Myanmar police detain Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi at anti-coup protest

Myanmar police detained a Japanese freelance journalist at a protest in the commercial capital of Yangon, a colleague said on Friday, in the first detention of a foreign reporter since the military coup on February 1. Yuki Kitazumi, who runs a media production company and used to be a journalist for the Japanese business daily,… Read More Myanmar police detain Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi at anti-coup protest

Myanmar police launches crackdown on protest district as World Bank halts certain payments

Myanmar police launched a crackdown overnight in a neighbourhood of the main city of Yangon to break up a protest against a military-appointed official, as the World Bank said it would not process requests for funds made after the February 1 coup. The Southeast Asian country has been in crisis since the army seized power… Read More Myanmar police launches crackdown on protest district as World Bank halts certain payments

Facebook bans Myanmar military from all its platforms with immediate effect

Facebook on Thursday said it had banned the Myanmar military from using its Facebook and Instagram platforms with immediate effect, as weeks of mass demonstrations continue in the Southeast Asian country after the military seized power. “Events since the February 1 coup, including deadly violence, have precipitated a need for this ban,” Facebook said in… Read More Facebook bans Myanmar military from all its platforms with immediate effect

Myanmar foreign minister flies to Thailand for diplomatic talks as protests against coup persists

Myanmar’s military-appointed foreign minister flew into Thailand on Wednesday, a Thai government source said, as Myanmar’s neighbours intensified efforts to resolve a crisis that began when its army seized power in a February 1 coup. The minister, Wunna Maung Lwin, arrived for talks on diplomatic efforts by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN),… Read More Myanmar foreign minister flies to Thailand for diplomatic talks as protests against coup persists

Indonesian foreign minister to visit Myanmar as pressure over military coup rises

Indonesia’s foreign minister plans to fly to Myanmar on Thursday in the first known visit by a foreign envoy since the February 1 military coup, a leaked government document said, as Western pressure mounts over a crackdown on protesters. Retno Marsudi will arrive in the capital Naypyitaw in the morning and depart several hours later,… Read More Indonesian foreign minister to visit Myanmar as pressure over military coup rises

Malaysia defy court order, deports hundreds of Myanmar migrants

Malaysia sent over 1,000 Myanmar nationals back to their strife-torn homeland on Tuesday despite a court order to halt the deportation, pending a petition by rights groups to suspend a plan they say could endanger the deportees’ lives. The 1,086 Myanmar citizens were sent back on three navy ships sent by Myanmar’s military, which seized… Read More Malaysia defy court order, deports hundreds of Myanmar migrants

Malaysian court temporarily blocks deportation of hundreds of Myanmar migrants

A Malaysian court has allowed a temporary stay of deportation of 1,200 Myanmar detainees who were scheduled to be sent back on Tuesday, according to a lawyer for rights groups that petitioned to stop the deportation. The stay was granted until 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, when the court will hear the groups’ application for judicial… Read More Malaysian court temporarily blocks deportation of hundreds of Myanmar migrants

U.S. imposes sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coup

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two members of Myanmar’s military junta and threatened further actions over the country’s February 1 coup. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said the move took aim at General Maung Maung Kyaw, who is the air force commander in chief, and Lieutenant General Moe Myint… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coup