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 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”

Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs

A young Chinese woman says she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run secret detention facility in Dubai along with at least two Uyghurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a so-called “black site” beyond its borders. The woman, 26-year-old Wu Huan, was on the run to avoid extraditionContinue reading “Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs”

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”

‘Everyone is dying’: Myanmar on the brink of decimation

Myanmar desperately needs an international health intervention but its military regime seems content to let the people die Two days ago, I spent six hours on encrypted apps with contacts inside the country trying to locate one – just one –  oxygen concentrator for the mother of my friend, whom I will call “Ma Moon.”Continue reading “‘Everyone is dying’: Myanmar on the brink of decimation”

Myanmar coup displaces thousands as global refugee numbers rise

Number of refugees worldwide increases for a ninth year in a row as people continue to be displaced amid the COVID crisis. A record 82.4 million people have been displaced around the world in 2020 due to violence and persecution, including an estimated 680,000 in Myanmar following ethnic conflict and the recent military coup, accordingContinue reading “Myanmar coup displaces thousands as global refugee numbers rise”

Thai police arrest 3 journalists who fled Myanmar

Police in Thailand have arrested three journalists who escaped across the border from Myanmar, charging them with illegal entry. Fellow journalists have warned their lives could be in danger if they are sent back. Thai authorities on Tuesday confirmed the arrests of three Myanmar journalists who crossed the border to escape the country’s military crackdown. The reporters workedContinue reading “Thai police arrest 3 journalists who fled Myanmar”

Thousands of Myanmar villagers poised to flee violence to Thailand, group says

Thousands of ethnic Karen villagers in Myanmar are poised to cross into Thailand if, as expected, fighting intensifies between the Myanmar army and Karen insurgents, joining those who have already escaped the turmoil that followed a Feb. 1 coup. The U.N. humanitarian office said on Friday that in all about 56,000 people have been displacedContinue reading “Thousands of Myanmar villagers poised to flee violence to Thailand, group says”

Myanmar junta launches fresh air raids in rebel territory

Myanmar’s military launched air assaults for the second day in a row into rebel-held territory after gunfire was heard from neighbouring Thailand, a Thai official said Wednesday, as fighting escalates along the border. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the junta ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a February 1 coup, its powerContinue reading “Myanmar junta launches fresh air raids in rebel territory”

Fighting erupts in eastern Myanmar near Thai border

The clashes are the fiercest fighting between the Tatmadaw and an ethnic armed group since the February 1 coup. Some of the most intense fighting in Myanmar since the country’s military seized power in a coup on February 1 erupted in eastern Myanmar near the Thai border early on Tuesday, as ethnic minority Karen insurgentsContinue reading “Fighting erupts in eastern Myanmar near Thai border”

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