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Myanmar military continue ‘senseless’ killings against its own people

Myanmar security forces killed an anti-coup protester and wounded a toddler in fresh violence overnight, media reported on Monday. After the bloodiest day since last month’s military coup with 114 deaths on Saturday, security forces opened fire at a funeral on Sunday, witnesses said. Another 13 people were killed in other incidents over the weekend, […]

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Myanmar: Second politician dies in custody, raising questions if the military is torturing and killing detainees

A second party figure from Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) died in custody after he was arrested on Tuesday. The NLD’s Zaw Myat Linn died in custody after he was detained in Yangon, said Ba Myo Thein, a member of the dissolved upper house of parliament. “He’s been participating […]

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‘Bloodiest Day’: Myanmar forces open fire without warning, 38 dead

At least 38 people were killed in Myanmar on Wednesday in what the UN described as the “bloodiest day” since the coup took place a month ago. Reports from inside Myanmar spoke of security forces opening fire on large crowds in a number of cities, including Yangon, with little warning. Two boys, aged 14 and […]

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Myanmar coup government sack UN ambassador for fiery anti-army speech

Myanmar’s ruling military junta sacked the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, a day after he called for help to remove the army from power. Kyaw Moe Tun in an emotional speech said no-one should co-operate with the military until it handed back power to the democratically elected government. Myanmar’s state television announced his removal on […]

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Myanmar coup leader mount criminal charges against Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar politician Aung San Suu Kyi was charged with a second criminal charge when she appeared in court via video link on Tuesday. Ms Suu Kyi was earlier charged with possessing illegal walkie-talkies, is now also alleged to have violated the country’s Natural Disaster Law. It is not clear what the new charge, issued on […]

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‘Pressure Myanmar to make sure coup fails,’ UN chief António Guterres urges world community

United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres has urged the world community to make sure Myanmar’s coup fails. “We’ll do everything we can to mobilise all the key actors of the international community to put enough pressure on Myanmar to make sure that this coup fails,” he said. “It’s absolutely unacceptable to reverse the result of the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi jailed for using ‘illegal’ walkie-talkie radios, police charges reveal

Myanmar police filed charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for illegally importing communications equipment and she will be detained until February 15 for investigations, according to a police document. The move followed a military coup on Monday and the detention of Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi and other civilian politicians. The takeover cut […]

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Myanmar army declare emergency, overthrow Aung San Suu Kyi in military coup

Myanmar’s military has taken power and declared a state of emergency after detaining civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government officials in a series of early morning raids that followed days of escalating tension over the outcome of the November election, which the ruling party won by a landslide. A video address […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s party secures enough seats to form next government

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party led by Aung San Suu Kyi has secured enough seats in parliament to form the next government, according to the latest election results. The NLD has so far won 346 seats, more than the 322 seats needed to form the next government. NLD spokesperson Monywa Aung Shin said […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s party claims landslide victory in general elections

Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s party says it has secured a landslide victory in Sunday’s elections. The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party claimed it has so far won 392 seats in the 642-member national legislature. “We tallied the results from candidates, and we won more than enough seats that secures our […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi set to win general elections in Myanmar

Vote counting in Myanmar puts Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in a lead following Sunday’s general election. Elections for the upper and lower houses of the national, state and regional governments were held. A total of 1,171 seats are being contested, said the US-based Carter Center, under the first-past-the-post system. Voters can choose from more […]

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“Peace Icon” – Aung San Suu Kyi will defend Rohingya genocide at world court

Global human rights and democracy icon, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a political prisoner who spent 15 years under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi will personally defend her country from accusations of genocide against the Rohingya community at the United Nation’s top court. A legal case which kicks off with three days of […]