Demonstrations and a deadly crackdown have roiled the nation since a Feb. 1 coup brought back full military rule following years of quasi-democracy.
Government troops in Myanmar have burned most of a village in the country’s central heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by independent media and on social networks. The action appeared to be an attempt to suppress resistance against the ruling military junta.
The plane was carrying senior military personnel and monks when it crashed close to a steel plant near Pyin Oo Lwin, a hill town in the Mandalay region.
UN says people fleeing military’s ‘brutal, indiscriminate attacks’ in eastern Kayah are in dire need of food and water.
June 6, KayahThe junta troops severely attacked Demoso and Moe Byal, cities in the state of Kayah, after announcing that residents had to evacuate the cities on June 4.
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.
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer has met Min Aung Hlaing, chief of Myanmar’s junta, in the first visit by a senior western official to the capital, Naypyitaw, since the Feb. 1 coup.
A military coup that overthrows a democratically elected government and sparks three months of nationwide protests and strikes.
Violence in Myanmar is worsening, and the running of the state is at risk of coming to a standstill in the absence of a collective international response to the country’s coup, the UN Security Council has reportedly heard from the UN special envoy to the country.
May 29The Chin National Front (CNF), an armed group, signed a contract with the National Unity Government (NUG) on 29 May and became the first group to formally cooperate with NUG.