The Kremlin did not grant Min Aung Hlaing, the mastermind of Myanmar’s coup, the full diplomatic traditions accorded to heads of state during his four-day visit But experts say his reception was no snub. Russia appreciates a big-spending buyer of its military equipment and sees a chance to rattle the West. Min Aung Hlaing meanwhile […]
Demonstrations and a deadly crackdown have roiled the nation since a Feb. 1 coup brought back full military rule following years of quasi-democracy.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the chief of Myanmar’s military, met Friday with Brunei’s Second Minister for Foreign Affairs Erywan Pehin Yusof and compatriot Lim Jock Hoi, secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw.
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.
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 […]
The military regime’s Ministry of Defence has scrapped the retirement age of 65 for its leaders: commander-in-chief and his deputy. Days after the military coup in February, the ministry scrapped the age limit for the two, enabling Sen Gen Min Aung Hlaing, who turned 65 in April – which was seen by some observers as […]
Myanmar nationals continue ‘social punishment’ campaigns and lobby lawmakers abroad to blacklist the adult children of junta membersThe National Unity Government (NUG) is planning to work with foreign countries to introduce and expand sanctions against the overseas relatives of Myanmar’s coup council members, according to the NUG’s human rights minister. The NUG is the interim […]