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military coup

Myanmar security forces surround striking rail workers; U.N. fails to condemn coup
World

Myanmar security forces surround striking rail workers; U.N. fails to condemn coup

  • Myanmar security forces surrounded the staff compound of striking railway workers opposed to the military junta on Wednesday as ousted lawmakers appointed an acting vice president to take over the duties of detained politicians.
  • In New York, the U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a statement that would have condemned the coup in Myanmar, called for restraint by the military and threatened to consider “further measures.”
Published 10 Mar, 2021 01:05pm
Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown
World

Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown

  • Myanmar’s junta lost a tug of war over leadership of its U.N. mission in New York and the United States unveiled new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civilians protesting against last month’s coup.
  • But in the main city of Yangon, police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protesters who had been joined by about 100 doctors in white coats, witnesses said.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 10:09am
Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; one woman shot and wounded
World

Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; one woman shot and wounded

  • Police launched their most sweeping crackdown in three weeks of protests against military rule on Saturday in towns and cities across Myanmar, and one woman was shot and wounded and dozens of people were detained.
  • Three domestic media outlets said earlier that the woman shot in the central town of Monwya had died but an ambulance service official said she was in hospital. The circumstances of the shooting were not clear.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 06:02pm
Diverse Myanmar protesters united in opposition to coup
World

Diverse Myanmar protesters united in opposition to coup

  • Opponents of Myanmar’s coup took to the streets again on Saturday with members of ethnic minorities, poets and transport workers among those coming out to demand an end to military rule and the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and others.
Updated 20 Feb, 2021 02:44pm
Myanmar military guarantees new election; protesters block train services
World

Myanmar military guarantees new election; protesters block train services

  • Myanmar’s military on Tuesday guaranteed that it would hold an election and hand power to the winner, denying that its ouster of an elected government was a coup and denouncing protesters for inciting violence and intimidating civil servants.
  • The military has not given a date for a new election but it has imposed a state of emergency for one year. Zaw Min Tun said the military would not hold power for long.
Updated 16 Feb, 2021 03:36pm
Protests rock Myanmar for fifth day, West condemns security response
World

Protests rock Myanmar for fifth day, West condemns security response

  • Protesters took to the streets of Myanmar for a fifth day on Wednesday, vowing to keep up demonstrations against last week’s military coup even after a woman was shot and critically wounded during clashes the previous day.
  • Thousands of people joined demonstrations in the main city of Yangon. In the capital, Naypyitaw, hundreds of government workers marched in support of a growing civil disobedience campaign.
Published 10 Feb, 2021 04:54pm
Monks, nurses join nationwide protests against Myanmar coup
World

Monks, nurses join nationwide protests against Myanmar coup

  • Police turned water cannon on protesters in Myanmar’s capital on Monday as tens of thousands of people joined a third day of nationwide demonstrations against the military’s removal of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi a week ago.
  • Calls to join protests and to back a campaign of civil disobedience have grown louder and more organised since last Monday’s coup, which drew widespread international condemnation.
Published 08 Feb, 2021 02:05pm
U.N. Security Council demands Myanmar coup leaders free Suu Kyi as U.S. weighs sanctions
World

U.N. Security Council demands Myanmar coup leaders free Suu Kyi as U.S. weighs sanctions

  • The United Nations Security Council called for the release of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others detained by the military as diplomatic and financial pressure grew on the generals who seized power this week to restore democracy.
  • U.S. President Joe Biden said the military should step down as the administration considered slapping sanctions on the generals responsible for Monday’s coup in the Southeast Asian country.
Published 05 Feb, 2021 02:20pm
Military coup in Myanmar
Opinion

Military coup in Myanmar

On a cold, wintry morning of Monday, February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military proved the weeks-long rumours of an...
Published 02 Feb, 2021 04:29am