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Myanmar recalls its UK ambassador after he urged release of Suu Kyi
World

Myanmar recalls its UK ambassador after he urged release of Suu Kyi

  • "Since he did not conduct himself in accordance with given responsibilities, an order [is issued] to summon and transfer him back to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," it said.
  • Suu Kyi was detained along with most of her cabinet after the army seized power in a coup on Feb. 1.
Published 09 Mar, 2021 09:11pm
Three protesters killed in Myanmar, shops and factories closed
World

Three protesters killed in Myanmar, shops and factories closed

  • Three dead, several injured in two towns – witnesses.
  • Shops, factories, banks closed in Yangon.
  • Unions call for 'full, extended shutdown'.
  • Protesters wave sarongs to mark International Women's Day.
  • Over 50 people killed by security forces so far –UN.
Published 08 Mar, 2021 06:29pm
India steps up border patrols to stop arrivals from Myanmar
World

India steps up border patrols to stop arrivals from Myanmar

  • "As of now, we are not letting anybody enter," Maria Zuali, senior government official in Mizoram state's Champhai district, told Reuters by telephone.
  • "They alleged that there are human rights violations and they were asked to shoot at civilians," the official said, also requesting anonymity.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 05:59pm
EU suspends development funds in Myanmar after coup
World

EU suspends development funds in Myanmar after coup

  • The 27-nation bloc informed a committee of the World Trade Organization on Thursday that it had put on hold all development cooperation that would support the military authorities, a Geneva-based trade official said.
  • The European Commission, the EU executive, confirmed it had put on hold the budgetary support, which has typically gone to schools, elections and rural development and is worth hundreds of millions of euros over several years.
Published 04 Mar, 2021 05:57pm
China's ambassador to Myanmar says situation 'not what China wants to see'
World

China's ambassador to Myanmar says situation 'not what China wants to see'

  • China nonetheless agreed to a UN Security Council statement that called for the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other detainees and voiced concern over the state of emergency.
  • Many countries in transition are overcoming difficulties and challenges through their own efforts, and exploring development paths suitable for their own circumstances.
Published 16 Feb, 2021 07:49pm
UN rights envoy and US urge sanctions for Myanmar
World

UN rights envoy and US urge sanctions for Myanmar

  • The United States, which imposed its own sanctions on Thursday, urged other UN member states to follow suit, in its first remarks to the Human Rights Council since returning to the forum this week.
  • Security Council resolutions dealing with similar situations have mandated sanctions, arms embargoes, and travel bans, and calling for judicial action at the International Criminal Court or ad hoc tribunals.
Published 12 Feb, 2021 05:46pm