Myanmar’s military junta on Thursday accused detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of accepting a $600,000 illegal payment and more than 11 kilograms of gold. “We have learnt Daw Aung San Suu Kyi herself took this $600,000 and seven visses (11.2 kilograms) of gold. The anti-corruption commission is investigating,” the military’s spokesman Zaw Min […] Read Full Story
Six protesters were killed in Myanmar on Thursday as the United Nations condemned the growing violence against anti-coup demonstrations. International pressure has been building steadily since the military ousted and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, triggering daily protests across the country. More than 2,000 people have been arrested and the […] Read Full Story
Ousted Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with two new criminal charges in a court appearance via video link on Monday, a month after a military coup triggered relentless mass protests. Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since being detained on February 1, and her appearance in court came as […] Read Full Story
Ousted Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was hit with two new criminal charges in a court appearance via video link on Monday, a month after a military coup triggered relentless mass protests. Suu Kyi has not been seen in public since being detained on February 1, and her appearance came as demonstrators … Continue reading Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Hit With Two New Criminal Charges Read Full Story
A Myanmar court has filed fresh charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, , according to a report on the Mizzima News website. The former dissident was charged with disturbing the peace and public order during her second court hearing via video conference. She had previously been charged with breaches of the country’s emergency
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A 20-year-old woman who was shot in the head last week during an anti-coup protest in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw has died, according to the hospital treating her. Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, who had participated in a massive protest on February 9 against the coup, is the first official death from the anti-coup movement since the […] Read Full Story
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 businesses working […] Read Full Story
Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi will appear in court via video conference this week over charges brought against her by the new military junta, her lawyer said Monday. Army chief General Min Aung Hlaing has justified the February 1 coup by alleging widespread voter fraud in November’s elections, which Suu Kyi’s National League […] Read Full Story
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
Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-coup protesters in Myanmar on Tuesday as demonstrators around the country defied a military ban on rallies. Protests erupted for a fourth straight day against last week’s coup to oust civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as international condemnation of the putsch grew. The rallies came […] Read Full Story
Thousands of anti-coup protesters in Myanmar poured back onto the streets Sunday, as an internet blackout failed to stifle growing outrage at the military’s ouster of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The fresh rally followed the largest protests to date on Saturday, when tens of thousands came out in cities across the country to […] Read Full Story
A key aide to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested Friday, days after a coup that has sparked outrage and calls by US President Joe Biden for the generals to relinquish power. The arrest came after the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city filled for a third night with people banging pots and […] Read Full Story
Myanmar’s ousted National League for Democracy party called for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other detained leaders on Tuesday, describing the coup a day earlier as a “stain” on the military’s history. Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, was detained by the military in the early hours of Monday along with President Win Myint. The army […] Read Full Story
By Victoria Ojeme While the rest of the world awaited the end of the long January of 2021, on February 1, Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party
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Myanmar’s military staged a coup on Monday, detaining democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and declaring it had taken control of the country for one year under a state of emergency. The intervention followed weeks of rising tensions between the military, which ruled the country for nearly five decades, and the civilian government over
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