Ex-Myanmar president says army tried to force him to cede power

Win Myint’s testimony in court challenges army’s insistence that no coup took place, and that power was transferred lawfully. Win Myint, Myanmar’s civilian president who was removed from office by the military, has testified that the generals tried to force him to relinquish power hours before the February 1 coup, warning him he could beContinue reading “Ex-Myanmar president says army tried to force him to cede power”

Myanmar currency drops 60% in weeks as economy tanks since February coup

Myanmar’s currency has lost more than 60% of its value since the beginning of September, driving up food and fuel prices in an economy that has tanked since a military coup eight months ago. Many gold shops and money exchanges closed on Wednesday due to the turmoil, while the kyat’s dive trended on social mediaContinue reading “Myanmar currency drops 60% in weeks as economy tanks since February coup”

Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting

Most of the population of a Myanmar town near the Indian border have fled after buildings were set ablaze by artillery amid fighting between militia forces opposed to military rule and the army, according to residents and media reports. About 10,000 people normally live in Thantlang in Chin State, but most had left to seekContinue reading “Myanmar town near India border sees exodus as thousands flee fighting”

Fear and uncertainty for Myanmar dissidents in Thailand

Myanmar dissidents who fled army crackdown are living in hiding in Thailand as they try to seek humanitarian protection in third countries. When Myanmar’s military staged a coup on February 1, Kaung Latt’s career as an entertainer came to an abrupt halt. A prominent supporter of the deposed National League for Democracy (NLD) government andContinue reading “Fear and uncertainty for Myanmar dissidents in Thailand”

Myanmar: reports of 15 or more killed after nationwide uprising call

Villagers report school students mong those killed amid fighting with government troops near Gangaw township Fifteen to 20 villagers, including several teenagers, have been killed in some of Myanmar’s deadliest fighting since July between government troops and resistance forces, a villager and reports by independent media said. The fighting near Gangaw township in the north-westernContinue reading “Myanmar: reports of 15 or more killed after nationwide uprising call”

Myanmar shadow government calls for uprising against military

National Unity Government calls on all citizens to ‘revolt against the rule of the military terrorists’ in every corner of the country. Myanmar’s shadow government has called for a “people’s defensive war” against the country’s military, prompting a flare-up in fighting in borderlands, according to media reports, as several powerful ethnic groups expressed support forContinue reading “Myanmar shadow government calls for uprising against military”

Right’s group: 1,001 killed since military took over Myanmar

More than 1,000 people have been killed by security forces in Myanmar since the military seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi about six months ago, a human rights group said Wednesday. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which monitors protest-related arrests and deaths in Myanmar, said it confirmed two moreContinue reading “Right’s group: 1,001 killed since military took over Myanmar”

Myanmar military says had ‘nothing to do’ with UN envoy plot

The US has charged two Myanmar nationals over a plan to pressure or kill Kyaw Moe Tun, who has backed the pro-democracy movement and refused to quit. Myanmar’s military had “nothing to do” with an alleged plot to attack the country’s ambassador to the UN, who has defied the military and backed the pro-democracy movement,Continue reading “Myanmar military says had ‘nothing to do’ with UN envoy plot”

Residents: Myanmar leaders use pandemic as political weapon

With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, allegations are growing from residents and human rights activists that the military government, which seized control in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition. In the last week, the per capita death rate in Myanmar surpassed those of Indonesia and Malaysia to become the worstContinue reading “Residents: Myanmar leaders use pandemic as political weapon”

Protest erupts at Myanmar’s Insein prison amid COVID outbreak

Anti-military government chants heard from inside the notorious colonial-era jail, which is used to hold opponents of the February coup. A protest has erupted at a prison in Myanmar’s commercial capital of Yangon against what activists said was a worsening COVID-19 outbreak at the jail, which is used to hold opponents of February’s military takeover.Continue reading “Protest erupts at Myanmar’s Insein prison amid COVID outbreak”

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