Tag: democracy

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.

Around 40 Myanmar Junta Troops Killed in Kayah State

Around 40 regime soldiers have reportedly been killed during fierce clashes by the Karenni People’s Defense Force (PDF), formed by civilian resistance fighters, and the Karenni Army in Kayah State on Sunday. A clash broke out in Moe Bye on the Shan-Kayah state border on Sunday morning with the regime forces indiscriminately firing artillery shells […]

Myanmar junta’s electoral body to dissolve Suu Kyi party

Myanmar’s junta-appointed election commission will dissolve Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party for vote fraud in a November election, local media reported on Friday, citing a commissioner, who threatened action against “traitors” involved. News sites Myanmar Now and the Irrawaddy said the announcement was made at a meeting on Friday with political parties that was […]

Myanmar and a new kind of civil war

Urban dissidents trained by battle-hardened guerillas in thecountryside could make things harder for the Tatmadaw. In early 1989, I was passing through Bangkok when a friend from a Western embassy invited me to what she called “a secret meeting”. She knew that I was a Myanmar-watcher, but what interested her most was the fact that […]

Villagers in Myingyan repel junta’s forces for the third time (မြင်းခြံ၊ တလုပ်မြို့ကို စစ်ကောင်စီတပ် တတိယအကြိမ် ဝင်စီး )

At least one soldier was killed during the latest attempt to enter a village in Mandalay Region’s Myingyan Township on Tuesday Residents of a village in Mandalay Region’s Myingyan Township successfully held off an attempted raid by regime forces on Tuesday, killing one soldier and injuring two, according to local sources. The locals, armed only […]

DVB calls on Thailand not to deport its journalists to Myanmar DVB ( သတင်းသမားတချို့ ထိုင်းအာဏာပိုင်၏ ဖမ်းဆီးခံရ)

The three journalists and two activists are expected to appear in court on Tuesday on charges of ‘illegal entry’.Three Myanmar journalists and two activists are set to appear in a court in Thailand on Tuesday charged with “illegal entry” as the reporters’ news organisation urged the authorities not to deport them to Myanmar because their […]

Military re-opens universities but few students attend (စစ်ကျွန်ပညာရေး အလိုမရှိ)

Myanmar’s military government has this week re-opened universities, colleges and institutes for doctoral courses, masters studies (written test) and final-year undergraduate students, partly to show the country is functioning normally. But only a handful of students attended, according to witnesses and student union sources across the country. The state-run newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar […]

THE PENAL CODE 505 OF MYANMAR (ပုဒ်မ၅၀၅ ဆိုသည်မှာ)

Articles which have been used used in political cases Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report,—(a) with intent to -cause, or which is likely to cause, any officer, soldier, sailor or airman, in the Army, Navy orAir Force [* * ]1 to mutiny or otherwise disregard or fail in his duty as […]

We are not naive anymore: Myanmar EAOs skeptical about federal army (ကျွန်တော်တို့ အယုံမလွယ်တော့ဘူး)

The ousting of the National League for Democracy in the February 1 coup triggered a major shift in power dynamics between Myanmar’s ethnic groups. Now, with talk of a federal army and government growing, minority groups are pushing the Bamar majority for real changeSeven decades of ethnic warfare in Myanmar have produced an abundance of […]

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