Two Myanmar men arrested in U.S. over plot to harm UN envoy

Two Myanmar citizens have been arrested in New York state for plotting with an arms dealer in Thailand – who sells weapons to the Burmese military – to kill or injure Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations, U.S. authorities said on Friday. Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, who represents Myanmar’s elected civilian government which was overthrown… Read More Two Myanmar men arrested in U.S. over plot to harm UN envoy

UN calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar, urges military junta to release political detainees

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The General Assembly adopted a resolution with the support of 119 countries several months after the military overthrew… Read More UN calls for halt of weapons to Myanmar, urges military junta to release political detainees

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial

Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial on Monday, appearing unwell as the first witnesses took the stand in cases against her of illegally possessing walkie-talkie radios and breaking coronavirus protocols, her lawyer said. Suu Kyi, 75, faces a slew of charges since being overthrown by the army in a February 1… Read More Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial

Former Myanmar coronavirus vaccination programme chief arrested

The former head of Myanmar’s COVID-19 immunisation programme has been arrested and faces charges of high treason for colluding with opponents of the military authorities, state media reported on Monday. Myanmar’s healthcare system and coronavirus prevention measures have collapsed since the army seized power on February 1 and overthrew elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi,… Read More Former Myanmar coronavirus vaccination programme chief arrested

UN rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet warns of violence escalation in Myanmar

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday of that violence in Myanmar is intensifying and condemned the army’s “outrageous” use of heavy weapons, while urging a wider diplomatic effort to pressure the ruling generals. Michelle Bachelet said the junta had shown no willingness to implement a five-point consensus it agreed with… Read More UN rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet warns of violence escalation in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi

New corruption cases have been opened against Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other former officials from her government, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar said on Thursday. The cases are the latest of a series brought against elected leader Suu Kyi, who was overthrown by the army on February 1 in… Read More Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Several dead as Myanmar junta forces clash with villagers in Ayeyarwady delta region

Myanmar’s security forces clashed with villagers armed with catapults and crossbows during a search for weapons in the Ayeyarwady river delta region on Saturday and local media reported as many as 20 people had been killed. State television news said three “terrorists” had been killed and two arrested at the village of Hlayswe as security… Read More Several dead as Myanmar junta forces clash with villagers in Ayeyarwady delta region