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Tuesday, July 27, 2021



In Myanmar, the military and police declare war on medics

July 06, 2021 12:32 pm

Security forces are arresting, attacking and killing medical workers, dubbing them enemies of the state. With medics driven underground amid a global pandemic, the country's already fragile healthcare system is crumbling.

Danger awaited in Myanmar. So he made a daring bid to stay in Japan

July 04, 2021 10:00 am

After defying Myanmar's military rulers at a soccer match, Pyae Lyan Aung decided to seek asylum. But he was being watched.

Activists, journalists included in Myanmar prisoner release

July 01, 2021 9:33 am

Most if not all of the freed detainees faced charges related to the protests, including Section 505(A) of Myanmar's penal code, which makes it a crime to spread comments that create public unrest or fear or spread false news, and carries a penalty of up to three years in prison.

India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution on Myanmar

June 19, 2021 7:48 am

The resolution was adopted with 119 countries voting "yes", Belarus voting "no" and India along with 35 other countries abstaining, including China and Russia.

UN assembly condemns Myanmar coup, calls for arms embargo

June 19, 2021 7:48 am

The resolution didn't get the overwhelming support its backers wanted. But the action by the General Assembly reflects international condemnation of the February 1 coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's party from power.

Blasts in Myanmar's biggest city kill 2, destroy army truck

June 18, 2021 10:28 pm

Myanmar media reported that the blasts in Yangon's working-class Tarmwe neighbourhood were caused by bombs, though there was no official confirmation.

In Myanmar, health care’s collapse takes its own toll

June 13, 2021 10:19 am

Even as his health deteriorated, Hla Min supported the doctors’ decision to stop working at state-run facilities, which helped start a general strike that has brought the economy to a near-halt.

ASEAN envoys meet Myanmar junta leader to press for dialogue

June 05, 2021 9:50 am

Friday's meeting received a cool response from members of Myanmar's opposition shadow government. The National Unity Government said at a rare online news conference that ASEAN should meet with them as well, not just the military.

Myanmar military court sentences two journalists to jail

June 03, 2021 8:05 pm

The two had been charged under a recently revised provision in the penal code with spreading misinformation that could incite unrest, a charge that critics say criminalizes free speech.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

May 24, 2021 1:49 pm

Suu Kyi looked in good health and held a face-to-face meeting with her legal team for about 30 minutes before the hearing, lawyer Thae Maung Maung said.


Myanmar junta orders martial law in 6 Yangon townships amid clashes

March 15, 2021 2:36 pm

At least 39 people were killed Sunday and dozens were injured in one of the deadliest days of the crackdown, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, an independent group tracking the toll of the violence. Most of those killed were in Yangon, where two townships, Hlaing Thar Yar and neighboring Shwepyitha were being placed under martial law.

Myanmar protesters defy curfew; media outlets ordered shut

March 09, 2021 6:15 pm

The night's street protests began after police cordoned off part of Yangon's Sanchaung neighborhood and were believed to be conducting door-to-door searches for those who fled attacks by security forces to seek shelter in the homes of sympathetic strangers.

Myanmar: At least six reportedly shot dead as security forces extend crackdown on protests

March 03, 2021 6:48 pm

Protesters in Myanmar prepared for more demonstrations against junta rule on Monday, defying a crackdown a day earlier that killed at least 18 people in the bloodiest violence since the military seized power one month ago.

Myanmar security forces disperse anti-coup protesters

February 26, 2021 5:26 pm

Security forces in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon have fired warning shots and beat truncheons against their shields while moving to disperse more than 1,000 anti-coup protesters today.

Reuters journalists freed from Myanmar jail after 511 days

May 09, 2019 10:38 am

Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts of Yangon on Tuesday after spending more than 500 days behind bars.

Myanmar jails Reuters journalists for 7 years amid global outrage

September 04, 2018 1:04 pm

A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation.

Rohingya Muslim refugees: What fleeing from their homes in Myanmar looks like

September 07, 2017 4:26 pm

More than 200,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the Aung San Suu Kyi led Myanmar towards neighbouring countries. As the refugees claim crackdown and violence by security forces, Suu Kyi faces heat from global leaders to deal with the situation. The United Nations, meanwhile, had labelled the Rohingyas the most persecuted people on earth.

Slicing off 1,000 km, to bring Mizoram closer to the world

November 16, 2014 2:43 pm

A series of photographs shows the various stages of completion of the Mizoram section of the KMMTTP.


Indian Buddhist monks march for peace in Myanmar

February 12, 2016 9:37 am

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): As Myanmar moves towards new government formation, Indian Buddhist monks initiated a ‘Peace Yatra’ in Myanmar led by His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche, a spiritual regent to His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa. The peace padyatra witnessed tens of thousands gathered at the 2,500 years old Shwedagon Pagoda, to seek the blessings of the sacred 2,600 year- old-bone relic of the Buddha. The yatra initiated by the monks was aimed at enabling India and Myanmar to work together for ensuring a smooth transition along with the blessings of Buddha and messages of compassion, wisdom and loving-kindness. The peace padh yatra which showed significant signs of peace and stronger relationship between the two countries, witnessed Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya, attending the prayer sessions in the Shwedagon Pagoda.On bringing the sacred Buddha bone relic to Myanmar, Gautam Mukhopadhaya said it is a very rare occasion where the relic has been brought out of the country and will definitely prove as a meeting point of two traditions.

Aung San Suu Kyi holds massive election rally in Yangon

November 02, 2015 11:44 am

Aung San Suu Kyi held her biggest rally yet ahead of Myammar’s November 8 election.