Posts Tagged ‘Myanmar’

Myanmar Court Sentences Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi To 4 More Years In Prison

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said. Suu Kyi was convicted last month on two other charges and given a four-year prison […]

‘We live in fear’: Myanmar’s military uses murder, burnings as weapon of war, witnesses say

When the young farmhand returned to his village in Myanmar, he found the still smoldering corpses in a circle in a burned-out hut, some with their limbs tied. The Myanmar military had stormed Done Taw at 11 a.m. on December 7, he told the AP, with about 50 soldiers hunting people on foot, killing 10 […]

Report: Women, Children Among Dozens Killed By Myanmar Government Troops

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar government troops rounded up villagers, some believed to be women and children, fatally shot more than 30 and set the bodies on fire, a witness and other reports said Saturday. The purported photos of the aftermath of the Christmas Eve massacre in eastern Mo So village, just outside Hpruso township in […]

China Rescues Myanmar From Dangerous Dollar-Dominated Waters

For nearly a year now the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar has been racked by US-sponsored terrorism attempting to reinstall Washington’s client regime of choice headed by Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Compounding the daily violence carried out by the US-sponsored opposition, are growing sanctions leveled by the […]

Myanmar Court Sentences Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi To 4 Years

BANGKOK (AP) — A special court in Myanmar’s capital sentenced the country’s ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to four years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions, a legal official said. The sentencing was the first in a series of cases in which the 76-year-old Nobel laureate […]

American Released from Myanmar Was Part of US Regime-Change Machine

The Western media announced that American citizen Danny Fenster was freed from prison in Myanmar and allowed to leave the Southeast Asian nation in mid November after negotiations between American politician Bill Richardson and Myanmar’s government.  Reuters in its article, “US journalist freed in Myanmar, says he is healthy and happy,” would claim: Fenster was […]

U.S. Journalist Danny Fenster Freed From Myanmar Jail With Ex-Diplomat’s Aid

BANGKOK (AP) — American journalist Danny Fenster, sentenced only days ago to 11 years hard labor in Myanmar, has been freed and is on his way home, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson said Monday. Richardson said in a statement that Fenster had been handed over to him in Myanmar and would return […]

AUKUS and Myanmar Undermine ASEAN Unity

In fact, and as has been repeatedly noted in the NEO, the situation is worsening in South-East Asia, a key region for the global political process today, all ten countries of which form ASEAN. This deterioration comes from the degrading relations between the two global powers, the USA and China. The field of tensions created by […]

Myanmar’s military systematically torture its detainees: AP

An Associated Press investigation revealed that Myanmar’s military uses systematic torture on detainees across the country since it took over the government in February. An estimated 1,200 people have been killed by security forces, including around 131 tortured to death. The military has also abducted thousands, including young men and boys, has used the bodies […]

US Weaponizes UN for Regime Change in Myanmar

When the United Nations through its online news portal claims one of its experts sees the situation in Myanmar “failing” and urging measures to save the country from its current, ongoing conflict, many might take it at face value. The article would claim: According to Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews, since its power grab and overthrow […]

Shadow Government in Myanmar Calls for Popular Revolt Against Military Rulers

Junta Faces Renewed Opposition to Its Oppressive Rule 09/07/2021 Myanmar (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Duwa Lashi La, the acting president of the National Unity Government (NUG), has called for a “people’s defensive war” to push back against the ruling military government. Duwa Lashi La issued the statement as part of a […]

US Regime Change Creeps Forward in Myanmar

Within a much wider, global campaign to impede the rise of China, the United States has paid particular attention to fuelling unrest in Southeast Asia, sabotaging ties between the region and China – the region’s largest and most important trade partner and investor, as well as a key partner in driving infrastructure and the modernization […]

How Myanmar fits into China’s New Silk Roads

August 09, 2021 By Pepe Escobar and cross posted with insideover.com You don’t argue with the Tatmadaw – the Myanmar Armed Forces. It’s always their way, or the highway. Since the mid-20th century, the Chinese have come to understand it quite well. How Beijing approaches the Myanmar maze is conditioned by four variables: natural gas; water; the drug […]

FBI Busts International Plot To Take Out Myanmar’s UN Ambassador In New York

US federal charges were filed after agents were tipped off to the plot. US Attorney Audrey Strauss detailed in the Friday statement: “As alleged, Phyo Hein Htut and Ye Hein Zaw plotted to seriously injure or kill Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations in a planned attack on a foreign official that was to take place on American […]

If US Can’t Have Myanmar, No One Will

A South China Morning Post (SCMP) article citing US corporate and government institution “associates” inadvertently gave away the entire game unfolding in Southeast Asia’s Myanmar.  It is a conflict where US-backed armed opposition groups (previously depicted by the Western media as “peaceful” “pro-democracy” activists) are fighting Myanmar’s central government, police and military for control of […]

Myanmar’s Crisis Follows Predictable ‘Libya Model’ Pattern

All too predictably, the crisis in Myanmar has rapidly spiralled out of control with what we were told were “peaceful” “pro-democracy” protesters transforming into heavily armed militants fighting Myanmar’s central government, its police force and its armed forces with war weapons. Of course, the protests were never peaceful. The Western media only claimed as much […]

Myanmar’s Military Junta Puts Ousted Leader Aung San Suu Kyi On Trial

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was set to go on trial Monday on charges that many observers have criticized as an attempt by the military junta that deposed her to delegitimize her democratic election and cripple her political future. Suu Kyi’s prosecution poses the greatest challenge for the 75-year-old and […]

ASEAN Trying to Resolve the Situation in Myanmar

On April 24 this year, in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, a special meeting of the presidents and heads of government of ASEAN member countries was held to discuss the latest developments in Myanmar, which itself is a member of this Association, uniting 10 countries in the Southeast Asian region. The occasion for these high […]

India will be front-line state in Myanmar civil war

The turmoil in Myanmar had all the hallmarks of a “colour revolution”… The chorus – BBC, Radio Free Asia, western NGOs promoting democracy and human rights… But the operative part hidden from view concentrated on the creation of a “government-in-exile” (a National Unity Government.) The parallels with Syria are striking — “Arab Spring” protests… India […]

Myanmar generals rule out envoy visit until ‘stability’ established

More than three months after Myanmar’s military staged a coup on February 1, the protests to restore civilian rule continue across the country. In the southern city of Dawei, hundreds of engineers, teachers, and university students marched peacefully on Saturday. In other areas, mass peaceful protests are still being broken up by force, while in […]

Myanmar’s ethnic rebels shoot down military helicopter as anti-coup protests continue (VIDEOS)

A major Burmese ethnic rebel group has claimed to have shot down a helicopter belonging to the country’s military. The incident comes amid continuing protests against the recent coup that ousted Myanmar’s civilian government. The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) said the helicopter had been shot down on Monday in Myanmar’s northernmost province of Kachin. The […]

Why Don’t More People Know About the Atrocities in Myanmar?

Myanmar (also known as Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation that borders Bangladesh, Laos, Thailand, China and India. This February, the Burmese military junta staged a coup and nullified election results from November 2020, in which the civilian political party National League for Democracy, won 83% of the seats in parliament. Since then, the military has […]

Myanmar security forces arrest prominent leader of anti-coup campaign

Myanmar security forces on Thursday arrested one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule after ramming him with a car as he led a motorbike protest rally, friends and colleagues said. Opponents of the Feb. 1 coup that ousted an elected government led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi have […]

Reports of ‘80 protesters killed’ in one day as post-coup military crackdown continues in Myanmar

Dozens of people have allegedly been killed after security forces in Myanmar used live fire and grenades against a crowd of anti-coup protesters in the town of Bago, near the capital Yangon, a monitor and media reported Saturday. The reported casualties were a result of clashes that occurred in Bago through Thursday night and Friday, […]

Myanmar military claims protests dwindling, as mass unrest rages nationwide with deaths and injuries mounting

Myanmar’s military, which seized power on February 1, has claimed the anti-coup unrest has lost momentum. The protests, marred by a mounting civilian death toll, have nonetheless continued almost daily for over two months. The protests have dwindled recently, military spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun told a news conference on Friday, providing an explanation […]

Myanmar activists hold shoe protests; another celebrity detained

Myanmar security forces on Thursday arrested Paing Takhon, a model and actor who had spoken out against the coup, his sister told Reuters, as activists placed shoes filled with flowers in parts of Yangon to commemorate dead protesters.Troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, activists and […]

Myanmar protesters carry eggs in Sunday demo

Adept at finding themes to tie together protests nationwide, anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar took to the streets holding painted eggs, in a nod to the Christian festival of Easter. In Yangon, one group marched through the Ahlone area chanting, singing protest songs and displaying eggs bearing slogans and faces. Myanmar is overwhelmingly Buddhist – 87.9% […]

Security forces kill at least two more anti-coup protesters in Myanmar

Security forces in the city of Monywa in central Myanmar opened fire on anti-coup protesters on Saturday, killing at least two people according to local media. One video posted on social media showed a group of protesters carrying away a young man with what appeared to be a serious head wound, as gunfire sounded. His […]

Myanmar death toll mounts amid protests, military crackdown

YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in central Myanmar opened fire on anti-coup protesters on Saturday in violence that a human rights group said has left 550 civilians dead since the Feb. 1 military takeover. Of those, 46 were children, according to Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. Some 2,751 people have been detained or sentenced, […]

Myanmar refugees fleeing military crackdown turned away by neighboring Thailand & India – reports

People trying to get out of Myanmar amid a violent military crackdown on dissent after the February 1 coup are being refused entry to neighboring Thailand and India, activists and media reports claim. Around 2,000 refugees crossed into Thailand over the weekend after villages along the border area were targeted by airstrikes, but were forced […]

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