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Myanmar: Military Unlikely To Be Cowed Down By Threats Of Sanctions

The US and its European allies have condemned the coup by the military and have warned of imposing sanctions

09 February 2021

Myanmar Junta Imposes Curfew, Meeting Bans As Protests Swell

The decrees covering Yangon and Mandalay were issued on a township-by-township basis, and those which have become public so far have the same restrictions.


Protests Against Coup Expand; Myanmar Junta Blocks Internet Access

Numerous internet users in Myanmar noted a slow disappearance of services, especially from mobile service providers, that accelerated sharply late Saturday morning.


Explained: Who Is Leading The Myanmar Protests And How Are They Being Organised?

Activists, professional work groups, unions and individuals across Myanmar have taken to the streets to protest the military coup

09 February 2021

Protestors In Myanmar Borrow Three-Finger Salutes From 'Hunger Games'

A group of Yangon medics resort to the three-finger salutes in Myanmar to protest against the military coup which overthrew the Aung San Suu Kyi government.


Myanmar Blocks Access To Facebook As Resistance To Coup Grows In Country

Facebook is especially popular in Myanmar and is how most people access the internet.

04 February 2021

Myanmar Demonstrators March Again On Streets, Defying Bans On Protests

Police were arresting protesters and using water cannons to try to disperse the crowd in Mandalay

09 February 2021

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Myanmar: Clashing Pots And Pans, Boycotts And More To Protest Coup

The army seized power in Myanmar and detained political leaders, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as President Win Myint on Monday after staging a coup

03 February 2021

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03 February 2021
Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Booked For Importing Walkie-Talkies, Detention Extended Till February 15

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Booked For Importing Walkie-Talkies, Detention Extended Till February 15

Aung San Suu Kyi was detained Monday along with other senior politicians when the military staged a coup the day the newly elected Parliament was supposed to...


03 February 2021
Myanmar, Burma And Why The Different Names Matter

Myanmar, Burma And Why The Different Names Matter

For generations, the country was called Burma, after the dominant Burman ethnic group. But in 1989, one year after the ruling junta brutally suppressed a...


03 February 2021
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Detained Again — Without Her Old Support

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Detained Again — Without Her Old Support

With flights grounded and communications largely cut, Myanmar plunged back into isolation and darkness, ending 10 years of new freedoms and quasi-civilian rule...


02 February 2021
Myanmar Crisis: Yangon Embassy Warns Indians To Avoid Travel Over Possible Unrest

Myanmar Crisis: Yangon Embassy Warns Indians To Avoid Travel Over Possible Unrest

Myanmar has appointed Myint Swe, the army-appointed vice president, as the new leader of the country after the military arrested civilian leader Aung San Suu...


02 February 2021
President Joe Biden Threatens Sanctions On Myanmar After Coup

President Joe Biden Threatens Sanctions On Myanmar After Coup

The United States will stand up for democracy wherever it is under attack, Biden asserted.


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01 February 2021
Military Takes Centre Stage In Myanmar After Coup

Military Takes Centre Stage In Myanmar After Coup

The army has seized power and detained political leaders, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as President Win Myint.


01 February 2021
Explained: Why Is The Military Taking Control In Myanmar?

Explained: Why Is The Military Taking Control In Myanmar?

Here are some possible reasons why the military has taken over now


01 February 2021
Suu Kyi's Party Urges Myanmar's People To Oppose Coup

Suu Kyi's Party Urges Myanmar's People To Oppose Coup

Myanmar military television said that the military was taking control of the country for one year, while reports said many of the country's senior politicians...


01 February 2021
Serious Blow To Democratic Reforms: UN On Myanmar Military Coup

Serious Blow To Democratic Reforms: UN On Myanmar Military Coup

The US and Australia also expressed concern over the development in Myanmar and urged Myanmar's military to respect the rule of law.


01 February 2021
Myanmar Military Takes Control Of Country, Aung San Suu Kyi Detained

Myanmar Military Takes Control Of Country, Aung San Suu Kyi Detained

The 75-year-old Suu Kyi is by far the country's most dominant politician, and became the country's leader after leading a decades-long nonviolent struggle...


13 November 2020
Official Myanmar Vote Count Affirms Aung San Suu Kyi 's Party Control

Official Myanmar Vote Count Affirms Aung San Suu Kyi 's Party Control

The NLD won 346 seats in the combined lower and upper houses of the legislature, far above the 322 needed to secure a majority


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05 October 2020
Foreign Secretary, Army Chief Of India Visit Myanmar

Foreign Secretary, Army Chief Of India Visit Myanmar

The joint visit is seen as an attempt to reboot the relationship with the eastern neighbour


28 December 2019
'Violates International Human Rights Law': UN On Myanmar's Treatment Of Rohingya

'Violates International Human Rights Law': UN On Myanmar's Treatment Of Rohingya

The UNGA resolution calls on Myanmar to take urgent measures to combat incitement of hatred against the Rohingya and other minorities.


10 December 2019
Aung San Suu Kyi Arrives At ICJ To Defend Myanmar Against Genocide Charges

Aung San Suu Kyi Arrives At ICJ To Defend Myanmar Against Genocide Charges

The Gambia asked the UN's top court Tuesday to order Myanmar to 'stop this genocide' of the Rohingya Muslim minority


03 September 2019
Aung San Suu Kyi Is 'Terribly Misguided And Misinformed' On Rohingya Crisis: UN Rights Investigator

Aung San Suu Kyi Is 'Terribly Misguided And Misinformed' On Rohingya Crisis: UN Rights Investigator

Yanghee Lee, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights to Myanmar, said Suu Kyi was 'terribly misguided and misinformed' about the abuses against...


03 April 2019
With Elections A Year Away, Will Myanmar Army Allow Suu Kyi To Reform Constitution?

With Elections A Year Away, Will Myanmar Army Allow Suu Kyi To Reform Constitution?

The ruling NLD has moved a proposal in Myanmar parliament to form a committee to look into changes in the Constitution which it feels is "not in line with the...


13 November 2018
Amnesty International Strips Aung San Suu Kyi Of 'Ambassador Of Conscience' Title

Amnesty International Strips Aung San Suu Kyi Of 'Ambassador Of Conscience' Title

The London-based global human rights organisation said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience Award it gave Suu Kyi in 2009 while she was still under...


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