Tag: military junta

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.

Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

YANGON: Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in person at a court hearing on Monday (May 24) for the first time since her government was overthrown by the military in a Feb 1 coup, her lawyer told Reuters. Aung San Suu Kyi looked in good health and held a face-to-face meeting with her […]

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 […]

Japan reporter freed from Myanmar says inmates were abused (ငရဲခန်း စစ်ကြောရေး နဲ့ အင်းစိန်ထောင် ထဲက အခြေအနေ)

A Japanese journalist who was freed from a Myanmar prison said Friday that military and police interrogators repeatedly asked him about his friends, clients and made-up allegations. Yuki Kitazumi, a freelance journalist and a former reporter for Japan’s Nikkei business news, also said other inmates told him about abuses they suffered at the hands of […]

UN General Assembly to consider call for Myanmar arms embargo

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday (May 18) is set to consider a draft non-binding resolution calling for “an immediate suspension” of the transfer of weapons to the military junta of Myanmar, a UN official said on Sunday. Unlike Security Council resolutions, General Assembly resolutions are non-binding but carry strong political significance.If an approval […]

Children of the junta: the relatives of Myanmar’s military regime living in Australia ( ဩစတေးလျတွင် အာဏာသိမ်းစစ်တပ်နှင့် ဆွေမျိုးတော်စပ်သူများ နေထိုင်ခွင့် တင်းကျပ် )

Relatives of military-linked officials are being targeted by anti-coup campaigners in Australia – even if they oppose the junta themselves Bryan Tun has messaged his father only once since February, when a brutal coup swept the military to power in Myanmar, resulting in more than 700 civilian deaths. “Hey Dad,” he wrote to his father, […]

Swimmer calls for expulsion of junta-led Myanmar form (စစ်ကောင်စီလက်အောက်ကနေ တိုကျိုအိုလံပစ်ကို ဝင်ရောက်ပြိုင်ဆိုင်မှာ မဟုတ်ဘူးဆိုတဲ့ မြန်မာ့ရေကူးချန်ပီယံ ဝင်းထက်ဦး)

The 26-year-old initially wrote to the International Olympic Committee asking to compete as a neutral athlete, but his request was deniedOo, whose parents are Burmese, lives in Australia with his family and says he hopes to continue to bring attention to political injustice before Tokyo Burmese swimmer Win Htet Oo said his love for the […]

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