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The Banhan Sheriff, Pol Maj Thein Win, said law enforcement found 797 mulamphitamin tablets and 303g of" ice" in Dunkley's rental residential on San Yan Twin St. Thein Win. However, Maj Thein Win rejected that there was a link between the two cases and said that Dunkley was more of a substance abuser than a substance abuser.
The Myanmar Times is currently in the possession of Pepsi U Thein Tun and is publishing both Myanmar and British papers.
Aussie editor imprisoned in Yangon Drogenstich
Rangoon - Mr Ross Dunkley, the Myanmar Times' cofounder in Australia, was detained during a night-time narcotics roundup at his Rangoon home on Wednesday, Rangoon police said. The declaration states that eight other persons were detained during the 9 p.m. roundup at a building in the Tharthana Yeiktha Ward of the Bahan community.
The detainees were called Ross Stirling Dunkley, 60, who hired the house, and another alien called as John McKenzic, 63, who knows how Frontier is John McKenzie. Prisoners were U Thu Thu, 48, Saw Mat Thu Shala, from the community of Insein; Ma Honey Soe, 23, from Tarmwe Towsnhip; Ma Win Win, 19, from the community of Tarmwe;
Thaketa Municipality Ma Haymin Lwin, a. k.a. Nandar, 29; Ma Thuzar, 21, from South Dagon Municipality Ma Hnin Ei Khaing, a. k.a. Thawdar, 24, from Mingalardon Municipality; and Daw Tin Tin Win, 54, who was said to be a maid. Dunkley and U Sonny Swe, editor of Frontier, formed the Myanmar Times in 2000, then the only private newspaper in the nation with international investments.
Sonny Swe and his ancestor, Brigadier General Thein Swe, a high-ranking member of military intelligence, were detained in 2004 as part of a cleanup of those who were considered to have been loyally detained by then Prime Minister U Khin Nyunt. Sonny Swe was condemned to more than 100 years in jail, while Sonny Swe was condemned to a combined sentence of 14 years.
He was dismissed in 2013, his dad a year later. Following his detention, a majority interest in the Myanmar Times was given to Dr Tin Tun Oo, a key member of the hard line information minister and brigadier general Kyaw Hsan. Dunkley divested its interest in the newspaper in early 2015.
It' not Dunkley's first encounter with the Myanmar Act. During 2011 he was imprisoned and detained forty-seven nights before being bailed out. Later he was convicted of bodily injury and migration to one months imprisonment, but released because of the already lost case. Dunkley Mediaweek announced in an October 2017 statement that he planned to launch "Beyond the Box Communications" in Myanmar, which would consist of an English language newspaper, 24-7 streams in Myanmar, a business print shop, event and ecommerce.