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European Union imposes sanctions on Myanmar’s military leaders and conglomerates

European Union has imposed sanctions on 10 of Myanmar’s military leaders, as well as two giant military conglomerates, in its toughest measures yet against the February 1 coup and bloody crackdown. The sanctions include asset freezes and visa bans, EU member states said the individuals were “all responsible for undermining democracy and the rule of […]

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Myanmar’s unity government demands invite to join a special ASEAN summit on coup discussion

Myanmar’s shadow government urged Southeast Asian leaders to give it a seat at the table during crisis talks next week, and not to recognise the military rulers that seized power in a February coup. Military government leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is expected to join a special ASEAN summit on Myanmar on Saturday in […]

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Dismissed Myanmar lawmakers announce formation of ‘unity government’

A committee of Myanmar’s dismissed lawmakers announced the formation of a new “unity government” which includes removed lawmakers, members of ethnic groups and figures in the anti-coup protest, saying their aim was to root out military rule. The announcement was made on Friday by Dr Sasa, who has been designated by the dismissed parliament as […]

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Myanmar coup protesters shame military with red paint as death toll mounts

Myanmar coup protesters splashed red paint and dye on roads and signs outside government offices on Wednesday to represent the blood of people killed protesting against the junta, on the second day of the traditional new year holiday. The display aimed at shaming the military took place in various towns and cities, according to pictures […]

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Myanmar charging families $85 to retrieve bodies of relatives killed in military crackdown

The Myanmar military is charging $85 to retrieve the bodies of relatives killed by security forces in a bloody crackdown on Friday, activists reported. At least 82 people were killed Friday in Bago, 90 kilometers northeast of Yangon, after the city was “raided” by the military’s security forces, said advocacy group Assistance Association for Political […]

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Myanmar military kill 82 protesters with rifle grenades near Yangon: Report

Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon on Friday, killing more than 80 people. The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and Myanmar Now news outlet said on Saturday that 82 people were killed during the protest against the February 1 military coup in the country. Firing started before […]

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Myanmar military sentences 19 civilians to death for killing army officer

The Myanmar military sentenced nineteen people to death for killing an associate of an army captain, the military-owned Myawaddy TV station said on Friday, the first such sentences announced in public since a February 1 coup and crackdown on protesters. The report said the killing took place on March 27 – Myanmar Armed Forces Day […]

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Myanmar military claims protests dwindling as deaths surpass 600-mark

Myanmar military claimed protests against the ruling junta was dwindling since people wanted peace, and that it would hold elections within two years, the first timeframe it has given for a return to democracy since its February 1 coup. Troops fired rifle grenades at anti-coup protesters on Friday in the town of Bago, near the […]

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Paing Takhon: Myanmar jails 24-year-old actor for speaking against military coup

One of Myanmar’s most popular celebrities has been arrested by the military as part of a growing crackdown. Paing Takhon, a model and actor with millions of fans in Myanmar and Thailand, had been active in both online protests and in-person rallies. Takhon’s Instagram been taken down along with his Facebook account. The military seized power […]

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Myanmar ambassador locked outside Myanmar Embassy in London

Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain accused the military of occupying the embassy and barring him access, in an extraordinary diplomatic standoff a month after the envoy called for the military to release deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The latest development comes as the violence in Myanmar continues with at least 20 more people killed […]

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Amid civilian killings Russia delivers Myanmar Military Pantsir S-1 Missile System

Just as the world condemns Myanmar military and its leadership for killing hundreds of citizens protesting against the coup, Russia delivered to the Myanmar military, Pantsir S-1 air defense system. Russia and Myanmar had signed an agreement for the supply of a batch of missile and artillery air defense systems Pantsir-S1, unmanned aerial vehicles Orlan-10E […]

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China reports biggest daily jump in over 2 months with 32 new COVID infections

China reported its biggest daily jump in new COVID-19 cases in more than two months, as a city on the border with Myanmar in southwestern Yunnan province accounted for all new local cases. Ruili’s local government put residents in its urban area under home quarantine, launched a massive testing drive and began restricting people from […]