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ASEAN meets with China as progress on Myanmar consensus stalls

ASEAN “will appreciate” China’s help in carrying out its five-point consensus to resolve the crisis in Myanmar, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Monday as the regional bloc looks to spur slow progress on the outcome of its emergency meeting in April.

Myanmar forces clash with villagers in delta region, media report 20 dead

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.

Football: Japan thrash Myanmar in World Cup qualifier after protests on and off pitch

Japan thrashed Myanmar 10-0 on Friday (May 28) to cruise into the third round of Asian World Cup qualifier, after protesters had raised anti-junta three-fingered salutes on and off the pitch. About 70 protesters gathered before kick-off outside the stadium in Chiba, near Tokyo, carrying pictures of detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and […]

UN Envoy To Myanmar: Situation ‘still Very Bad’

The special envoy of the United Nations secretary-general for Myanmar said the situation in the country was “still very bad” with a lot of casualties, thousands of arrested people, and 100 people missing.The special envoy of the United Nations secretary-general for Myanmar said the situation in the country was “still very bad” with a lot […]

Muhyiddin, UN Sec-Gen held in-depth discussions on Myanmar and Palestine issues — PMO (Updated)

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres, today held in-depth discussions on the issues of Myanmar and Palestine. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a statement said the discussion was held after Antonio contacted Muhyiddin by telephone, which shows UN’s recognition of the important roles played by Malaysia in […]

Regional lawmaker shot dead in southern Myanmar

YANGON : A regional lawmaker of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) was shot dead in Myanmar’s southern Mon state on Thursday (May 27), the party said in a statement. Chairman U Myint Swe of the USDP in Mon state, along with his wife, was shot by two gunmen in motorbike in Bilin township […]

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 […]

20 Myanmar soldiers killed in raid on police station (မိုးဗြဲ ရဲစခန်း PDF သိမ်း၊ ရဲများကို လက်နက်နှင့်အတူ ဖမ်းမိ)

Twenty Myanmar soldiers and policemen were killed on Sunday morning when anti-coup forces stormed a police station in southern Shan State, independent local media reported. The Irrawaddy newspaper reported that the attack on the police station in Moebye was carried out by the People’s Defense Forces supported by local militia. Radio Free Asia reported that […]

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 […]

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