Myanmar emergency

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.

published on : 23rd October 2021

Myanmar ex-president testifies he refused to resign: Lawyer

Win Myint was giving testimony at his trial on charges of incitement, in which the country’s ousted top leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, is his co-defendant.

published on : 12th October 2021

Myanmar's Suu Kyi pleads not guilty to breaking virus rules

Suu Kyi’s supporters and independent analysts say the charges are an attempt to discredit her and legitimize the military’s seizure of power.

published on : 11th October 2021

India not in favour of further destablisation of Myanmar, says Amb Tirumurti

The military staged the coup amid its rising friction with the ruling NLD government over the results of the November 8 general election.

published on : 3rd August 2021

Myanmar military acts 'flatly unacceptable': US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

Austin applauded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for its efforts to solve the crisis, including a consensus reached with Myanmar's military leader in April.

published on : 27th July 2021

Myanmar junta cancels results of 2020 polls won by Suu Kyi's party

The junta has previously said it would hold new elections within two years, but has also threatened to dissolve the NLD.

published on : 26th July 2021

Myanmar's Suu Kyi vaccinated against Covid-19 in military custody: Lawyer

Coronavirus infections are rising sharply in Myanmar, with authorities reporting almost three thousand cases Monday, up from around 100 per day in early June.

published on : 6th July 2021

25 killed in Myanmar clashes between army and anti-junta fighters

The central Sagaing region has been the site of multiple skirmishes between defence forces and the military, and on Friday fighting broke out in Depayin township.

published on : 4th July 2021

Myanmar's junta leader attends military conference in Moscow

On Tuesday, Min Aung Hlaing met with Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who hailed strong military cooperation between the countries.

published on : 23rd June 2021

Raid on hideout of Myanmar militants sparks deadly shootout

At least eight people were killed in the gun battle in Mandalay, the military-run Myawaddy Television's news service reported.

published on : 22nd June 2021

She is fit and smart, as always: Legal team after Suu Kyi makes first in-person court appearance in Myanmar

Suu Kyi's supporters say the proceedings against her are politically motivated and meant to try to legitimise the military's seizure of power and discredit her.

published on : 24th May 2021

Democracy in Myanmar and India’s dilemma

What should be New Delhi’s policy towards democratic struggles in neighbouring countries? Can we remain silent when institutions slowly face extinction?

published on : 18th May 2021

Myanmar crisis summit a test for ASEAN's credibility: Thailand

Coup leader Min Aung Hlaing will travel to Indonesia for the summit, in his first overseas trip since the putsch, Nikkei Asia reported.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Myanmar factory attacks put focus on Chinese influence

Some say they suspect the military instigated attacks on the factories to justify imposing martial law in industrial zones that have been hotspots for protests.

published on : 18th March 2021

Myanmar's ousted leader Suu Kyi faces new corruption charges from junta

Last week a junta spokesman said a now-detained chief minister had admitted to giving her $600,000 and more than 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of gold bars. 

published on : 18th March 2021