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The state administration council, as the junta calls itself, also appointed Min Aung Hlaing as the prime minister of the “caretaker government.”(Reuters)

Myanmar military leader extends rule, pledges new multiparty elections in 2023

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 03:34 PM IST
In a televised address, leader of the junta Min Aung Hlaing announced the decision to extend the military’s rule.
Myanmar: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, expressed concern over the violence shaking Cali.(AFP)
Myanmar: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, expressed concern over the violence shaking Cali.(AFP)

Myanmar has plunged into a ‘human rights catastrophe’: UN rights chief

Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 04:12 PM IST
  • Myanmar’s armed forces carried out a coup d’etat in February by detaining de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other politicians after weeks of heightened tensions owing to a disputed election.
Cases Aung San Suu Kyi already faced ranged from violating coronavirus protocols while campaigning and illegally possessing walkie-talkie radios to breaking the Official Secrets Act.(Reuters File Photo)
Cases Aung San Suu Kyi already faced ranged from violating coronavirus protocols while campaigning and illegally possessing walkie-talkie radios to breaking the Official Secrets Act.(Reuters File Photo)

Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against Aung San Suu Kyi

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 12:24 AM IST
The cases are the latest of a series brought against elected leader Suu Kyi, 75, whose overthrow in a Feb. 1 coup has plunged Myanmar into chaos, with daily protests and strikes and unrest in far-flung regions that anti-junta militias said had claimed the lives of 37 soldiers on Thursday.
In the country's largest city Yangon, people are forming long lines outside banks every day before dawn, to get cash. 2021. REUTERS/Stringer(REUTERS)
In the country's largest city Yangon, people are forming long lines outside banks every day before dawn, to get cash. 2021. REUTERS/Stringer(REUTERS)

People in Myanmar facing cash shortage under military rule

ANI | , Naypyitaw
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 07:08 AM IST
  • Four months into military rule since a February 1 military coup that ousted the civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi, and with a weakening local currency, the junta has yet to rein in the economic woes precipitated by the power grab
People look at thick columns of black smoke from Hkamti, Sagaing, Myanmar. (REUTERS)
People look at thick columns of black smoke from Hkamti, Sagaing, Myanmar. (REUTERS)

Pro-democracy protesters seize police post, kill security forces in Myanmar

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 04:32 PM IST
A gun battle also erupted near the Chinese border early on Sunday, while on Saturday an armed ethnic group opposed to the coup launched an attack on a jade mining town on the other side of Myanmar, near India.
Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate, is widely popular in her country for striving to bring about democratic reforms non-violently.(Reuters)
Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate, is widely popular in her country for striving to bring about democratic reforms non-violently.(Reuters)

Myanmar coup: Junta leader says Aung San Suu Kyi 'in good health'

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest and has made no physical public appearances since the military took control of the country on February 1 this year.
Students, who have been at the forefront of daily protests at which hundreds of people have been killed by security forces, also said they planned to boycott classes. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo(REUTERS)
Students, who have been at the forefront of daily protests at which hundreds of people have been killed by security forces, also said they planned to boycott classes. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo(REUTERS)

More than 125,000 teachers in Myanmar suspended for opposing coup

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 06:17 AM IST
  • The suspensions have come days before the start of a new school year, which some teachers and parents are boycotting as part of the campaign that has paralysed the country since the coup cut short a decade of democratic reforms.
Myanmar's army seized power on February 1, overthrowing and detaining the elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.(AP)
Myanmar's army seized power on February 1, overthrowing and detaining the elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.(AP)

Myanmar junta-appointed electoral body to dissolve Suu Kyi party: Report

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy Party (NLD) was formed around leading opponents of military rule during a student-led uprising in 1988 and has won every election it was allowed to contest.
Anti-coup protesters march along a street in Yangon, Myanmar.(AP File Photo )
Anti-coup protesters march along a street in Yangon, Myanmar.(AP File Photo )

Myanmar junta declares martial law in town after attacks on bank, police

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 11:06 AM IST
In the face of widespread opposition, the junta has struggled to retain order amid daily protests in cities and fighting in border states since overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end tentative steps towards democracy.
Multiple court hearings in the capital Naypyidaw have seen Aung San Suu Kyi - who attended via video conferencing from under house arrest - express frustration at the pace of the proceedings.(Reuters)
Multiple court hearings in the capital Naypyidaw have seen Aung San Suu Kyi - who attended via video conferencing from under house arrest - express frustration at the pace of the proceedings.(Reuters)

Suu Kyi ordered to show up in court on May 24

Agencies | , Yangon
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 05:34 AM IST
During the latest hearing on Monday, a judge ordered Aung San Suu Kyi's cases to be heard with her present in a special courtroom near her residence.
Anti-coup protesters march along a street in Yangon, Myanmar on April 24, 2021 seeking the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political detainees. (AP File Photo )
Anti-coup protesters march along a street in Yangon, Myanmar on April 24, 2021 seeking the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political detainees. (AP File Photo )

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi marks third month under house arrest

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 08:12 AM IST
Aung Suu Kyi spent more than 15 years under house arrest during previous military rule before her 2010 release and rise to power in elections held five years later.
Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (L) gestures as he is welcomed upon his arrival ahead of the ASEAN leaders' summit, at the Soekarno Hatta International airport in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. (REUTERS)
Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (L) gestures as he is welcomed upon his arrival ahead of the ASEAN leaders' summit, at the Soekarno Hatta International airport in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. (REUTERS)

ASEAN leaders meet Myanmar coup leader amid killings

AP | , Jakarta
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2021 06:12 PM IST
There is little hope for an immediate breakthrough in the two-hour gathering in Jakarta between Senior Gen Min Aung Hlaing and the six heads of state and three foreign ministers representing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Myanmar's ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn stands, after he was locked out of the embassy, and sources said his deputy had shut him out of the building and taken charge on behalf of the military, outside the Myanmar Embassy in London. (REUTERS)
Myanmar's ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn stands, after he was locked out of the embassy, and sources said his deputy had shut him out of the building and taken charge on behalf of the military, outside the Myanmar Embassy in London. (REUTERS)

Myanmar envoy evicted by military attache appeals for UK govt's help

AP | , London
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 06:15 PM IST
  • The former diplomat had called for the release of former elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained after the military took power in a coup on Feb. 1.
Aung San Suu Kyi faces charges filed since she was overthrown in a February 1 coup, one of her lawyers said.(File photo)
Aung San Suu Kyi faces charges filed since she was overthrown in a February 1 coup, one of her lawyers said.(File photo)

Myanmar's detained Suu Kyi asks court to meet her lawyers

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 01:28 PM IST
Suu Kyi, who has been held in detention since the coup, appeared for a court hearing on a video link.
London : Kyaw Zwar Minn, the Myanmar ambassador, walks outside the Myanmar Embassy in London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Newspaper reports say the embassy was taken over by members of the country's new military regime Wednesday evening. AP/PTI(AP04_08_2021_000020B)(AP)
London : Kyaw Zwar Minn, the Myanmar ambassador, walks outside the Myanmar Embassy in London, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Newspaper reports say the embassy was taken over by members of the country's new military regime Wednesday evening. AP/PTI(AP04_08_2021_000020B)(AP)

Myanmar ambassador to UK says he is locked out of embassy

AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, London
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Kyaw Zwar Minn said he was barred from entering the embassy on Wednesday evening by diplomats loyal to the military regime.
Demonstrators woke early in Yangon to spray and splash pavements, roads and bus shelters with red paint in protest at a sweeping crackdown by security forces that has caused weeks of international outrage. (AP Photo)(AP)
Demonstrators woke early in Yangon to spray and splash pavements, roads and bus shelters with red paint in protest at a sweeping crackdown by security forces that has caused weeks of international outrage. (AP Photo)(AP)

Myanmar protesters paint Yangon red, defying bloody army crackdown

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 02:23 PM IST
  • Some protesters have called their movement a "spring revolution", characterised by street marches, quirky acts of non-violent rebellion and civil disobedience campaigns aimed at crippling the government apparatus.
Anti-coup protesters hold up images of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they gather in Yangon, Myanmar.(AP)
Anti-coup protesters hold up images of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi as they gather in Yangon, Myanmar.(AP)

Myanmar protesters vow to keep up action as internet blackout widens

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Hundreds of people have been killed demonstrating since the Feb 1 coup, and many people have been using social media to publicise the security forces' excesses and to organise against military rule.
Myanmar has been rocked by protests since the army overthrew Suu Kyi's elected government on Feb. 1 citing unsubstantiated claims of fraud in a November election that her party swept.(AP)
Myanmar has been rocked by protests since the army overthrew Suu Kyi's elected government on Feb. 1 citing unsubstantiated claims of fraud in a November election that her party swept.(AP)

Suu Kyi faces new charge under secrets act; wireless internet suspended

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 07:21 PM IST
In a new measure to stifle communication about the turmoil, the junta ordered internet service providers to shut down wireless broadband services until further notice.
Anti-coup protesters burn constitution books at Tarmwe township in Yangon, Myanmar, April 1, 2021.(AP)
Anti-coup protesters burn constitution books at Tarmwe township in Yangon, Myanmar, April 1, 2021.(AP)

Myanmar protesters burn military's constitution as UN envoy warns of 'bloodbath'

Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 02:24 PM IST
The UN envoy's warning of a bloodbath follows a flare-up in fighting between the army and ethnic minority insurgents in frontier regions.
Even as parts of the country experience a heat wave, the India Meteorological Department has warned that maximum temperatures in most parts of India will be above normal between April and June. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
Even as parts of the country experience a heat wave, the India Meteorological Department has warned that maximum temperatures in most parts of India will be above normal between April and June. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)

News updates from HT: IMD warns of a warmer summer as heatwave grips states

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 08:56 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Protesters marching ahead holding signs with portraits of detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration against the military coup in Launglon township in Dawei.(AFP Photo)
Protesters marching ahead holding signs with portraits of detained Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a demonstration against the military coup in Launglon township in Dawei.(AFP Photo)

Aung San Suu Kyi expected to appear before Myanmar court today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Suu Kyi has not appeared in the public since the February 1 coup by Myanmar's military. They have claimed that a November election won by Suu Kyi's party was fraudulent.
Protesters use slingshots while taking cover behind a barricade as smoke rises from burning debris during ongoing protests against the military coup, in Monywa, Sagaing region, Myanmar March 29, 2021 in this still image from video obtained by REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.(via REUTERS)
Protesters use slingshots while taking cover behind a barricade as smoke rises from burning debris during ongoing protests against the military coup, in Monywa, Sagaing region, Myanmar March 29, 2021 in this still image from video obtained by REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.(via REUTERS)

Myanmar protesters launch 'garbage strike' as death toll tops 500

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 10:17 AM IST
  • The campaign comes in defiance of calls issued via loudspeakers in some neighbourhoods of Yangon on Monday urging residents to dispose of garbage properly.
In this photo provided by Free Burma Rangers, villagers shelter in the open due to airstrikes, Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Deh Bu Noh, in Karen state, Myanmar. Myanmar military jets hit a village in Karen State, on Saturday night, killing a few people and wounding others, according to relief organizations.(Free Burma Rangers via AP)(AP)
In this photo provided by Free Burma Rangers, villagers shelter in the open due to airstrikes, Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Deh Bu Noh, in Karen state, Myanmar. Myanmar military jets hit a village in Karen State, on Saturday night, killing a few people and wounding others, according to relief organizations.(Free Burma Rangers via AP)(AP)

Myanmar army launches air strikes in Karen state, group says

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 04:44 PM IST
  • The reported air assault is the most significant attack for years in the region
Armed Myanmar riot policemen and soldiers reach a makeshift barricade made by anti-coup protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP)
Armed Myanmar riot policemen and soldiers reach a makeshift barricade made by anti-coup protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP)

Myanmar: 7-year-old girl killed after security forces open fire in Mandalay

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 04:37 PM IST
She became the country's youngest victim so far in a crackdown by the junta against opposition to last month's military coup.
Anti coup protesters run as riot policemen and soldiers crackdown on a demonstration and detain protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP)
Anti coup protesters run as riot policemen and soldiers crackdown on a demonstration and detain protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP)

Myanmar's military junta defends crackdown amid intensifying protests

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 09:05 PM IST
At a news conference in the capital Naypyitaw, the military presented a video of a former political colleague of ousted national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, levelling charges against her.
Anti-coup demonstrators display the three-finger salute in Nyaung-U, Myanmar March 17, 2021. (Reuters)
Anti-coup demonstrators display the three-finger salute in Nyaung-U, Myanmar March 17, 2021. (Reuters)

Myanmar faces growing isolation as junta limits internet, locks up journalists

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 02:24 PM IST
The total documented number of people killed in the unrest stood at 217 but the actual toll was probably much higher, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners activist group said.
Protesters fired slingshots and threw Molotov cocktails toward lines of security forces in a rare incidence of fighting back against a relentlessly violent crackdown.(AP)
Protesters fired slingshots and threw Molotov cocktails toward lines of security forces in a rare incidence of fighting back against a relentlessly violent crackdown.(AP)

Myanmar construction magnate with links to military claims payments to Suu Kyi

PTI | , Myanmar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 10:19 AM IST
The military has already tried to implicate Suu Kyi in corruption, alleging she was given $600,000 plus gold bars by a political ally.
Anti-coup protesters escape security forces firing tear gas in Mandalay.(AP)
Anti-coup protesters escape security forces firing tear gas in Mandalay.(AP)

Explainer: Myanmar using martial law to 'legitimise' tactics

PTI | , Yangon
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Martial law basically supersedes all other law, allowing the military total authority over the specified area, including administrative, judicial and law enforcement functions.
An image of detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is projected on a screen during a night-time demonstration by protesters against the military coup in Yangon on March 13, 2021. (AFP)
An image of detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi is projected on a screen during a night-time demonstration by protesters against the military coup in Yangon on March 13, 2021. (AFP)

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi to face court, day after 'deadliest' anti-coup unrest

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 10:15 AM IST
Protesters demanding the release of Suu Kyi and the restoration of democracy have taken to the streets across Myanmar every day for around six weeks despite the junta's increasingly forceful attempts to quell the dissent.
Anti-coup protesters stand behind a line of makeshift shields marked with a three-fingered salute and defaced image of Commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing as they gather to protest in Yangon, Myanmar(AP)
Anti-coup protesters stand behind a line of makeshift shields marked with a three-fingered salute and defaced image of Commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing as they gather to protest in Yangon, Myanmar(AP)

Myanmar's military junta removes Rakhine rebels from list of terrorist groups

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 10:55 AM IST
The move comes at a time the army is struggling to contain daily protests against its Feb. 1 coup in which elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown.
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