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Myanmar shadow government unveils new strategy to oppose military rule

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Soldiers stand next to military vehicles as people gather to protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo (Reuters) – Myanmar’s National Unity Government, formed by opponents of military rule, unveiled a new strategy on Tuesday aimed at pressuring the junta, including through......

ASEAN envoy to Myanmar in talks with junta over terms of visit, seeks access to Suu Kyi

Reuters
Brunei’s Second Minister of Foreign Affairs Erywan Pehin Yusof addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The Brunei diplomat appointed by a Southeast Asian regional......

Fenster’s family keeps pushing Myanmar to release detained journalist

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Family members of journalist Danny Fenster gathered Tuesday to mark the 100th day the Detroit area native has been imprisoned in Myanmar and continue pushing for his release. “I’m cracking here,” his brother Bryan Fenster said during a Tuesday virtual......

Myanmar arrests two more journalists as post-coup media crackdown continues

Reuters
Soldiers stand next to military vehicles as people gather to protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 15, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo Aug 21 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military government has arrested two more local journalists, the army-owned television reported on Saturday, in the latest in a sweeping crackdown on......

In Rare Move, Japan Grants Asylum to Soccer Player From Myanmar

New York Times
Hisako Ueno and Ben Dooley TOKYO — A professional soccer player from Myanmar who publicly opposed the military junta that staged a coup in his country won asylum in Japan on Friday, a rare development in a country known for its notoriously unwelcoming immigration system. The athlete, Ko Pyae Lyan......

Singapore says ASEAN not as effective as hoped in Myanmar

Reuters
SINGAPORE, Aug 20(Reuters) – The progress by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Myanmar has not been as effective as hoped, Singapore’s foreign minister said in an interview. The United Nations and many countries have urged ASEAN, whose 10 members include Myanmar, to restore stability through diplomacy. “(ASEAN......

Myanmar: The woman who jumped to her death while fleeing police

BBC
But she was kind-hearted, he says, and became upset when the first protester to die, a young woman called Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing, was fatally shot in the capital Nyapyitaw a week after the coup. Her death was widely mourned and triggered further anger against authorities. BBC – For more......

Myanmar youths fleeing security forces jump from building, at least two die -media

Reuters
Aug 11 (Reuters) – Five people jumped from an apartment building in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon, killing at least two of them, in a bid to escape a raid by security forces, media reports said, sparking condemnation among opponents of military rule. The military overthrew the elected government of......

Anti-military protests in Myanmar on anniversary of 1988 uprising

Reuters
Myanmar’s junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1, presides an army parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo/File Photo Aug 8 (Reuters) – Protests against Myanmar’s military government broke out across the nation......

Anti-military protests in Myanmar on anniversary of 1988 uprising

Reuters
(Reuters) – Protests against Myanmar’s military government broke out across the nation on Sunday, the anniversary of the bloody suppression of a 1988 uprising against a previous army junta. FILE PHOTO: Myanmar’s junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who ousted the elected government in a coup on February 1,......

Myanmar: State of emergency extended with coup leader as PM

BBC
But our correspondent says dozens of medical personnel have been arrested and many more are in hiding since the coup, while people seeking treatment say the military is turning them away from hospitals, and restricting access to oxygen, leaving many to die in their homes. BBC – For more and......

Myanmar army ruler pledges elections, ASEAN cooperation

Reuters
BANGKOK, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing on Sunday again promised new multi-party elections and said his government is ready to work with any special envoy named by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). He spoke in a televised address six months after the army......

COVID response runs underground in junta-ruled Myanmar

Reuters
July 18 (Reuters) – For a week, 21-year-old student Phoe Thar has been out by dawn to gather oxygen cylinders from the homes of coronavirus sufferers in Myanmar’s second city of Mandalay. He and fellow volunteers line the tanks up outside charities for filling and returning, trying to save lives......

Desperate Myanmar residents queue for oxygen as COVID-19 cases surge

Reuters
Commuters wearing protective masks ride a bus, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Yangon, Myanmar, December 7, 2020. REUTERS/Shwe Paw Mya Tin There is enough oxygen – army chief Myanmar sees record deaths, cases Suu Kyi worried about outbreak July 12 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military authorities pledged......

Myanmar forces kill 25 in raid on town, residents and media say

Reuters
Soldiers of Karen National Union (KNU) stand guard during the 70th anniversary of Karen National Revolution Day in Kaw Thoo Lei, Kayin state, Myanmar January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo State media says ‘armed terrorists’ ambushed forces Violence surges in parts of Myanmar since coup News service says 10,000 fled......

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