UN investigator: Crimes against humanity under Myanmar junta

The head of the U.N. body investigating the most serious crimes in Myanmar said that preliminary evidence collected since the military seized power on Feb. 1 shows a widespread and systematic attack on civilians “amounting to crimes against humanity.” Nicholas Koumjian told U.N. reporters Friday that the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, which he heads,Continue reading “UN investigator: Crimes against humanity under Myanmar junta”

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 Claims Fraud in Nearly One-Third of 2020 Election Votes

Myanmar’s military-appointed election commission on Monday doubled down on claims of mass fraud in last year’s general election, saying it found nearly a third of all ballots were tainted. The Union Election Commission presented the findings during a press conference in the capital of Naypyidaw following a months-long investigation into the 2020 poll, which theContinue reading “Myanmar Claims Fraud in Nearly One-Third of 2020 Election Votes”

Myanmar junta-appointed electoral body to dissolve Suu Kyi party -media

Myanmar’s junta-appointed election commission will dissolve Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy Party (NLD) because of what it said was fraud in a November election, news outlet Myanmar Now said on Friday, citing a commissioner. Myanmar Now said the decision was made during a meeting with political parties that was boycotted by manyContinue reading “Myanmar junta-appointed electoral body to dissolve Suu Kyi party -media”

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