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Myanmar Times founder jailed for 13 years on drugs charges

By Thu Thu Aung

 

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FILE PHOTO: Australian journalist Ross Dunkley talks to reporters after his court hearing at Kamaryut township in Yangon June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo

 

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court on Wednesday jailed an Australian publisher for 13 years on drugs charges, a year after police uncovered a stash of methamphetamines and opium at his home, his lawyer said.

 

Ross Dunkley, 62, was arrested along with business partner John Mackenzie and several Myanmar women in a June 2018 bust in the commercial capital of Yangon.

 

Police said they found crystal methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.

 

Lawyer Khun Ring Pan said Dunkley and Mackenzie were sentenced to 13 years on the charges, with five Myanmarnationals jailed for 11 years each.

"We will discuss with the client and decide what to do next," he said.

 

Dunkley, co-founder of the English-language Myanmar Times newspaper, which he ran more than a decade, also published the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia.

 

In 2011 he spent time in prison in Myanmar for assaulting a woman and visa offences, but was released on time served.

 

Myanmar is one of the world's largest producers of illicit drugs, such as opium, heroin and methamphetamines, which are often smuggled into China.

(Reporting by Thu Thu Aung; editing by Darren Schuettler)

 

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So the man is no angle, you'd think he would know better, and Burma's prison are no picnic, let the man receive and do what he deserves for dealing with drugs...

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8 minutes ago, ezzra said:

So the man is no angle, you'd think he would know better, and Burma's prison are no picnic, let the man receive and do what he deserves for dealing with drugs...

45 or 90 lol

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He does not look like your average junkie,takes allsorts ,I suppose.

regards worgeordie

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11 minutes ago, Pumpuynarak said:

45 or 90 lol

45 - bending over. He'll no doubt be happy to do that in the hospital intensive care ward where he's going to be spending his time (unless his money runs out).

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25 minutes ago, Pumpuynarak said:

45 or 90 lol

45. if he was 90 he would be a right angle and only wrong angles go to prison.😜

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6 hours ago, ezzra said:

So the man is no angle, you'd think he would know better, and Burma's prison are no picnic, let the man receive and do what he deserves for dealing with drugs...

 

Foreigners support foreigners...

Wish the same to anyone of your family.

 

 

 

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Quote:-

"Myanmar is one of the world's largest producers of illicit drugs, such as opium, heroin and methamphetamines, which are often smuggled into China."

And Thailand and Laos!!

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On 8/9/2019 at 2:11 PM, Chang_paarp said:

He started to get all sorts of grief when the authorities decided they did not like him and some of his questions. I suspect that is when they decided he had a drug problem.

Bullshit. Dunkley has been into meth and heroin for years and years and years. It just finally caught up with him.

 

And he's not doing it that hard. $100 a month for a bed in the hospital wing. Pity the poor Burmese girls who got 11 years for hanging around a dipshit.

 

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