U.S. formally declares Myanmar army commited genocide against Rohingya minority

The United States formally determined that Myanmar’s army committed genocide and crimes against humanity in its violence against the Rohingya minority, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, warning that as long as the junta was in power nobody in the country would be safe. Announcing the decision, Blinken said the attacks against… Read More U.S. formally declares Myanmar army commited genocide against Rohingya minority

Myanmar ousted leaders Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Myint to face five new corruption charges

Myanmar’s ousted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi and deposed President Win Myint will face five additional charges of corruption, each carrying a maximum of 15 years in prison, a source familiar with the proceedings said on Friday. The cases centre on the hiring a helicopter while in office, said the source, who declined to… Read More Myanmar ousted leaders Aung San Suu Kyi, Win Myint to face five new corruption charges

Cambodian PM Hun Sen meets with Myanmar military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing on Friday amid criticism of the first visit by a head of government since the army seized power from an elected government last year. Hun Sen was greeted by an honour guard and red carpet when he arrived on Friday, just as protests… Read More Cambodian PM Hun Sen meets with Myanmar military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing

Myanmar court jails deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in widely-criticised trial

A court in military-ruled Myanmar found deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of charges of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions on Monday, drawing international condemnation of what some critics described as a “sham trial”. Suu Kyi is set to serve two years in detention at an undisclosed location, a sentence reduced from four years… Read More Myanmar court jails deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in widely-criticised trial

U.S. journalist Danny Fenster leaves Myanmar following release from detention

American journalist Danny Fenster was released from prison on Monday in Myanmar and has left the country, his employer and family said, following negotiations between former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson and the ruling military junta. Fenster, 37, the managing editor of independent online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Friday… Read More U.S. journalist Danny Fenster leaves Myanmar following release from detention

Myanmar court jails U.S. journalist Danny Fenster for eleven years

A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday jailed American journalist Danny Fenster for 11 years, his lawyer and his employer said, despite U.S. calls for his release from what it said was unjust detention. Fenster, 37, the managing editor of online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was found guilty of incitement and violations of immigration and unlawful… Read More Myanmar court jails U.S. journalist Danny Fenster for eleven years

Myanmar military junta agrees to ASEAN ceasefire call for aid distribution

Myanmar’s military rulers have agreed to an ASEAN call for a ceasefire until the end of the year to ensure distribution of humanitarian aid, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said, citing the envoy of the southeast Asian bloc to the crisis-torn nation. Following a coup in February, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been… Read More Myanmar military junta agrees to ASEAN ceasefire call for aid distribution

Myanmar arrests two journalists in post-coup media crackdown

Myanmar’s military government has arrested two more local journalists, the army-owned television reported on Saturday, in the latest in a sweeping crackdown on the media since a February 1 coup. Sithu Aung Myint, a columnist for news site Frontier Myanmar and a commentator with Voice of America radio, and Htet Htet Khine, a freelance who… Read More Myanmar arrests two journalists in post-coup media crackdown