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Myanmar's media under pressure from all sides

May 03, 2021 1:42 pm

The Burmese military regime has routinely arrested journalists and banned independent media. But reporters continue to work underground — under pressure from the ruling junta, but also from the opposition.

Myanmar protesters raise voices to 'shake the world'; more mystery blasts

May 02, 2021 12:52 pm

The protests, which the military has been unable to stop with lethal suppression, were coordinated with expatriate communities around the world to mark what organisers called "the global Myanmar spring revolution".

Explained: Up in arms against junta, the unquiet border states of Myanmar

April 29, 2021 11:34 am

On Tuesday, the Myanmar military bombed villages on its border with Thailand in retaliation for the loss of one of its outposts in the southeastern Karen (now renamed Kayin) state that the Karen National Union (KNU) had seized earlier in the day.

Myanmar unity government tells ASEAN no talks until prisoners freed

April 28, 2021 10:57 am

But the junta has already declined to accept proposals to resolve the crisis that emerged from an ASEAN summit last weekend that was attended by Myanmar's Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, but no-one from the civilian side.

Fighting in Myanmar erupts near Thai border, say witnesses

April 27, 2021 9:41 am

The fighting comes days after Southeast Asian leaders said they had reached consensus with the junta on ending violence.

Bringing peace to Afghanistan and Myanmar won’t be easy

April 27, 2021 10:02 am

While efforts are on to ensure that conflicts in both countries end, the prospects for positive change don’t look too bright

Sotheast Asian nations say consensus reached on ending Myanmar crisis

April 25, 2021 8:48 am

ASEAN leaders wanted a commitment from Myanmar's Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to restrain his security forces, which an activist monitoring group says have killed 745 people since a mass civil disobedience movement erupted to challenge his February 1 coup.

India, Australia, France agree on Indo-Pacific but not on Myanmar

April 15, 2021 4:32 am

Jaishankar struck a cautious note saying that while all democratic countries have a common position, “we are located differently and our relationships with Myanmar are each unique”.

Myanmar’s military asks families to pay $85 to retrieve bodies of relatives

April 12, 2021 2:27 pm

On Friday, at least 82 people were killed in Bago after the city was “raided” by the military's security forces, advocacy group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said.

Condemn violence, stand for democracy in Myanmar: MEA

April 03, 2021 7:29 am

“Let me be very clear. We condemn any use of violence. We believe that the rule of law should prevail. We stand for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said during the weekly press conference.