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Drone filmmakers to appear in court again


Malaysian journalist Mok Choy (R), and Singapore journalist Lau Hon Meng (L), leave Zabu Thiri court during their first trial in Naypyitaw, Myanmar 10, November 2017. Photo: Thet Aung/EPA-EFE

Malaysian journalist Mok Choy (R), and Singapore journalist Lau Hon Meng (L), leave Zabu Thiri court during their first trial in Naypyitaw, Myanmar 10, November 2017. Photo: Thet Aung/EPA-EFE

Documentary makers working for Turkey's state television channel will make their second appearance in a Myanmar court on today, 16 November, the Anadolu Agency.

Two journalists for TRT World were arrested for possessing an aerial drone on Oct. 27 and jailed on Nov. 10.

The team, which includes Malaysian Mok Choy Lin, Singaporean Lau Hon Meng, local freelance translator Aung Naing Soe and driver Hla Tin, were arrested by Myanmar officials due to "defiance of imports and exports, and aviation act".

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