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An Assassination in Myanmar…and Preparing for a Civil War

“Nobody knew what happened to him. He just disappeared.” There is anguish in the voice of Thurain, who a few months ago was a young entrepreneur in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar. Now he’s part of an underground resistance group opposing the brutal Burmese military that overthrew the nation’s democratically elected government in February. […]

Total suspends gas-linked cash payments to Myanmar army

French energy giant Total said Wednesday that Myanmar’s army would no longer receive cash payments linked to a pipeline it operates through a joint venture with the military, following February’s military coup. Total said in a statement the decision was made at a May 12 meeting of shareholders of Moattama Gas Transportation Company Limited (MGTC), […]

Myanmar: Explosion in Thingangyun Township, Yangon, late May 25

Explosion in Thingangyun Township, Yangon, late May 25. Disruptions likely. Reports of casualties; avoid the area. EventAn explosion occurred along Wai Za Yan Tar Road in Thingangyun Township, Yangon, May 25. The cause of the blast is unclear. The explosion severely damaged a vehicle. Reports indicate the blast injured at least one person, while others […]

Do not give in to evil and division, Pope Francis tells Myanmar community

The people of Myanmar must not despair in the face of evil or allow themselves to be divided, Pope Francis said on Sunday (May 16) at a special Mass for the Myanmar community in Italy. Myanmar’s military seized power in a Feb 1 coup, derailing the country’s tentative progress towards full democracy and triggering protests […]

Myanmar junta imposes martial law in town (မင်းတပ်မြို့နယ်ကို စစ်အုပ်ချုပ်ရေး ကြေညာ)

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the coup on February 1, with protests almost daily against military rule across the country and ethnic militias stepping up attacks, overrunning military posts.Myanmar’s junta has declared martial law in a town in Chin State after blaming “armed terrorists” for attacks on a police station and a bank, state […]

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