Myanmar charges Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi for misinformation

A Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar last month has been charged with spreading false news, an official at the Japanese embassy in Yangon said on Tuesday, amid a crackdown on media since the military seized power three months ago. Yuki Kitazumi, who had been picked up from his home by troops and taken into custody… Read More Myanmar charges Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi for misinformation

Eight dead as Myanmar security forces open fire at anti-coup protesters

Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days on Sunday killing eight people, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis. The protests, after a spell of dwindling crowds and what appeared to be more restraint by the security forces, were coordinated with… Read More Eight dead as Myanmar security forces open fire at anti-coup protesters

Myanmar protesters maintain consistency three months following coup

Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts compounding a sense of crisis that a U.N. envoy warned could bring state administration to a halt. The military has tried to end dissent and impose its authority on a people largely opposed… Read More Myanmar protesters maintain consistency three months following coup

No casualties reported as rockets hit two air bases in Myanmar

Unidentified attackers fired rockets at two Myanmar air bases on Thursday but there were no casualties and only minor damage in another sign of deteriorating security since the military overthrew an elected government three months ago. There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks, which the military confirmed at a news briefing. While the… Read More No casualties reported as rockets hit two air bases in Myanmar

Myanmar junta file lawsuits against pro-democracy protest leader on murder, treason charges

Myanmar authorities have filed several law suits against one of the main leaders of the campaign against military rule including cases related to murder and treason, the state broadcaster announced on Wednesday. Wai Moe Naing was arrested on April 15 when security men rammed him with a car as he led a motorbike protest rally… Read More Myanmar junta file lawsuits against pro-democracy protest leader on murder, treason charges

U.S. senators urge President Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar military junta

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Biden administration to slap more sanctions on the military junta in Myanmar, including choking revenues to a state energy company, in response to its coup and violent crackdown on protesters. Senators Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, and four others urged Secretary… Read More U.S. senators urge President Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar military junta

Myanmar activists criticise consensus between ASEAN and military junta

Myanmar’s pro-democracy activists sharply criticised an agreement between the country’s junta chief and Southeast Asian leaders to end the nation’s violent post-coup crisis and vowed on Sunday to continue their protest campaign. Some scattered peaceful protests took place in Myanmar’s big cities on Sunday, a day after the meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian… Read More Myanmar activists criticise consensus between ASEAN and military junta

Myanmar junta leader arrives for ASEAN summit in Indonesia

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s junta chief, arrived in Jakarta on Saturday for a summit of Southeast Asian leaders centred on the crisis in his country, video footage released by the Indonesian presidential palace showed. Min Aung Hlaing, who was in charge of the February 1 coup in Myanmar that sparked the bloody crisis,… Read More Myanmar junta leader arrives for ASEAN summit in Indonesia