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In support of Myanmar’s democracy

FACING antipathy from abroad and defiance at home, Myanmar’s (Burma) generals who seized power in a coup last month have responded with characteristic barbarity. Troops and police have brutalised protesters on the streets, stepped up arrests, torture, and censorship and resorted to massacres. But there should be no respite for the usurpers; the international community […] Read Full Story

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137 NGOs From 31 Countries Ask UN For Myanmar Arms Embargo

  Nearly 140 NGOs from 31 countries signed an open letter Wednesday calling for the United Nations Security Council to urgently impose an arms embargo on Myanmar after the military coup there earlier this month.  “The United Nations Security Council should urgently impose a global arms embargo on  Myanmar in response to the military coup and … Continue reading 137 NGOs From 31 Countries Ask UN For Myanmar Arms Embargo Read Full Story

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Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts over coup

Facebook said it has banned all remaining accounts linked to the Myanmar military on Thursday, citing the junta’s use of deadly force against anti-coup demonstrators. The move, which takes effect immediately, applies to the military and entities controlled by the armed forces on both Facebook and Instagram. It also bans “military-linked commercial entities” from advertising […] Read Full Story

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UK, Canada Sanction Myanmar Generals After Coup

    Britain and Canada on Thursday imposed sanctions on generals in Myanmar for human rights violations following the military takeover in the Southeast Asian country. The UK foreign ministry said it was imposing sanctions on three junta officials, including the ministers of defence and home affairs, and had begun a review to stop UK … Continue reading UK, Canada Sanction Myanmar Generals After Coup Read Full Story

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Aung San Suu Kyi ‘In Good Health’: Military Junta

  Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi is at a “safer place” and “in good health”, according to military spokesman Zaw Min Tun. “It’s not like they were arrested — they are staying at their houses,” the general, who became the country’s vice information minister after the coup, said during a press conference Tuesday. … Continue reading Aung San Suu Kyi ‘In Good Health’: Military Junta Read Full Story

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Myanmar General Warns Anti-Coup Protesters To Return To Work

  Myanmar’s ruling general signalled waning patience Thursday with nationwide protests over the military’s takeover, ordering demonstrators to return to work or face “effective actions”. His warning comes after a sixth consecutive day of anti-coup rallies condemning the ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and follows US President Joe Biden announcing sanctions against … Continue reading Myanmar General Warns Anti-Coup Protesters To Return To Work Read Full Story

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Myanmar military tightens grip as protests enter fifth day

Myanmar’s military tightened their post-coup grip on power, stepping up a campaign of intimidation against the ousted civilian leadership while pushing harsher tactics as a fifth consecutive day of nationwide demonstrations began on Wednesday. Soldiers raided and ransacked the headquarters of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party on Tuesday night, after police shot water […] Read Full Story

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Myanmar coup should not stand

DEMOCRACY took a hit on Monday when Myanmar’s military overthrew the elected government, detained civilian leaders and declared a year-long emergency. A major setback for liberty and freedom, it caps a decade of tentative democratisation in the South-Eastern Asian nation that had been continually assailed by an intrusive and brutal military. Beyond condemnation, the world […] Read Full Story

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UN Security Council Expresses ‘Deep Concern’ After Myanmar Coup

  The UN Security Council on Thursday voiced “deep concern” over the military’s coup in Myanmar, and called in a draft statement for the “release of all detainees” including Aung San Suu Kyi. But the statement, written by the United Kingdom, no longer condemned the putsch as envisaged in a first draft during an emergency … Continue reading UN Security Council Expresses ‘Deep Concern’ After Myanmar Coup Read Full Story

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Facebook blocked in Myanmar amid coup

Myanmar’s generals ordered internet providers to restrict access to Facebook Thursday, as UN chief Antonio Guterres said the world must rally to ensure the military coup fails. The Southeast Asian nation was plunged back into direct military rule on Monday as de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders were detained in […] Read Full Story

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Facebook Blocked In Myanmar As UN Chief Says Coup Must Fail

  Myanmar’s generals ordered internet providers to restrict access to Facebook Thursday, as UN chief Antonio Guterres said the world must rally to ensure the military coup fails. The Southeast Asian nation was plunged back into direct military rule on Monday as de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian leaders were detained … Continue reading Facebook Blocked In Myanmar As UN Chief Says Coup Must Fail Read Full Story

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Charged As Calls To Oppose Coup Grow

    Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was formally charged on Wednesday two days after she was detained in a military coup, as calls for civil disobedience to oppose the putsch gathered pace. The Southeast Asian nation was plunged back into direct military rule when soldiers arrested key civilian leaders in a series … Continue reading Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Charged As Calls To Oppose Coup Grow Read Full Story