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.
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.
A military coup that overthrows a democratically elected government and sparks three months of nationwide protests and strikes.
Yangon, June 1Over the last month, more than 500 junta troops died and 300 were injured, according to figures collected by the BAP.At least 577 junta soldiers were killed and 378 wounded from May 1 to 31.
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), […]
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 […]
Thousands who fled the town as it was seized by the military are also in desperate need of supplies, aid workers say More than 10,000 people fled the town of Mindat in southern Chin State in recent days after the Myanmar military launched an all-out offensive there in a bid to crush an armed uprising […]
Ma Thuzar Wint Lwin hopes to use her international platform as a pageant contestant to criticize the country’s military coup and support the pro-democracy movement. As a girl, Ma Thuzar Wint Lwin would watch the Miss Universe pageant and wish that she could be the one onstage representing her country, Myanmar. She entered her first […]
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 […]
Protesters rallied in towns and cities around Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce its military rulers, 100 days after the generals’ overthrow of an elected government pitched the country into its biggest crisis in decades. Demonstrators took part in marches, motorcycle convoys and flash protests to evade security forces, some making three-finger gestures of defiance as […]