Myanmar security forces fire tear gas and stun grenades at protesters

Myanmar security forces used tear gas and stun grenades to break up a protest in Yangon on Saturday, just hours after a United Nations special envoy called on the Security Council to take action against the ruling junta for the killings of protesters. The Southeast Asian country has been plunged into turmoil since the military… Read More Myanmar security forces fire tear gas and stun grenades at protesters

One dead as Myanmar police open fire on anti-coup protesters yet again

Police in Myanmar on Friday opened fire on protesters against last month’s military coup, killing one man, as international condemnation rained down on the junta ahead of a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the crisis. The violence took place as the military lost a tussle over leadership of its U.N. mission in New… Read More One dead as Myanmar police open fire on anti-coup protesters yet again

U.S. places Myanmar ministries, businesses on trade blacklist

The United States on Thursday unveiled new measures to punish Myanmar’s army for its February 1 coup, adding the country’s ministries of defense and home affairs and its top military conglomerates to a trade blacklist. Washington has also subjected Myanmar to ‘military end use’ export control restrictions, requiring its U.S. suppliers to seek difficult-to-obtain U.S.… Read More U.S. places Myanmar ministries, businesses on trade blacklist

U.S. blocked Myanmar military junta’s attempt to move about $1billion in New York Federal Reserve account

Myanmar’s military rulers attempted to move about $1 billion held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York days after seizing power on February 1, prompting U.S. officials to put a freeze on the funds, according to three people familiar with the matter, including one U.S. government official. The transaction on February 4 in the… Read More U.S. blocked Myanmar military junta’s attempt to move about $1billion in New York Federal Reserve account

European Union suspends development support for Myanmar

The European Union has suspended its support for development projects in Myanmar to avoid providing financial assistance to the military after it seized power last month, officials said on Thursday. The 27-nation EU informed a committee of the World Trade Organization that it had put on hold all development cooperation that would support the military… Read More European Union suspends development support for Myanmar

Myanmar police break up protests again with tear gas and gunfire

Police in Myanmar broke up demonstrations in several places with tear gas and gunfire on Thursday but there was no immediate word on casualties a day after the United Nations said 38 people had been killed in the bloodiest day since last month’s coup. Undeterred by the crackdown, activists said they refused to accept military… Read More Myanmar police break up protests again with tear gas and gunfire

At least thirteen dead as Myanmar security forces open fire on anti-coup protesters

Myanmar security forces opened fire on protests against military rule on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people, witnesses and media reported, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered to help Myanmar resolve the crisis. The security forces resorted to live fire with little warning in several towns and cities, witnesses said, as… Read More At least thirteen dead as Myanmar security forces open fire on anti-coup protesters