Myanmar

Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against deposed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi

The cases are the latest of a series brought against elected leader Suu Kyi, who was overthrown by the army on Feb. 1 in a coup that has plunged the Southeast Asian country into chaos.

Jun 10, 2021, 12:13 PM IST

European Union issues warning statement to Myanmar military against dissolution of Suu Kyi's party

The European Union has issued a statement warning the Myanmar military against the dissolution of Suu Kyi's  National League for Democracy party stating that the EU will continue to denounce all attempts to overturn the will of the Myanmar people and to alter the outcome of the last general elections.

May 24, 2021, 10:54 AM IST

Freed Japan reporter calls on Tokyo to take 'concrete action' against Myanmar junta

"I was freed thanks to the backing of the Japanese government but it`s not like that has resolved the problem," Kitazumi told a news conference in Tokyo, referring to Myanmar`s turmoil.

May 21, 2021, 16:47 PM IST

Election commission to dissolve Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy Party

In the matter of alleged fraud in the November election, Myanmar`s junta-appointed election commission will dissolve Aung San Suu Kyi`s National League for Democracy Party.

May 21, 2021, 13:30 PM IST

UN vote on call to suspend arms supply to Myanmar postponed

The UN General Assembly was due on May 18 to vote on a draft resolution calling "for an immediate suspension of the direct and indirect supply, sale or transfer of all weapons and munitions", but it has been delayed in a bid to win more support.

May 18, 2021, 10:32 AM IST

At Miss Universe pageant, Myanmar's contestant pleads 'our people are dying'

At the Miss Universe 2020 event, Myanmar's contestant Thuzar Wint Lwin used the stage to urge the world to speak out against the military junta in her country.

May 17, 2021, 10:33 AM IST

Myanmar military shows 'no sign' to end brutal crackdown, says UN

Despite all the international efforts to end violence and human rights violation against the people of Myanmar, the military authorities of Myanmar are not stoping the brutal crackdown on opponents in order to hold upon the power.

May 12, 2021, 11:48 AM IST

Myanmar military junta bans satellite TV, restricts Internet

The military junta claimed that "illegal organisations and news agencies" were broadcasting programs via satellite that threaten state security.

May 06, 2021, 16:05 PM IST

Military government blocks social media, internet to oppress protests in Myanmar

Myanmar's military government has arrested journalists, banned independent media and shut the internet in order to control the protesters and suppress the opposition movement.

May 03, 2021, 09:26 AM IST

Former US President Barack Obama calls Myanmar violence 'heartbreaking', says there should be costs to generals

Former U.S. President Barack Obama, who while in office promoted democratic change in Myanmar, wrote on Twitter that he was "appalled by heartbreaking violence" in Myanmar.

Apr 27, 2021, 10:04 AM IST

ASEAN urges Myanmar's military chief to cease violence

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations reached a consensus on five points to handle Myanmar's situation. The ASEAN countries are urging Myanmar's military chief to put an end to the violence.

Apr 26, 2021, 18:10 PM IST

Myanmar coup: Activists slam ASEAN-junta consensus, will continue protests

Myanmar`s pro-democracy activists heavily criticized the agreement between the junta chief and  Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and said they will continue to protest.
 

Apr 25, 2021, 16:56 PM IST

3.4 million people to suffer hunger in Myanmar in coming six months: World food Programme

World Food Programme in Myanmar estimated that approximately 3.4 million people will suffer from hunger, specifically in urban areas of Myanmar. 

Apr 23, 2021, 09:35 AM IST

Myanmar coup: Security forces kill 82 in single day in city

At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organisation that keeps track of casualties since the military's February seizure of power.

Apr 11, 2021, 00:21 AM IST

Myanmar coup: Armed clashes break out between troops and anti-junta protesters, US expands sanctions

At least 11 protesters were killed and about 20 wounded, the Myanmar Now and Irrawaddy news outlets said. There was no word of any casualties among the soldiers.

Apr 09, 2021, 15:31 PM IST

Myanmar protesters launch “Easter Egg Strike” as symbol of opposition

In the latest a series of impromptu shows of defiance, messages including "Spring Revolution", "We must win" and "Get out MAH" - referring to junta leader Min Aung Hlaing - were seen on eggs in photographs on social media.

Apr 05, 2021, 12:17 PM IST

Myanmar death toll reaches 557 as security forces kill four more people

According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), the main strike occurred in Monywa township where three civilians including a man serving in the People’s Defense Team were killed. 

Apr 05, 2021, 10:17 AM IST

Myanmar activists urge 'guerrilla strikes' as internet blackout widens

Anti-coup groups shared radio frequencies, offline internet resources and providers of text message news alerts to try to circumvent new curbs on the internet, which now limit Web access to fixed-line services only.

Apr 02, 2021, 10:59 AM IST

Myanmar faces possibility of civil war, warns UN envoy

The Myanmar coup reversed years of slow progress toward democracy in Myanmar, which for five decades had languished under strict military rule that led to international isolation and sanctions.

Apr 01, 2021, 06:51 AM IST

Myanmar coup: Activists launch 'garbage strike' as death toll tops 500

"This garbage strike is a strike to oppose the junta," read a poster on social media. "Everyone can join." Pictures posted on social media showed piles of rubbish building up in Yangon.

Mar 31, 2021, 10:52 AM IST