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Myanmar: Foreign officials kept out of court as citizens prepare to appear

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Australian embassy officials in Myanmar have been kept out the courtroom where an Aussie economist Sean Turnell has appeared on charges of violating the country’s official secrets act

The latest developments out of the military controlled nation has raised more doubt about whether Mr Turnell will receive a fair trial.

The 57 year old professor, was working as an adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi before her government was overthrown by the military in a coup in February.

He was arrested five days after the military seized power and was later accused of trying to flee Myanmar with “secret state financial information”.

Hearings have no been scheduled weekly after the Australian appeared in a court in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw last Thursday.

Most concerning is the fact that Australian officials have been kept out of court

The development that has concerned Australian officials and Professor Turnell’s supporters, no consular officials have been allowed to observe proceedings.

“The Australian embassy was not granted access to Professor Turnell’s court hearing on September 23,”

a spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia

“We have registered our serious concerns with the Myanmar ambassador in Canberra, and senior representatives in Naypyidaw.”

“The Australian government has made clear to Myanmar authorities our expectation that we receive timely advice on Professor Turnell’s case, including court hearings. We have requested access to all future hearings.”

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It takes a village: coordinated financial teams prove paramount to maximising wealth

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The pursuit of wealth is often faced by significant challenges including debt, lifestyle costs, and burnout – so what methods can help overcome these challenges?

Maximising financial opportunities involves a suite of tasks, from leveraging favourable loan rates, strategic tax planning, and coordinated financial advising.

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Microsoft recalls ‘Recall AI’ feature over security fears

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Microsoft has announced a postponement in the release of its new Recall AI feature, citing significant security concerns raised during internal testing.

Pope Francis took charge of discussions on the implications of artificial intelligence for global ethics and governance, Reuters reports.

The pope said AI represented an “epochal transformation” for mankind, but stressed the need for close oversight of the ever-developing technology to preserve human life and dignity.

“No machine should ever choose to take the life of a human being,” he said, adding that people should not let superpowerful algorithms decide their destiny.
“We would condemn humanity to a future without hope if we took away people’s ability to make decisions about themselves and their lives, by dooming them to depend on the choices of machines,” he warned.

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