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UN fears 'mass atrocity crimes' in Myanmar as troops gather in north

  • More than 1,100 civilians have been killed in the country's bloody crackdown on dissent and more than 8,000 arrested since the coup, according to a local monitoring group.
About 740,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar's Rakhine state in 2017 after security forces launched a clampdown that the UN has said may amount to genocide.(AFP)
About 740,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar's Rakhine state in 2017 after security forces launched a clampdown that the UN has said may amount to genocide.(AFP)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 06:05 AM IST
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Asean decides to exclude Myanmar military chief from key summit on October 26

Brunei, which is the current chair of Asean, issued a statement confirming the exclusion of Min Aung Hlain, Myanmar’s military chief.
Myanmar's armed forces chief Min Aung Hlaing. (AFP)
Myanmar's armed forces chief Min Aung Hlaing. (AFP)
Published on Oct 16, 2021 02:32 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Tired’ Suu Kyi wants hearings in court reduced

Suu Kyi, who is on trial and attending court sessions in multiple cases since her overthrow in a February 1 coup, requested hearings in each case be handled every two weeks, not every week, chief lawyer Khin Maung Zaw told media.
State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi during the 22nd ASEAN Plus three summit in Bangkok, Thailand in 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi during the 22nd ASEAN Plus three summit in Bangkok, Thailand in 2019.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Oct 05, 2021 05:28 AM IST
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Myanmar may spiral into a ‘catastrophe’, UN calls for urgent action

When Myanmar's army ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, it claimed with scant evidence that the general election her party won last November in a landslide was marred by widespread fraud.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a meeting of the Security Council. (AFP)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a meeting of the Security Council. (AFP)
Published on Sep 30, 2021 08:42 AM IST
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Myanmar town bordering India sees exodus as thousands flee fighting

  • About 10,000 people normally live in Thantlang in Chin State, but most had left to seek shelter in surrounding areas including some in India, a community leader said.
During fighting between militia forces and the army last weekend, about 20 homes were set ablaze.(AFP)
During fighting between militia forces and the army last weekend, about 20 homes were set ablaze.(AFP)
Published on Sep 22, 2021 12:57 PM IST
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ASEAN’s Lilliputian progress in Myanmar

The piece has been authored by Shrabana Barua, ICSSR Doctoral Candidate, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
In this April 22, 2021, file photo, flags of some of the ASEAN member countries fly at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)(AP)
In this April 22, 2021, file photo, flags of some of the ASEAN member countries fly at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)(AP)
Published on Sep 11, 2021 05:36 PM IST
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Mizoram schools to admit Myanmar refugee children

The order did not specifically mention children of Myanmar refugees, but Mizoram minister for school education Lalchhandama Ralte told HT that the directions were largely meant for the children of Myanmar nationals who entered Mizoram following the military coup earlier this year.
There are nearly 400 children of Myanmar refugees who fall in the age group of six to 14 years(Lawngtlai district administration)
There are nearly 400 children of Myanmar refugees who fall in the age group of six to 14 years(Lawngtlai district administration)
Updated on Sep 03, 2021 05:55 AM IST
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By Utpal Parashar, Guwahati

'They're also our people': Myanmar will extend Covid-19 vaccinations to Rohingya

Spokesman Zaw Min Tun said authorities were making progress in reducing coronavirus infections and increasing vaccinations and aimed to inoculate half of the country's population by the end of this year.
Spokesman Zaw Min Tun said authorities were making progress in reducing coronavirus infections and increasing vaccinations and aimed to inoculate half of the country's population by the end of this year.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Spokesman Zaw Min Tun said authorities were making progress in reducing coronavirus infections and increasing vaccinations and aimed to inoculate half of the country's population by the end of this year.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Published on Aug 27, 2021 02:34 PM IST
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Myanmar military leader extends rule, pledges new multiparty elections in 2023

In a televised address, leader of the junta Min Aung Hlaing announced the decision to extend the military’s rule.
The state administration council, as the junta calls itself, also appointed Min Aung Hlaing as the prime minister of the “caretaker government.”(Reuters)
The state administration council, as the junta calls itself, also appointed Min Aung Hlaing as the prime minister of the “caretaker government.”(Reuters)
Published on Aug 01, 2021 03:34 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Perfect storm of factors’: UN expert warns of Covid-19 crisis in Myanmar

UN Special Rapporteur in Myanmar Tom Andrews said that those willing to help should do so before the country turns into a super spreader of the disease.
In picture - People line up with their tanks to refill oxygen during the Covid-19 outbreak in Yangon, Myanmar.(Reuters)
In picture - People line up with their tanks to refill oxygen during the Covid-19 outbreak in Yangon, Myanmar.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 10:15 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Myanmar faces huge spike in daily Covid-19 cases, oxygen supply crisis

According to the health ministry, Myanmar has reported 188,752 cases and 3,756 deaths till now. On Saturday, the country saw another record high of 4,377 new cases, while 71 people succumbed to the virus.
All schools in Myanmar have been closed for two weeks and stay-at-home orders have been issued for badly hit neighbourhoods in cities.(AFP file photo)
All schools in Myanmar have been closed for two weeks and stay-at-home orders have been issued for badly hit neighbourhoods in cities.(AFP file photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 01:17 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

UN rights expert urges sanctions on Myanmar's oil and gas sector

Thomas Andrews, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, said that no state had imposed any sanctions on its oil and gas sector, although some had slapped them on military-controlled enterprises and revenue from gems, timber and mining.
Students protest in Yangon against the Myanmar military.(AP)
Students protest in Yangon against the Myanmar military.(AP)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 01:13 AM IST
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Reuters | , Geneva

EU, UK slap new sanctions on entities, individuals related to Myanmar coup

According to an EU press release, the 27-member European bloc imposed sanctions on 8 individuals, 3 economic entities and the War Veterans Organisation in relation to the military coup staged in Myanmar/Burma on February 1.
G7 leaders on Sunday strongly condemned the military coup in Myanmar and the subsequent violence committed by the security forces on civilians. In picture - Slogan written on a street as a protest in Yangon, Myanmar.(Reuters)
G7 leaders on Sunday strongly condemned the military coup in Myanmar and the subsequent violence committed by the security forces on civilians. In picture - Slogan written on a street as a protest in Yangon, Myanmar.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 22, 2021 07:04 AM IST
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ANI | , Brussels

India abstains from vote on UNGA’s Myanmar resolution

  • India has been calling for greater engagement with the objective of peacefully resolving all issues
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said “This resolution was tabled... without adequate consultations with neighbours and regional countries.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said “This resolution was tabled... without adequate consultations with neighbours and regional countries." (ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 12:48 AM IST
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By Yashwant Raj, Washington

Myanmar rejects UN resolution urging arms embargo after military coup

  • Myanmar described the UN resolution, which passed Friday and is not legally binding, as being “based on one-sided sweeping allegations and false assumptions.”
Myanmar: The UN resolution reflected a broad global consensus condemning the takeover that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s government.(AP)
Myanmar: The UN resolution reflected a broad global consensus condemning the takeover that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s government.(AP)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 10:46 PM IST
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AP | , Bangkok

India abstains from voting on UN's Myanmar resolution, supports ASEAN initiative

The UN's resolution demonstrated widespread global opposition to the Myanmar military and demanded that the country's democratic transition be restored.
India's ambassador to the UN TS Tirumurti(ANI Twitter)
India's ambassador to the UN TS Tirumurti(ANI Twitter)
Published on Jun 19, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Myanmar reports first detection of 3 new Covid variants in 5 cities: Ministry

Myanmar announced on Tuesday the first detection of three new variants of Covid-19 in five cities across the nation, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
Myanmar reported 225 new cases on Tuesday, putting the total at 146,051 Covid cases including 3,248 fatalities.(via Reuters)
Myanmar reported 225 new cases on Tuesday, putting the total at 146,051 Covid cases including 3,248 fatalities.(via Reuters)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 07:24 AM IST
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Day 2 of trial: Suu Kyi confronts sedition charges

  • Suu Kyi and other members of her government and National League for Democracy party were arrested by the military after its February 1 coup.
State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi.(REUTERS)
State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 03:32 AM IST
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Agencies | , Bangkok

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

  • 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.
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)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 04:12 PM IST
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Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against Aung San Suu Kyi

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.
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)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 12:24 AM IST
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'Violance is spiraling': US govt's top Asia official on situation in Myanmar

"It's undeniable that the violence is spiraling," US President Joe Biden's policy coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region Kurt Campbell told an online event hosted by the Center for a New American Security think thank.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since a Feb. 1 military coup, with daily protests in towns and cities. In picture - People demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Yangon, Myanmar.(Reuters)
Myanmar has been in turmoil since a Feb. 1 military coup, with daily protests in towns and cities. In picture - People demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Yangon, Myanmar.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 01:42 AM IST
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UN says estimated 100,000 people internally displaced in Myanmar’s Kayah State

The United Nations in Myanmar warned that the crisis would force those displaced across the international border, as is the case in many other parts of the country.
The United Nations called on the security forces to allow for a safe passage for providing humanitarian supplies and relief to those in need in Kayah and the other states as well. In picture - People taking refuge in a jungle area in Kayah state.(AFP)
The United Nations called on the security forces to allow for a safe passage for providing humanitarian supplies and relief to those in need in Kayah and the other states as well. In picture - People taking refuge in a jungle area in Kayah state.(AFP)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Trial of Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to begin next week

Myanmar has been in uproar since Suu Kyi was ousted in a February 1 coup, with near-daily protests and a nationwide civil disobedience movement. Almost 850 people have been killed by the military, according to a local monitoring group.
Aung San Suu Kyi's trial will start on June 14 and is expected to wrap up by July 26, according to her legal team.(File photo)
Aung San Suu Kyi's trial will start on June 14 and is expected to wrap up by July 26, according to her legal team.(File photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 02:30 PM IST
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Covid-19 cases spike in Myanmar after outbreak near Indian border

  • Many of the cases are from Chin State, bordering India, raising concerns that the more transmissible variant first found there is now spreading in Myanmar.
Coronavirus testing collapsed after the coup as many health workers joined a civil disobedience movement to protest against the junta(AFP)
Coronavirus testing collapsed after the coup as many health workers joined a civil disobedience movement to protest against the junta(AFP)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 09:29 PM IST
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People in Myanmar facing cash shortage under military rule

  • 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
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)
Published on May 30, 2021 07:08 AM IST
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ANI | , Naypyitaw

Family of US journalist detained in Myanmar hopes for his return

  • Danny Fenster's brother said he has been taken to Insein Prison in Yangon, which over decades has housed thousands of political prisoners, including many from the current movement protesting military rule.
Danny Fenster, the 37-year-old managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, was detained at Yangon International Airport on Monday REUTERS(via REUTERS)
Danny Fenster, the 37-year-old managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, was detained at Yangon International Airport on Monday REUTERS(via REUTERS)
Published on May 29, 2021 05:48 AM IST
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AP | , Bangkok

Japan to allow Myanmar residents to extend stay as 'emergency measure'

The government also said two Myanmar diplomats in Tokyo who were dismissed by their country’s military junta for supporting the anti-coup movement can keep their diplomatic visas issued by the ousted government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
People join a rally against the military coup to demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Yangon, Myanmar.(Reuters file photo)
People join a rally against the military coup to demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Yangon, Myanmar.(Reuters file photo)
Published on May 28, 2021 06:35 PM IST
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French energy giant Total stops payments on Myanmar pipeline

Pressure has been growing on companies with investments or operations linked to the Myanmar military to suspend any financial support following a Feb. 1 coup.
Shareholders of the Moattama Gas Transportation Co., or MGTC, which operates the Yadana pipeline, made the decision at a meeting held on May 12, Total said in a statement.(Bloomberg file photo)
Shareholders of the Moattama Gas Transportation Co., or MGTC, which operates the Yadana pipeline, made the decision at a meeting held on May 12, Total said in a statement.(Bloomberg file photo)
Published on May 27, 2021 02:32 PM IST
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Myanmar junta leader casts doubt on return of Rohingya refugees

  • Min Aung Hlaing, who headed the army in 2017 when some 700,000 Rohingya fled from advancing troops, reiterated the view of nationalists in Buddhist-majority Myanmar that the Rohingya are not one of its ethnic groups.
Bangladesh is keen to see the Rohingya go back to Myanmar from the huge camps (AP Photo, File)(AP)
Bangladesh is keen to see the Rohingya go back to Myanmar from the huge camps (AP Photo, File)(AP)
Published on May 24, 2021 04:08 PM IST
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Pro-democracy protesters seize police post, kill security forces in Myanmar

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.
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)
Published on May 23, 2021 04:32 PM IST
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