A US citizen named Kyaw Zaw Lwin has been in prison in Myanmarï¿½also known as Burmaï¿½for nearly two months. Recently he went back and was arrested. Reporter Bruce Wallace speaks with his fiancee, Wa Wa Kyaw, to find out the latest in the case.
Included in this week's agenda are President Obama's public health care option, Senator Jim Webb's diplomatic trip to Myanmar, and Afghanistan's presidential election. The Takeaway is joined by The Nation's Chris Hayes and The BBC's Rob Watson.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Brian Joseph of the National Endowment for Democracy, about Senator James Webb's trip to Myanmar. The visit follows the Burmese government's sentencing of opposition Aung San Suu Kyi to another 18 months of detention.
Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to another 18 months of house arrest after an American man swam out to her lakeside home in May. BBC Asia expert Jill McGivering tells The Takeaway about the sentence and the uninvited visitor.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head about the trial of Aung Sung Suu Kyi. The Burmese opposition leader is charged with violating the terms of her house arrest. The prosecution wrapped up its case today.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mark Canning, the British ambassador to Myanmar, also known as Burma. The ambassador was one of the few outside observers allowed to witness the current trial of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head about the new charges brought by the military government of Myanmar against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She faces a new trial just as her current house arrest was about to end. The new charges stem from a bizarre incident last week when an American man swam across a lake to Suu Kyi's house.
Thailand is accused of forcing some Burmese refugees out to sea and abandoning them. The refugees are Rohingya, a Muslim ethinic group in Myuanmar. Anchor Marco Werman learns more from Rohingya activist Abdur Rauf.
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