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Two arrested for plotting to kill Myanmar’s anti-coup UN ambassador

Two Myanmar citizens were arrested in the United States for plotting to kill Myanmar’s UN ambassador. The US attorney’s office in New York said Phyo Hein Htut and Ye Hein Zaw had planned to hire attackers to force Kyaw Moe Tun to step down. He is a vocal critic of Myanmar’s military rulers, who seized […]

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Myanmar’s military ruler declares himself prime minister six months after seizing power from civilian government

Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of Prime Minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government. In a speech on Sunday, Min Aung Hlaing repeated a pledge to hold elections by 2023 and said his […]

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Dozens of children killed, hundreds detained since Myanmar coup: UN rights expert

Dozens of children were killed and hundreds more have been detained in Myanmar since the coup more than five months ago, UN rights experts said. The UN child rights committee reported on Friday that it had received “credible information” that 75 children had been killed and approximately 1,000 arrested in Myanmar since February 1. “Children […]

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Singapore woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for torturing and killing her domestic help

A woman in Singapore was found guilty of starving, torturing and killing her domestic worker from Myanmar, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Piang Ngaih Don reportedly weighed only 24kg when she died from her injuries in 2016. Prosecutors have called the actions of Gaiyathiri Murugayan, the wife of a policeman “evil and […]

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Clashes break out between Myanmar military junta and anti-coup militia in Mandalay

The Myanmar army in the second largest city, Mandalay clashed with a local militia who oppose February’s military coup. This is the first time clashes between People’s Defense Forces (PDF) and the army spun in a big city. Until now, actions by the PDF have been limited to fighting in rural areas or small towns. […]

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Myanmar village burned after clashes, villagers blame military for setting fire

The Myanmar military set a village on fire after clashes with opponents leaving at least four elderly people burned to death, according to several people who lived in the village. Dozens of protesters in motorcycles continued their agitation against the February 1 coup in Kachin State and hundreds of people marched in Hpakant Township in […]

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Myanmar military plane crashes in Mandalay, 12 killed

A military plane has crashed near Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay, killing at least 12 people. The plane was flying from the capital, Naypyidaw, to the town of Pyin Oo Lwin on Thursday and was coming in to land when it crashed about 300 metres from a steel plant, the military-owned Myawaddy television station reported. […]

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Myanmar’s Military accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of serious corruption charges

Myanmar’s military charged deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption, the most serious charge laid against her to date. Ms Suu Kyi is accused of accepting cash and gold in bribes, and faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty. She faces six other charges relating to alleged illegal imports of walkie-talkies […]

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi appears in public for first time since February 1 arrest

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi has appeared in public for the first time since she was detained and her government was overthrown by the military in a February 1 coup, as she attended a 30-minute court hearing in the capital Naypyidaw. The 75-year-old looked in good health and held a face-to-face meeting on Monday with […]

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Myanmar’s ethnic army attack military positions at jade mining town

Forces of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), one of the ethnic factions opposed to Myanmar’s coup, attacked military positions at the north-western jade mining town of Hkamti on Saturday, local media reported. The attack marks an advance into new territory by the KIA at a time Myanmar has been plunged into chaos since the army […]

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Two military air bases come under attack in Myanmar; Rockets fired, blasts reported

Unidentified attackers target two Myanmar air bases on Thursday, with blasts reported at one base and rocket fire seen at another, reports claimed. The attacks come after three months of turmoil in Myanmar triggered by a February 1 military coup. There was no claim of responsibility or any confirmation of any casualties in the attacks. […]

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Myanmar’s army chief urged to end violent crackdown against its people

South Asian leaders have urged Myanmar’s army chief to end the violent crackdown in the country, after taking power in a coup in February. Since the takeover this was General Min Aung Hlaing’s first foreign trip. Calls for the military to stop killing protesters and to release political prisoners rose. More than 700 people have […]