Tag: Myanmar

Singapore says ASEAN not as effective as hoped in Myanmar

SINGAPORE, Aug 20 – The progress by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Myanmar has not been as effective as hoped, Singapore’s foreign minister said in an interview. The United Nations and many countries have urged ASEAN, whose 10 members include Myanmar, to restore stability through […]

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Myanmar in the field of health research

DELHI, JUNE 30: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India and the Department of Medical Research (DMR), Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar signed oin February, […]

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 […]

India frets as Myanmar’s pro-democracy fighters cross border

Thousands of people fleeing the junta’s crackdown in Myanmar have crossed into India’s far-flung eastern states, leading to worries among officials there that the region could become a staging post for pro-democracy activists and stoke instability. Three Indian states – Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland – are currently sheltering […]

AP journalist Thein Zaw released from detention in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Thein Zaw, a journalist for The Associated Press who was arrested more than three weeks ago while covering a protest against the coup in Myanmar, was released from detention on Wednesday. Visibly thinner than before his arrest, Thein Zaw waved and smiled to photographers as […]

Indian border state pushes Prime Minister Modi to do more in Myanmar

An Indian border state, into which more than 1,000 people from Myanmar have sought refuge, is pushing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration to engage with representatives of the southeast Asian country’s ousted elected government. By calling for the restoration of democracy but unwilling to openly condemn the military, […]

Myanmar security forces intensify crackdown on protesters

YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in Myanmar pointed guns toward anti-coup protesters and attacked them with sticks on Monday, seeking to quell the large-scale demonstrations calling for the military junta that seized power earlier this month to reinstate the elected government. More than 1,000 protesters rallied in front […]

Myanmar army hunts protest backers over social media comments

Myanmar’s army is hunting for seven well-known supporters of protests against this month’s coup and they face charges over comments on social media that threaten national stability, the army said on Saturday. Among those named was Min Ko Naing, a one-time leader of bloodily suppressed protests in 1988, […]

Three wounded in Myanmar as hundreds of thousands of protesters defy junta

 Supporters of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi clashed with police on Friday as hundreds of thousands joined nationwide pro-democracy demonstrations in defiance of the junta’s call to halt mass gatherings. The United Nations human rights office said more than 350 people, including officials, activists and monks, […]

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