Myanmar Reuters journalists lose appeal against seven-year sentence

YANGON (AFP) – A Myanmar judge dismissed an appeal yesterday by two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya, dashing slim hopes that the pair could be freed early. Reporters Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were arrested in Yangon in December 2017 and later jailed for violating the state secrets act, a charge Reuters said was trumped up to muzzle their reporting. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin