Myanmar resistance asks US for US$500 million in non-lethal aid

Myanmar’s armed resistance groups are asking the US government for over half a billion dollars in humanitarian and non-lethal aid to help them oust the country’s military regime, including money…

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ASEAN chair Indonesia has little to show for Myanmar peace drive – diplomats

Indonesia, working on behalf of southeast Asian nations, has little to show so far for its intense behind-the-scenes efforts to bridge gaps between factions in Myanmar’s conflict, diplomatic sources say….

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Crime rate rising in Myanmar’s business capital

Ever since the coup on February 1st, 2021, Myanmar has been in turmoil.  From political to economic woes, the current administration, led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, has yet…

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Relatives wait in front of the Insein Prison for the release of prisoners in Yangon on April 17, 2022. (Photo by STR / AFP)

One year on from ASEAN consensus, Myanmar no closer to peace

Myanmar’s military junta has failed to normalize conditions in the strife-torn country following a subdued water festival punctuated by violence and an unpopular plan to reopen for tourism. Meanwhile, ASEAN…

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This image made from video by National Unity Government (NUG) via Facebook, shows Duwa Lashi La, the acting president of the National Unity Government (NUG), posted on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Myanmar. Myanmar’s NUG, an underground body coordinating resistance to the military regime, on Tuesday called for a nationwide uprising. The shadow government’s acting president Duwa Lashi La called for revolt “in every village, town and city in the entire country at the same time” against the military-installed government and declared a so-called ”state of emergency.” (National Unity Government via Facebook via AP)

Myanmar opposition calls for national uprising against army

(AP) — The main underground group coordinating resistance to Myanmar’s military government issued a sweeping call for a nationwide uprising on Tuesday, raising the prospect of spiraling unrest. The National…

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Trial of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to begin next week

The trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will begin next week, her lawyer told AFP Monday, with the Nobel laureate facing an eclectic raft of charges, from…

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Students wait outside classrooms in Sittwe, capital of western Rakhine State on June 1, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Myanmar Report: Schools reopen amidst political conflict and COVID-19 outbreak

Basic education schools across Myanmar finally reopened on June 1st, after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, followed by the coup in February. While critics say the forced…

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Protesters hold up the three finger salute as they take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Tarmwe township in Yangon on April 26, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Myanmar Report: The actual result of the ASEAN summit will be found in Myanmar

While the international community watches ASEAN and the actions of the junta closely over the upcoming weeks, many in Myanmar do not believe that the ASEAN five-point consensus will be…

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