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Myanmar coup

US suspends all trade engagement with Myanmar until elected government returns
World

US suspends all trade engagement with Myanmar until elected government returns

  • Tai said in a statement that Myanmar security forces' killing of peaceful protesters, students, workers and labor leaders and children "has shocked the conscience of the international community."
  • "These actions are a direct assault on the country's transition to democracy and the efforts of the Burmese people to achieve a peaceful and prosperous future," said Tai, who was sworn into office on March 18.
Published 29 Mar, 2021 08:39pm
Norway urges its citizens to leave Myanmar amid violence
World

Norway urges its citizens to leave Myanmar amid violence

  • "It is still possible to leave Myanmar but this may change at short notice," the Norwegian foreign ministry said in a statement, while adding that the policy change had been made in coordination with other Nordic countries.
  • There are two Norwegians in Myanmar for Telenor, who are there without families. They both hold key positions in securing Telenor Myanmar's operations.
Published 29 Mar, 2021 08:06pm
Britain says Myanmar violence marks new low after over 90 killed
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Britain says Myanmar violence marks new low after over 90 killed

  • "Today's killing of unarmed civilians, including children, marks a new low. We will work with our international partners to end this senseless violence, hold those responsible to account, and secure a path back to democracy," Raab said in a tweet on the crackdown on Myanmar's Armed Forces Day.
Published 27 Mar, 2021 08:29pm
Myanmar junta says protesters will be shot in the head
World

Myanmar junta says protesters will be shot in the head

  • In the first acknowledgement of a shoot-to-kill order by the army, a broadcast on the MRTV news channel directed at protesters said: "You should learn... that you can be in danger of getting shot to the head and back."
  • Its data shows that at least 25 percent of those who were killed died from shots to the head, raising suspicions they were deliberately targeted for killing.
Published 26 Mar, 2021 09:50pm
Myanmar coup opponents win new support in ethnic borderlands
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Myanmar coup opponents win new support in ethnic borderlands

  • A joint statement also demanded that the army "abandon the coup and accept the federal democratic system based on self administration that is desired by the people".
  • "Ethnic nationalities could ultimately decide who holds power in Myanmar," said Khin Ohmar, a longtime democracy activist who lived through a previous failed uprising against the military in 1988.
Published 22 Mar, 2021 06:38pm
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
Myanmar ambassador to the United Nations has been fired
World

Myanmar ambassador to the United Nations has been fired

  • Kyaw Moe Tun had told the UN General Assembly he was speaking on behalf of the ousted civilian government of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • State television, MRTV, said he had "betrayed the country and spoken for an unofficial organization which doesn't represent the country and had abused the power and responsibilities of an ambassador".
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 09:10pm