Myanmar junta imposes tough new measures on resistance strongholds

MYANMAR’S junta has introduced tough new measures in resistance strongholds under which people accused of treason and “spreading false news” will be tried by a military court, state media said today.

In the 37 townships affected by the measures, no appeals will be allowed for convictions handed down by military tribunals, with the exception of the death penalty, which must be approved by junta chief Min Aung Hlaing, according to the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper.