin, Shafie and Husni for Dewan Rakyat remarks about 1MDB.

JMM lodges report on Muhyiddin for leaking govt secrets

Its president says inaction over the former DPM's breach of the Official Secrets Act can lead to other civil servants thinking it is permissible to do the same.

Police to check if ‘leaked A-G Report’ is genuine

IGP Khalid says Sarawak Report editor is 'unreliable' because several articles in the past turned out to be incorrect.

PAC was warned not to leak A-G’s report, says witness

Witness in Rafizi Ramli's OSA trial says A-G Ambrin Buang did issue a warning against leaking the contents of the Auditor-General's Report on 1MDB.

A-G’s report on 1MDB remains an official secret

PAC chairman Hasan Arifin says only Cabinet can decide otherwise.