Tag: Myanmar military coup

Myanmar resistance movement calls for nationwide uprising

BANGKOK — The main underground group coordinating resistance to Myanmar’s military government called for a nationwide uprising on Tuesday. The National Unity Government views itself as a shadow government composed of elected legislators who were barred from taking their seats when the military seized power in February. The […]

Myanmar military leader takes new title of prime minister in caretaker government – state media

BANGKOK, Aug 1 – Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on a new title as prime minister of a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government. Min Aung Hlaing has chaired the military-backed […]

Residents: Myanmar leaders use pandemic as political weapon

BANGKOK — With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, allegations are growing from residents and human rights activists that the military government, which seized control in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition. In the last week, the per capita death rate in Myanmar surpassed […]

Jailed Myanmar politician dies from COVID-19 as infections spike

July 20 – Myanmar politician Nyan Win, a senior adviser to ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, died in hospital on Tuesday after becoming infected with COVID-19 in jail, his party said, as the Southeast Asian country struggles with an exponential rise in infections. Nyan Win, 78, who […]

Myanmar puts Suu Kyi on trial on charges critics call bogus

BANGKOK — Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial Monday on charges that many observers say are an attempt by the junta that deposed her to eliminate her as a political force, erase the country’s democratic gains and cement the military’s power. Suu Kyi’s prosecution […]

Demonstrations, defiance as Myanmar marks 4 months since coup

Pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets in towns around Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce the country’s military, marking four months since it ousted an elected government and unleashed a wave of nationwide anger. Despite a bloody crackdown by security forces, Myanmar’s military is still struggling to impose order […]

Myanmar junta attacks western town that resisted coup

BANGKOK — The U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar expressed concern about reports of fierce government attacks on a town in western Chin state, where the ruling junta declared martial law because of armed resistance to military rule. The fighting began around 6 a.m. Saturday when government troops […]

100 days in power, Myanmar junta holds pretense of control

BANGKOK — After Myanmar’s military seized power by ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, it couldn’t even make the trains run on time. State railway workers were among the earliest organized opponents of the February takeover, and they went on strike. Health workers who founded […]

Myanmar junta says seeks stability before allowing ASEAN envoy visit

Myanmar’s ruling junta is focusing on creating a stable situation in the country before agreeing to allow a visit by a Southeast Asian envoy, as part of a five-point consensus agreed by regional leaders last month, an official said on Friday. Major Kaung Htet San, a spokesman for […]

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