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Myanmar protesters raise voices to ‘shake the world’; more mystery blasts

Reuters
Demonstrators carry flags as they march to protest against the military coup, in Dawei, Myanmar April 27, 2021. Courtesy of Dawei Watch/via REUTERS Protesters in Myanmar turned out in their thousands on Sunday, marching to oppose military rule more than three months after a coup that brought a halt to......

Fighting erupts in Myanmar; junta to ‘consider’ ASEAN plan

Reuters
Fighting erupted in eastern Myanmar near the Thai border early on Tuesday as ethnic minority Karen insurgents attacked an army outpost in some of the most intense clashes since a Feb. 1 coup plunged Myanmar into crisis. The clash came as the junta, in an apparent setback for an attempt......

Myanmar junta leader arrives in Jakarta for ASEAN crisis summit

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 Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s junta chief, arrived in Jakarta on Saturday for a......

Chevron Lobbies to Head Off New Sanctions on Myanmar

New York Times
Last month, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, without naming names, pressured private corporations to rethink providing support for Myanmar’s military after the coup. “Some countries and some companies in various parts of the world have significant investments in enterprises that support the Burmese military,” Mr. Blinken said in releasing......

Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar

Reuters
Myanmar authorities have detained a Japanese journalist, Yuki Kitazumi, after picking him up from his home in Yangon, news reports said on Monday. BBC Burmese quoted a witness as saying the reporter was taken into custody by troops on Sunday night. He was asked to raise both hands and was......

Myanmar releases prisoners for New Year, though likely not dissidents

Reuters
Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends Invest Myanmar in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, January 28, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang Myanmar’s junta released 23,184 prisoners from jails across the country on Saturday under a New Year amnesty, a Prisons Department spokesman said, though few if any democracy activists arrested since a Feb.......

Opponents of Myanmar coup form unity government, aim for ‘federal democracy’

Reuters
Women carry pots with flowers as they take part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Opponents of Myanmar’s junta announced a National Unity Government on Friday including ousted members of parliament and leaders of anti-coup protests and ethnic minorities, saying their aim......

Opponents of Myanmar military rule hold ‘silent strike’

Reuters
Women carry pots with flowers as they take part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Opponents of military rule in Myanmar called for a “silent strike” on Friday, urging people to say at home to mourn the more than 700 people killed......

Myanmar activists vow week of protests during new year holidays

Reuters
(Reuters) – Myanmar pro-democracy activists pledged on Tuesday to hold a series of protests this week to maintain pressure on military rulers during the country’s most important holiday of the year. The five-day New Year holidays, known as Thingyan, are usually celebrated with prayers, ritual cleaning of Buddha images in......

Myanmar Coup Puts the Seal on Autocracy’s Rise in Southeast Asia

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Late last month, foreign officials in army regalia toasted their hosts in Naypyidaw, the bunkered capital built by Myanmar’s military. Ice clinked in frosted glasses. A lavish spread had been laid out for the foreign dignitaries in honor......

Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain was locked out of his own embassy on Wednesday, apparently in retaliation for having criticized Myanmar’s military, which seized power in February and has since launched a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.......

Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain, Kyaw Zwar Minn, was locked out of his own embassy on Wednesday, apparently in retaliation for criticizing the country’s military, which seized power in February and has since launched a bloody crackdown......

Myanmar protesters defy military as internet curbs test resolve

Reuters
(Reuters) – Demonstrators in Myanmar held protests demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi government on Monday and called for more coordinated nationwide dissent, defying the military’s moves to suppress attempts to rally opposition to its two-month rule. FILE PHOTO: Villagers attend a protest against the military coup, in......

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