Category: Democracy and Justice

Russia keeps Myanmar general Min Aung Hlaing at arm’s length: close enough to sell weapons to, but short of a full embrace

The Kremlin did not grant Min Aung Hlaing, the mastermind of Myanmar’s coup, the full diplomatic traditions accorded to heads of state during his four-day visit But experts say his reception was no snub. Russia appreciates a big-spending buyer of its military equipment and sees a chance to rattle the West. Min Aung Hlaing meanwhile […]

NUG prepares to sign Rome statute to sue the military council in International Criminal Court

In an effort to sue the military council at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the atrocities committed by the council, NUG is preparing to sign the Rome statute, NUG’s Deputy Foreign Minister U Moe Zaw Oo told at a press conference.

ASEAN meets with China as progress on Myanmar consensus stalls

ASEAN “will appreciate” China’s help in carrying out its five-point consensus to resolve the crisis in Myanmar, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Monday as the regional bloc looks to spur slow progress on the outcome of its emergency meeting in April.

Employers forcing Myanmar people in Japan to choose between politics and work

Myanmar people living in Japan have been criticized for taking part in protests against the military coup in their home country during the coronavirus pandemic, with employers putting pressure on them not to attend and others saying they should go back to their country to express their opposition.

Ousted Myanmar politicians call for Rohingya to join fight against junta

NUG says it will scrap law denying citizenship, in ‘notable step forward’ for rights of Rohingya peopleMyanmar’s parallel government has urged Rohingya to join with them in fighting the military junta, promising to offer justice and citizenship to the persecuted minority.

Southeast Asian states want to drop proposed UN call for Myanmar arms embargo

Nine Southeast Asian nations have proposed watering down a United Nations General Assembly draft resolution on Myanmar, including removing a call for an arms embargo on the country, in a bid to win the unanimous support of the 193-member body.

Football: Japan thrash Myanmar in World Cup qualifier after protests on and off pitch

Japan thrashed Myanmar 10-0 on Friday (May 28) to cruise into the third round of Asian World Cup qualifier, after protesters had raised anti-junta three-fingered salutes on and off the pitch. About 70 protesters gathered before kick-off outside the stadium in Chiba, near Tokyo, carrying pictures of detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and […]

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