** Ex-Police Chief in China Scandal to Receive Verdict Monday**
China will announce a judgement on Monday in the case against an ex-police chief who set off a political scandal that riled the Communist Party and brought down top politician Bo Xilai.
Court officials in the central city of Chengdu on Friday announced the verdict date for Wang Lijun, who was tried earlier this week on charges of defection, abuse of power, bribe-taking, and bending the law for selfish ends.
Wang fled to the U.S. consulate in Chengdu in February, where he told American diplomats that Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, had murdered a British businessman over a business dispute. Gu was later convicted of the murder, while Bo was stripped of his party posts.
The official Xinhua news agency says Wang did not object to the charges during the tightly-orchestrated two-day trial, which was closed to foreign media. Observers say Wang is likely to be found guilty on all charges.
** Aung San Suu Kyi Seeks Support From Burmese Diaspora**
Burma's democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called on the Burmese community in the United States to support the democratic movement in their native land.
The Nobel Laureate on Thursday addressed her compatriots, including a group of Buddhist monks, at American University in Washington. She said:" In this day and age there are very, very few happy endings and very few success stories. So much seems to be happening that is disappointing, that is disillusioning all around the world. I want Burma to be the exception."
Earlier Thursday, Aung San Suu Kyi urged human-rights activists to continue their efforts aimed at ending the plight of political prisoners. She told members of the Amnesty International rights group and other supporters in Washington that hatred and fear often prompt officials to detain individuals with different viewpoints.
Burma's opposition leader spent 14 years in detention under Burma's former military rulers, and is on a 17-day U.S. visit that marks her first trip to America since being freed from house arrest in 2010.
Wednesday, she received the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony attended by the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and leading lawmakers in Washington. Afterwards she met privately with President Barack Obama at the White House.