THURSDAY, Feb 4
Myanmar police have filed charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for “the incredibly petty charge” of illegally importing communications equipment (walkie talkies).
She will be detained until February 15 for investigations, according to a police document.
The move follows a military coup on Monday and the detention of Nobel Peace laureate Ms Suu Kyi and other civilian politicians.
The takeover has cut short Myanmar’s long transition to democracy and drawn condemnation from the United States and other Western countries.
A police request to a court detailing the accusations against Ms Suu Kyi, 75, said six walkie-talkie radios had been found during a search of her home in the capital Naypyidaw.
The radios were imported illegally and used without permission, it said.
The document requested Ms Suu Kyi’s detention “in order to question witnesses, request evidence and seek legal counsel after questioning the defendant”.
A separate document showed police filed charges against ousted President Win Myint for violating protocols to stop the spread of coronavirus during campaigning for an election last November.
Ms Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party won the election in a landslide but the military alleges the poll was marred by fraud.
David Mathieson, an independent analyst who has studied Myanmar for 26 years, told the ABC the new charges against Ms Suu Kyi were “incredibly petty”.
“It’s really about punishing her for larger alleged misdeeds,” he said.
“I mean, trying to get someone on having an unregistered walkie talkie is a mere technicality.
“This is much, much bigger and it’s really predicated in justifying her detention, and it’s transparently squalid and dishonest of the new military junta to do that.”
The chair of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Parliamentarians for Human Rights, Charles Santiago, said the charges were ludicrous.
“This is an absurd move by the junta to try to legitimise their illegal power grab,” he said in a statement.
The electoral commission had said the vote was fair.
Netflix’s Emily in Paris has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best comedy TV series, with lead actress Lily Collins also nominated for best actress.
The show is up against some strong contenders which are The Great, The Flight Attendant, Schitt’s Creek, and Ted Lasso.
Last year, Fleabag won the category.
Collins said she was “ecstatic” and “grateful” for the two nominations.
But on the same platform, people were quick to call out the show’s nomination saying other shows like I May Destroy You, Insecure, and Lupin, were unfairly snubbed.
In fact, Emily in Paris has been trending alongside #GoldenGlobes on Twitter.
Netflix’s Ratched wasn’t getting too much love online either.
Despite poor reviews, the show scored a trio of Golden Globe nominations for Best Drama Series, Best Actress for Sarah Paulson, and Best Supporting Actress for Cynthia Nixon.
Ratched will battle against The Crown, Lovecraft Country, Ozark and The Mandalorian for Best Drama Series.
Last year, Succession won this category.
Some users debated that Sophie Okonedo should have been nontimed for her portrayal of Charlotte Wells in Ratched.
With the awards set to go ahead on February 28 (US time, or the morning of March 1 in Australia), here is the full list of nominees, with Australian nominees highlighted with an asterisk*.
Best motion picture — drama
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Frances McDormand is up for the best performance by an actress in a drama motion picture award.(Supplied: 20th Century Studios)
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — drama
Carey Mulligan — Promising Young Woman
Frances McDormand — Nomadland
Vanessa Kirby — Pieces of a Woman
Viola Davis — Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day — The United States vs Billie Holiday
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — drama
Riz Ahmed — Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman — Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins — The Father
Gary Oldman — Mank
Tahar Rahim — The Mauritanian
Nominee Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, died of cancer last year.(Supplied: Netflix/David Lee)
Best motion picture — musical or comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — musical or comedy
Maria Bakalova — Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate Hudson — Music
Michelle Pfeiffer — French Exit
Rosamund Pike — I Care a Lot
Anya Taylor-Joy — Emma
Maria Bakalova (left), who received a best performance by an actress in a motion picture — musical or comedy nomination, with co-star Sacha Baron Cohen during a scene in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.(Supplied: IMDb)
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — musical or comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen — Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
James Corden — The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda — Hamilton
Dev Patel — Personal History of David Copperfield
Andy Samberg — Palm Springs
Best motion picture — animated
The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon
Best motion picture — foreign language
The Life Ahead
Two of Us
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture
Jodie Foster — The Mauritanian
Olivia Colman — The Father
Glenn Close — Hillbilly Elegy
Amanda Seyfried — Mank
Helena Zengel — News of the World
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture
Sacha Baron Cohen — The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya — Judas and the Black Messiah
Jared Leto — The Little Things
Bill Murray — On the Rocks
Leslie Odom, Jr — One Night in Miami
Best director — motion picture
David Fincher — Mank
Regina King — One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin — The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloe Zhao — Nomadland
Emerald Fennell — Promising Young Woman
Best screenplay — motion picture
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best original score — motion picture
The Midnight Sky
News of the World
Best original song — motion picture
Fight for You — Judas & the Black Messiah
Io Si — The Life Ahead
Speak Now — One Night in Miami
Hear My Voice — The Trial of the Chicago 7
Tigress & Tweed — The US v Billie Holiday
Best television series — drama
Best performance by an actress in a television series — drama
Emma Corrin — The Crown
Olivia Colman — The Crown
Jodie Comer — Killing Eve
Laura Linney — Ozark
Sarah Paulson — Ratched
Best performance by an actor in a television series — drama
Jason Bateman — Ozark
Josh O’Connor — The Crown
Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul
Al Pacino — Hunters
Matthew Rhys — Perry Mason
Best television series — musical or comedy
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
Best performance by an actress in a television series — musical or comedy
Lily Collins — Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco — The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning — The Great
Catherine O’Hara — Schitt’s Creek
Jane Levy — Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Best performance by an actor in a television series — musical or comedy
Don Cheadle — Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult — The Great
Eugene Levy — Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis — Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef — Ramy
Anya Taylor-Joy in Netflix’s series, The Queen’s Gambit, which is up for best television limited series or motion picture made for television.(Supplied: Netflix/Phil Bray)
Best television limited series or motion picture made for television
The Queen’s Gambit
Best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television
Cate Blanchett — Mrs America*
Daisy Edgar-Jones — Normal People
Shira Haas — Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman — The Undoing*
Anya Taylor-Joy — The Queen’s Gambit
Nicole Kidman and fellow Australian Cate Blanchett are both up for an award in the same category.(Supplied: IMDb)
Best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television
Bryan Cranston — Your Honor
Jeff Daniels — The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant — The Undoing
Ethan Hawke — The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo — I Know This Much Is True
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Cynthia Nixon — Ratched
Gillian Anderson — The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter — The Crown
Julia Garner — Ozark
Annie Murphy — Schitt’s Creek
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for TV
John Boyega — Small Axe
Brendan Gleeson — The Comey Rule
Dan Levy — Schitt’s Creek
Jim Parsons — Hollywood
Donald Sutherland — The Undoing
Two women have been charged after a woman’s hand was spotted waving through a hole made in a car’s broken tail light as it drove in the NSW Southern Highlands.
Police will allege Kayley Lee Katley, 18, was at the wheel of the Holden Commodore with Latia Henderson, 24, in the passenger seat, driving on the Hume Highway at Pheasants Nest.
Unsuspecting fellow drivers may not have known there was a third woman in the car — stashed in the boot and suffering stab wounds.
Ms Katley and Ms Henderson were arrested and charged on Wednesday night with several violent offences and drug possession.
Police are now investigating whether it was an alleged drug deal gone wrong.
Detective Chief Inspector Brendan Bernie said the three women met at a home on Robert Way in Claymore on Tuesday night.
Early yesterday morning, the victim was allegedly stabbed and forced into the boot of the Commodore.
“We will be alleging she was in the car for several hours before she was sighted,” Detective Chief Inspector Bernie said.
A truck driver driving behind the car noticed a hand waving out of a punctured tail light and alerted NSW Police.
Twenty minutes later, highway patrol caught up with the pair at Berrima and the 24-year-old woman was extracted from the boot of the car.
The woman had sustained multiple stab wounds to her knee, thigh and forearm and was taken to Liverpool Hospital in Western Sydney.
Detective Chief Inspector Bernie said the woman was discovered “with a fair amount of blood on her”.
Sources close to the investigation say the alleged victim was stabbed five times.
She remains in hospital and will undergo surgery today for her stab wounds which were “deep”, Detective Chief Inspector Bernie said.
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