In this file photo taken on March 12, 2021, protesters hold up the three-finger salute and placards with the image of detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi while using their mobile torches during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon.(Photo by STR / AFP)

Myanmar Journal: Another charge for Suu Kyi, just before the annual Thingyan

April 12 – The next court hearing for Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled for April 26th, after a criminal charge, under section 25 of the natural disaster management law,…

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A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant in the Orussey market, after it was temporarily closed following a few vendors testing positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Phnom Penh on April 4, 2021. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP)

Cambodian PM threatens quarantine-breakers with jail

Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen threatened quarantine-breakers with jail time Saturday and warned civil servants they could lose their jobs if they go unvaccinated, as the country grapples with a…

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This handout from Free Burma Rangers taken on March 29, 2021 and received on March 30, 2021 shows a Karen villager carrying a boy, injured during air strikes in the area following the February military coup, while taking shelter in a jungle near Day Pu No in Hpa-pun in eastern Myanmar’s Karen state. (Photo by Handout / Free Burma Rangers / AFP)

Myanmar Journal: Ethnic armed forces coalition asks junta to stop the crackdown

(by David Tun in Yangon) The coverage on this live blog has ended — for up-to-date coverage on the Myanmar protest, visit the April Myanmar Journal. March 30 – A…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 21, 2021, a protester holds a sign outside the US Embassy in Yangon, during a demonstration against the military coup. (Photo by Sai Aung Main / AFP)

US orders departure of non-essential diplomats from Myanmar

The US State Department has ordered the departure of non-essential diplomats from Myanmar, it said in a statement Tuesday, amid a crackdown on protesters that has killed hundreds since the…

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Anti-coup protesters abandon their makeshift barricade and run as policemen charge in Yangon, Myanmar, Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photos)

BBC journalist ‘missing’ as junta crackdown triggers Yangon exodus

A Burmese journalist with the BBC’s Myanmar language news service went “missing” on Friday, as civilians fled the coup-hit country’s largest city after the junta’s deadly crackdown on dissent. Myanmar…

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Protesters stand near makeshift barricades during demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon on March 15, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

At least 20 dead in Myanmar crackdown, and more than 150 reportedly killed since coup

At least 20 people were killed in Myanmar on Monday after another day of unrest and protests against the junta, a local monitoring group said. While the United Nations said…

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A protester holds onto the shirt of a fallen comrade, during a crackdown by security forces on demonstrations against the military coup, in Hlaing Tharyar township in Yangon on March 14, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Myanmar Journal: Doctors and medics struggle to save lives while the death toll could well pass 150

(by David Tun in Yangon) The coverage on this live blog has ended — for up-to-date coverage on the Myanmar protest, visit the March Myanmar Journal. March 14 – It…

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Police fire tear gas on protesters during an anti-coup demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP Photo)

UN fears ‘crimes against humanity’ in Myanmar

Myanmar’s military is likely committing “crimes against humanity” in its attempt to stay in power, a UN expert said Thursday, as the junta claimed that ousted civilian leader Aung San…

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People wearing face masks walk along a street in Kuala Lumpur on March 2, 2021. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Malaysia unveils misinformation law, stoking free speech fears

Malaysia’s government introduced a law Thursday that punishes spreading coronavirus misinformation with jail time and hefty fines, sparking fury at what critics labelled an “appalling” attack on free speech. The…

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(Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN / AFP)

Singapore Airlines to pilot digital Covid travel pass

Singapore Airlines will begin trialling a coronavirus digital travel pass developed by aviation’s industry body next week, the carrier said Monday, the first airline to pilot the scheme as the pandemic-hit…

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Social Punishment and Civil Disobedience, the weapons of Myanmar people

In the ongoing conflicts between military and the anti-coup protesters, the civilians have two main weapons; the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and Social Punishment (SP). While the CDM is aimed…

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This photograph taken on January 22, 2021 shows Thousands of panels glinting in the sun stretch into the sea off Singapore, part of the land-scarce city-state’s push to build floating solar farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)

Space-starved Singapore builds floating solar farms in climate fight

Thousands of panels glinting in the sun stretch into the sea off Singapore, part of the land-scarce city-state’s push to build floating solar farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It may…

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Members of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Four Paws team interact with dogs during an operation to rescue dogs from a slaughterhouse in the town of Skun in Kampong Cham province on March 4, 2021. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP)

Cambodian dog slaughterhouse shuts as meat trade faces pressure

A notorious slaughterhouse in Cambodia that has killed more than a million dogs was closed on Thursday as the country steps up efforts to end the trade in their meat….

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A recipient of the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine looks on in the driver’s seat of his vehicle during a drive-through vaccination service in Nusa Dua, Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, on March 1, 2021. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

Bali kicks off drive-thru virus jabs for hospitality workers

Indonesian resort island Bali has launched a drive-thru vaccination campaign targeting thousands of hospitality workers, as the popular tourist destination eyes reopening to foreign visitors. Billed as the first such…

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A health worker receives the first Sinovac vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus disease at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Manila on March 1, 2021. (Photo by MARIA TAN / AFP)

‘Light’ after darkness as Philippines Covid-19 vaccinations begin

The Philippines launched its Covid-19 vaccination drive on Monday, with health workers, soldiers, police and government officials first in line to get donated Chinese jabs despite concerns over their effectiveness….

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Protesters run after police fired tear gas to disperse them during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on February 28, 2021. (Photo by Sai Aung Main / AFP)

Myanmar Journal: Sunday saw some protestors fight back, enraged by images of the indiscriminate killings and arrests

Daily round-up of the latest events in Myanmar by ThaiPBS World correspondent David Tun. The coverage on this live blog has ended — for up-to-date coverage on the Myanmar protest,…

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This aerial photograph shows apartment buildings in the outskirts of Bangkok. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

ASEAN property market takes a hit as people delay buying a home

Half of Thai consumers decide to put off buying and selling property for the time being. The governments of many ASEAN countries have taken measures to stimulate their economies over…

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Social media resistance

Across the South-East-Asian nation, millions have marched against military dictatorship. Both private and public workers have engaged in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), in an attempt to shake the military…

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The rilateral discussion between Thai, Myanmar and Indonesia Foreign Affair Ministers on February 24, 2021, in Bangkok.

Thailand says it supports peace and stability in Myanmar

Thailand is supporting peace and stability in Myanmar, which is in line with the desires of ASEAN and the international community, said the Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Thanee Saengrat. There…

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Staff members stand behind the desk of the reception lobby of the Connect@Changi, billed as the world’s first coronavirus-safe hotel and conference complex is pictured in Singapore. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)

Singapore virus-secure hotel looks to lure business travellers

Singapore launched what it billed as a coronavirus-secure hotel and meeting complex where visitors communicate via intercom through glass panels, as the Asian financial hub slowly opens up to the…

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Anti-coup protesters raise their hands with clenched fists during a rally near the Mandalay Railway Station in Mandalay, Myanmar, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after junta threat

Tens of thousands of anti-coup protesters rallied across Myanmar again on Monday despite a clear threat from the junta that it was prepared to use lethal force to crush what…

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Indonesian capital slammed by monsoon floods, more than 1,000 forced to evacuate

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Severe flooding across several areas in the Indonesian capital forced more than a thousand people to flee their homes on Saturday, with the country’s meteorology agency warning…

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People take part in a demonstration against the February 1 military coup, along a street in the town of Muse in Shan state, near the China-Myanmar border on February 8, 2021. STR / AFP

The Good, the bad and China

Despite its involvement in the UN Security Council meeting that issued a call for the release of those detained during the coup, the Chinese government may as well have sent…

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This picture taken on February 8, 2021 shows workers loading baskets of durians onto a truck for sale at a farm in Raub in Malaysia’s Pahang state as traders become more reliant on China’s appetite for the world’s smelliest fruit. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Malaysian durian trade battered as lockdown bites

Durians falling from trees are collected in nets on a farm in Malaysia, where a long lockdown has slowed domestic demand and left traders more reliant on China’s appetite for…

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Coffee sector full of beans despite pandemic

As cafes and office canteens shuttered worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, coffee growers feared 2020 would be a bitter year for business. But the sector was saved from ruin…

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Protesters hold up signs with an image of detained Myanmar leader Aung Saan Suu Kyi and demanding her release during a demonstration against the military coup in front of US embassy in Yangon on February 16, 2021. (Photo by SAI AUNG MAIN / AFP)

Myanmar under pressure at UN

The UN’s top rights body demanded Friday that Myanmar’s military restore civilian rule and immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi. In a resolution adopted without a vote, the 47-member Human…

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Myanmar draft cybersecurity law adds to protests over coup

A draft cybersecurity law due to be implemented in Myanmar has raised protests that it will be used to quash dissent rather than protect privacy. Human rights advocates issued statements…

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(FILES) This file photo taken on April 25, 2018 shows Rohingya refugees gathered behind a barbed-wire fence at a temporary settlement setup in a “no man’s land” border zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh, near Maungdaw district in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. – Myanmar’s stateless, conflict-scarred Rohingya community are on edge with the return of military rule, fearing further violence in a restive part of the country where others have shown support for the new regime. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Myanmar’s conflict-scarred Rohingya on edge with return of generals

Myanmar’s stateless, conflict-scarred Rohingya community are on edge with the return of military rule, fearing further violence in a restive part of the country where others have shown support for…

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This video grab taken on December 4, 2020 from an AFPTV video shows a Burmese smuggler (C) along with Rohingya refugees in a boat in Chakmarkul on August 26, 2020. – As scores die on a ship packed with desperate Rohingya, Burmese smugglers mercilessly beat and whip the still-living refugees in a graphic video obtained by AFP that shows rarely seen images from the frontlines of human trafficking. (Photo by – / AFPTV / AFP)

Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

Dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, were caught as they arrived by boat in Malaysia last month after fleeing a refugee camp in neighbouring Indonesia, police said Friday. Almost 400 members…

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In this image made from video provided by the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), a protester holds a sign that says ‘Free Aung San Suu Kyi’ with an image of the deposed Myanmar leader as they march in Yangon, Myanmar Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (DVB via AP)

Myanmar coup to take big toll on trade with Thailand, the world: Experts

Thai and other foreign companies are expected to delay their investments in Myanmar following a military coup that threatens Thai border trade and migrant labour. Myanmar’s military seized power on…

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Myanmar has 134 More Political Prisoners Following Military Coup

As of Friday morning, 134 officials, leaders and lawmakers from the National League for Democracy (NLD), political activists, monks and writers have been detained by the military, according to the…

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(FILES) This file photo taken on June 10, 2020 shows students queueing up to get their temperature taken at a junior high school in Banda Aceh. – Indonesia has banned schools from forcing girls to wear Islamic “hijab” headscarves after the case of a Christian pupil pressured to cover up sparked outrage in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. (Photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP)

Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic ‘hijab’ scarves for schoolgirls

Indonesia has banned schools from forcing girls to wear Islamic “hijab” headscarves after the case of a Christian pupil pressured to cover up sparked outrage in the world’s most populous Muslim…

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Motorists pass military vehicles near a guesthouse, where members of parliament reside, in the country’s capital Naypyidaw on February 3, 2021, as Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was formally charged on Wednesday two days after she was detained in a military coup. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Facebook disrupted in Myanmar as UN chief warns coup must fail

Facebook services in Myanmar were disrupted on Thursday, days after the army seized power, as UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the world must rally to ensure the military putsch fails. Myanmar plunged back…

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A medical staff wearing a red ribbon on his uniform attends to a patient at a hospital in Yangon on February 3, 2021 as calls for a civil disobedience gather pace following a military coup detaining civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. (Photo by STR / various sources / AFP)

Myanmar medics lead sprouting civil disobedience calls after coup

Calls for a civil disobedience campaign in Myanmar gathered pace  Wednesday as the United States formally declared the military’s takeover a coup and vowed further penalties for the generals behind the putsch….

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People walk during their lunch break in the financial business district of Raffles Place in Singapore on January 11, 2021. (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)

Singapore limits contact-tracing data access after outcry

Singapore‘s parliament passed a law Tuesday limiting the use of data collected for coronavirus contact-tracing after the government admitted it could be accessed by police, sparking privacy concerns. The city-state…

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This picture taken on January 27, 2012 shows a truck passing by a sign on a road leading to a deep sea port project in Mayingyi, part of the Dawei Special Economic Zone development, a planned 50 billion USD deep sea port and factory development led by a Thai industrial giant, in southern Myanmar. Anger is growing in villages earmarked to be flattened for a huge industrial area in south Myanmar as activists step up the pressure amid signs that the project may be faltering. (Photo by Soe Than WIN / AFP)

The inside story of Thailand and Myanmar’s troubled Dawei mega-project

Myanmar’s long-delayed Dawei mega-project experienced yet another setback after contracts with Thailand’s construction giant Italian-Thai Development were cancelled recently. The ambitious, but controversial Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ) project seeks…

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This picture taken on January 27, 2012 shows a Buddhist monk looking at a board showing a map of a deep sea port project in Mayingyi, part of the Dawei Special Economic Zone development, a planned 50 billion USD deep sea port and factory development led by a Thai industrial giant, in southern Myanmar. Anger is growing in villages earmarked to be flattened for a huge industrial area in south Myanmar as activists step up the pressure amid signs that the project may be faltering. (Photo by Soe Than WIN / AFP)

Myanmar cancels Thai investment in controversial mega-port

Myanmar on Monday announced it was cancelling contracts with a Thai industrial giant to work on a controversial deep sea port project. The Dawei mega-project was touted as a way…

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