{FD} Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decade-long prison terms for reporting on an alleged military-run chemical weapons factory a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi then an opposition lawmaker condemned the harsh punishments as “very excessive.”

{FD} AP Explains: A look at the insurgency behind Myanmar attacks

Armed with machetes and rifles, a ragtag band of insurgents comprised of members of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority launched unprecedented attacks last week, triggering fighting with security forces that has left more than 100 people dead and forced at least 18,000 to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.