Posts Tagged ‘Myanmar’

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 […]

Myanmar Forces Suppress Protests, Kill More Than 100 People

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As Myanmar’s military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade Saturday in the country’s capital, soldiers and police elsewhere reportedly killed dozens of people as they suppressed protests in the deadliest bloodletting since last month’s coup. The online news site Myanmar Now reported late Saturday that the death […]

Hundreds of detained anti-coup protesters released in Myanmar – media

More than 600 detainees have abruptly been released from prison in Myanmar, media have reported, citing lawyers and eyewitnesses. Almost all of those released had been detained during the crackdown on the anti-coup protests. The detainees were released from Insein prison of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, on Wednesday. Some 16 buses carrying the freed protesters […]

Myanmar junta frees hundreds held for anti-coup protests

Hundreds of people imprisoned for protesting last month’s coup were released Wednesday in the first apparent gesture by the military to try to placate the protest movement. AP news agency cited witnesses outside Insein Prison in Yangon as saying they saw busloads of mostly young people, looking happy with some flashing the three-finger gesture of […]

EU foreign ministers to discuss sanctions on China and Myanmar

EU foreign ministers were on Monday set to meet in Brussels to consider sanctions against several nations, the southern neighbourhood, and relations with Turkey. At the gathering of the Foreign Affairs Council, hosted by EU High Representative Josep Borrell, measures against five countries will be top of the agenda, including Myanmar and China over human […]

In Myanmar’s hinterland, army uproots ethnic Karen villagers

In the jungles of southeast Myanmar, the army was shooting and otherwise oppressing civilians long before last month’s military coup. This largely unseen repression continues even now. In the country’s remote southeast, an army offensive has driven as many as 8,000 ethnic Karen people to flee their homes in what aid groups say is the […]

Myanmar Military Seizes Bank Accounts of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations for Funding Unrest

The Myanmar military regime has seized the bank accounts of billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) for fomenting unrest in the country by funding massive protests. An arrest warrant had been issued for 11 OSF members on suspicion of funding protests against the military junta. The Myanmar military is also planning to take legal […]

Convicted Felon Soros Bank Accounts Seized by Myanmar Military

OSF Soros’s Open Society Foundation) is also accused of illegally withdrawing $1.4 million from its account at SMED a week after the military junta takeover in Myanmar at the beginning of February. The Military has also seized OSF banks accounts in the private banks of Myanmar, collectively amounting to the tune of $3.81 million. According […]

At Least 4 People Shot Dead In Myanmar Anti-Coup Protests

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — At least four people were shot dead during protests in Myanmar on Sunday, as security forces continued their violent crackdown against dissent following last month’s military coup. Two of the victims were killed in Yangon, the country’s largest city. One of them was shot in the head and another was shot […]

Myanmar: Civilian leader in hiding vows ‘revolution’ against junta

The civilian leader of Myanmar’s government in hiding vowed to continue supporting a “revolution” to oust the military that seized power in last month’s coup, as security forces again met protesters with lethal forces, killing at least seven. Mahn Win Khaing Than, who was named the acting vice president by Myanmar’s ousted lawmakers and is […]

Leader of Myanmar shadow civilian gov’t vows resistance to junta rule

The acting leader of Myanmar‘s parallel civilian government, appointed by ousted lawmakers in the wake of a Feb. 1 military coup, addressed the public for the first time on Saturday from hiding and vowed to pursue a “revolution” to overturn the junta.Mahn Win Khaing Than, who is on the run along with most senior officials […]

Five protesters killed in Myanmar, US and allies vow to restore democracy

At least five protesters were killed by security forces in Myanmar, witnesses and media reported, as activists marked the death anniversary on Saturday of a student whose killing in 1988 sparked an uprising against the military government. Two people were killed and several injured when police opened fire on a sit-in protest in Mandalay, Myanmar’s […]

Military will stay in power for ‘certain time’ then hold elections, says Myanmar junta while accusing ousted Suu Kyi of corruption

Myanmar’s military council has said it will hold elections and hand over control when an unspecified period of time has elapsed – but it also made fresh claims that former leader Aung San Suu Kyi had been involved in corruption. Speaking on Thursday, Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, spokesman for Myanmar’s ruling military council, said […]

6 anti-coup protesters killed after security forces open fire in Myanmar town as military continues violent crackdown – witnesses

Six people have been killed and eight injured after Myanmar’s military opened fire on a crowd of anti-coup demonstrators in the town of Myaing, as it keeps up its violent crackdown on protesters, according to local media reports. Footage on social media showed protesters fleeing down a street in Myaing after the military shot “real […]

Israeli Lobbyist will get $2m. to ‘explain’ Myanmar coup for junta

An Israeli-Canadian lobbyist hired by Myanmar’s junta will be paid $2 million to “assist in explaining the real situation” of the army’s coup to the United States and other countries, documents filed with the US Justice Department show. More than 60 protesters have been killed and 1,900 people have been arrested since Feb. 1, when […]

Myanmar protesters able to leave Yangon district after being trapped

Hundreds of young Myanmar protesters who had been trapped by security forces in a district of Yangon overnight have been able to get out, activists said on Tuesday, after calls from western powers and the United Nations for them to be allowed to leave. Thousands of people defied a night time curfew to take to […]

Myanmar Violence Spreads to Ancient Temples of Bagan

Police in Myanmar have opened fire on protesters in Bagan, the former ancient capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, bringing even more destruction to one of the world’s oldest religious centers. Colonial historians of Burma (Mayanmar) traditionally claimed the earliest civilizations were founded under Indian influence around 500 AD. However, a  NEWINT article says recent research indicates “that civilization in Burma […]

Myanmar coup: ‘Stop murdering protesters,’ says UN as death toll hits 54

The United Nations’ Human Rights chief called on Myanmar’s military to “stop murdering and jailing protesters” on Thursday, saying at least 54 people have been killed over the previous month. Michelle Bachelet demanded in a statement that Myanmar security forces “halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protesters.” “Myanmar’s military must stop murdering and jailing protesters. […]

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