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Myanmar people want United Nations sanctions, peacekeepers: UN Official

“People are really looking for concerted international action in terms of sanctions. Frankly, some people here want to see peacekeepers,” acting resident and humanitarian coordinator Andrew Kirkwood said. The people of Myanmar have huge expectations from the United Nations and the international community following the February 1 coup, with many calling for sanctions and some […]

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Mizoram MP flags rising influx of Myanmar refugees

State team asks Centre to intervene on behalf those fleeing coup More than 700 “refugees” from Myanmar are said to have entered Mizoram in the past few days, taking the total number of such persons fleeing the military crackdown in the neighbouring country to around 1,000, according to K. Vanlalvena, a Rajya Sabha member from […]

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Myanmar police crack down on protests for second day

The action to stamp out the protests came after state television announced that Myanmar’s U.N. envoy had been fired for betraying the country after he urged the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to reverse the Feb. 1 coup that ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar police threw stun grenades and fired […]

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Week after military coup, protests swell rapidly in Myanmar

The growing protests are a sharp reminder of the long and bloody struggle for democracy in a country that the military-ruled directly for more than five decades before loosening its grip in 2012. A protest against Myanmar’s one-week-old military government swelled rapidly on Monday morning as opposition to the coup grew increasingly bold. The protesters […]

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Hundreds protest coup in Myanmar as resistance spreads

In the largest rallies since the takeover, protesters at two universities in Yangon flashed a three-fingered salute, a sign of resistance borrowed from “The Hunger Games” movies, that they adopted from anti-government protesters in Thailand. Hundreds of students and teachers took to Myanmar’s streets on Friday to demand the military hand power back to elected […]