People line up outside a bank to withdraw cash, in Yangon, Myanmar May 13, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Myanmar currency drops 60% in weeks as economy tanks since February coup

Sept 29 (Reuters) – Myanmar‘s currency has lost more than 60% of its value since the beginning of September, driving up food and fuel prices in an economy that has tanked since a military coup eight months ago. Many gold shops and money…

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Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against Suu Kyi

New corruption cases have been opened against Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other former officials from her government, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar said on…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 24, 2007, Buddhist monks march in protest in Yangon / AFP

Buddhist monks in Myanmar split on anti-junta movement

Myanmar’s Buddhist monkhood led an earlier struggle against military rule but is split on the coup that ended the country’s nascent democracy, with some prominent religious leaders defending the new…

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Myanmar Report: Forget COVID-19 and line up from 4am for minutes with the ATMs

YANGON – Three months after the February 1st coup, by the Tatmadaw (military), Yangon is seeing a new kind of large gathering. While anti-coup protests persist, lethal crackdowns, with hundreds…

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Screencapture from Myawaddy TV news reports about detained Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi.

Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over ‘fake news’

The Myanmar junta has charged under a “fake news” law, a report said Tuesday, in the latest blow to press freedom since the military seized power. Freelance reporter Yuki Kitazumi…

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Protesters hold signs in support of the National Unity Government (NUG) during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon’s Sanchaung township on April 27, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Myanmar unity government tells ASEAN no talks until prisoners freed

Myanmar’s pro-democracy unity government, formed to oppose the military junta that seized power nearly three months ago, on Wednesday ruled out talks on the crisis until all political prisoners are…

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This handout photo taken and released on April 24, 2021 by the Indonesian Presidential Palace shows Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing during his arrival at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Tangerang, to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit on the Myanmar crisis. (Photo by HANDOUT / INDONESIAN PRESIDENTIAL PALACE / AFP)

Stability before ASEAN proposals to be considered — Myanmar junta leader

Myanmar military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing said he will consider proposals by ASEAN to solve the ongoing crisis in Myanmar after peace and stability is restored in his country….

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(FILES) UN Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener / AFP

UN envoy in Bangkok to pursue efforts to end Myanmar crisis

UN envoy to Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener is in Bangkok to begin a tour of Asia in an effort to help find ways to end the ongoing crisis in Myanmar….

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Myanmar ambassador to London locked out of embassy after breaking with military

LONDON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s ambassador to London told Reuters he was locked out of the embassy on Wednesday, with sources saying his deputy had shut him out of the building…

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File / Men run during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar March 28, 2021./ REUTERS

U.N. special envoy tells Security Council to act to avoid ‘bloodbath’ in Myanmar

United Nations special envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener told a session of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that “a bloodbath is imminent” because of the military’s intensified crackdown…

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An anti-coup protester walks past burning tires after activists launched a “garbage strike” against the military rule, in Yangon, Myanmar March 30, 2021. / REUTERS

Myanmar protesters hold vigils as U.S. orders non-essential staff to leave

Myanmar activists held candle-lit vigils overnight after scores of deaths in recent days from a military crackdown on anti-coup protesters and clashes in ethnic border areas, as the United States…

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Ex-FM Surakiart sees “pivotal role” of Thai military in solving Myanmar crisis

Former Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai has urged the Thai military, which is known for its close relationships with the Myanmar junta leaders, to take the lead in helping to find…

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Family members grieve over the body of teenage bystander Tun Tun Aung at a cemetery in Mandalay on March 23, 2021, a day after he was shot dead in front of his home by security forces during a crackdown on demonstrations against the military coup. / AFP

Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 500

More than 500 people have been killed in the Myanmar junta’s brutal crackdown on protests against its coup to oust civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a local monitoring group…

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File photo / Protesters take cover behind homemade shields during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon / AFP

Myanmar protesters take to streets after bloodiest weekend

Protesters and mourners took to the streets of Myanmar on Monday after the deadliest weekend since the military coup, as US President Joe Biden led international condemnation of the junta’s…

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Tires burn on a street as protests against the military coup continue, in Mandalay, Myanmar March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Exclusive: Top military officers from U.S., allies to condemn violence by Myanmar security forces

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top military officer from the United States and nearly a dozen of his counterparts are set to condemn on Saturday the deadly use of force by…

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Thai authorities estimate that around three quarters of illegal drugs entering their territory are routed through Laos / AFP

Thailand faces meth trafficking surge after Myanmar coup

A village watchman trains his binoculars on a suspicious fishing boat — the first line of defence as Thailand braces for a fresh methamphetamine influx after a coup in neighbouring…

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This screengrab provided via AFPTV taken on March 24, 2021 shows an empty street in Yangon, as demonstrators called for a “silent strike” in protest against the military coup. (Photo by – / AFPTV / AFP)

Myanmar set for silent strike after violence claims youngest victim

Myanmar activists plan more anti-coup protests on Wednesday, including a silent strike with many businesses due to close and calls for people to stay home, a day after a seven-year-old…

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File photo / an anti-coup protester uses a fire extinguisher to provide cover for others as security forces approach their encampment in Yangon, Myanmar. / AP

Crisis in Myanmar undermining “ASEAN centrality”

The ongoing crisis in Myanmar which has already claimed more than 230 lives is undermining what is known as “ASEAN centrality” and challenging the regional grouping’s policy of non-interference, a…

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Smoke billows from burning tyres set alight to create smoke cover during a crackdown at Bayint Naung Junction in Yangon, Myanmar March 16, 2021./ REUTERS

Myanmar Buddhist group signals break with authorities after bloody crackdown

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s most powerful Buddhist monks’ association called on the junta to end violence against protesters and accused an “armed minority” of torture and killing innocent civilians since last…

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FILE PHOTO: Anti-coup demonstrators take cover with shields under a makeshift tent as they face off with security forces at Hlaing Tharyar Township, Yangon, Myanmar March 14, 2021 / REUTERS

Thousands flee Myanmar industrial zone amid fears of more bloodshed

Thousands of residents fled an industrial suburb of Myanmar’s commercial capital on Tuesday, local media reported, amid fears of further bloodshed after dozens were killed there in anti-coup protests over…

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Khin Maung Zaw, lawyer for detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, answers questions from the media after leaving Zabuthiri township court in Naypyidaw on March 15, 2021, as the country remains in turmoil six weeks after a military coup. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Myanmar court adjourns Suu Kyi hearing over internet issues -lawyer

A court in military-ruled Myanmar was unable to hold a virtual hearing on Monday (March 15) for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of internet problems, and the hearing has been adjourned until March…

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Protesters react after tear gas was fired during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on March 8, 2021 / AFP

Thailand urges “utmost restraint”, release of detainees in Myanmar crisis

As pro-democracy protests continue in Myanmar, Thailand on Thursday reiterated the call for all sides in the strife-torn country to exercise “utmost restraint” and for people detained by the military…

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Anti-coup protesters hold makeshift shields during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, March 9, 2021. / AP

Protesters adapt tactics after Myanmar police use violence

Protesters against the military takeover in Myanmar carried homemade shields and moved with more caution and agility Tuesday, adapting their tactics to the escalating violence from security forces not reluctant…

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Anti-coup protesters discharge fire extinguishers to counter the impact of the tear gas fired by police during a demonstration in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, March 8, 2021. /AP

Two protesters killed in Myanmar, shops and factories closed

Two protesters were killed by gunshot wounds to the head in Myanmar on Monday, witnesses said, while shops, factories and banks were closed in the main city Yangon as part…

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A protester (C) holds up a coloured smoke flare during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay on March 7, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

Thousands of Myanmar anti-coup demonstrators defied a continued military crackdown Sunday, following overnight raids in Yangon in which an official from Aung San Suu Kyi’s party was beaten to death…

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Myanmar government reportedly clamping down on journalists

Myanmar government reportedly clamping down on journalists. This clip shows plain clothes officers making an arrest. The person being detained was later identified as Kyaw Kyaw Min, CEO of Monywa…

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Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador vows to fight after junta fired him

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Myanmar’s United Nations envoy in New York vowed to fight on Saturday after the junta fired him for urging countries to use “any means necessary” to…

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Supporters of Myanmar military coup rampage in Yangon

(Reuters) – Supporters of Myanmar’s military, some armed with knives and clubs, others firing catapults and throwing stones, attacked opponents of the Feb. 1 coup on Thursday, while Southeast Asian…

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People hold placards to form the word “Justice” during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 22, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Indonesian plan calls for Southeast Asia to hold Myanmar junta to election pledge

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia is pushing Southeast Asian neighbours to agree on an action plan over Myanmar’s coup that would keep the junta to its promise of holding elections, with…

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People gather during a candlelight vigil to protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar./ REUTERS

Myanmar gripped by strike as anti-coup protests build

Businesses shut in Myanmar on Monday in a general strike called to oppose the military coup and thousands of protesters gathered despite a threat from authorities that confrontation could cost…

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Facebook shuts down Myanmar army ‘True News’ page

A Facebook page run by the Myanmar junta’s “True News” information service was kicked off the platform Sunday after the tech giant accused it of inciting violence. Security forces in the country…

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Myanmar Journalists in Yangon participate the nationwide anti-coup demonstration against the military rule. / Lynn Hset Aung

Myanmar journalists quit as military regime tighten grip on media

Yangon – Eleven members of the Myanmar Press Council and more than a dozen journalists at a major English-language, The Myanmar Times, have left their jobs in the face of…

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Demonstrators take part in a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 17, 2021/ REUTERS

Myanmar coup protesters mass again, reject army’s claim it has public support

Tens of thousands of protesters, including show-business celebrities, on Wednesday rejected the Myanmar army’s assertion that the public supported its overthrow of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and said…

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Protesters hold up the three finger salute and banners as they march through a market area during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon on February 7, 2021. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Thousands rally in Yangon against Myanmar coup

Thousands rallied against the Myanmar coup in Yangon Sunday, as an internet blackout failed to quash outrage over the military’s power grab from elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. It…

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Myanmar migrants hold up portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi as they take part in a demonstration outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok on February 1, 2021, after Myanmar’s military detained the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s president in a coup. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Myanmar coup: What we know so far

The Myanmar military’s seizure of power on Monday follows weeks of tensions with civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her government. Suu Kyi and other top civilian leaders were taken into…

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