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Myanmar activists call for non-cooperation campaign

People urged to stop paying electricity bills, farm loans Activists opposed to Myanmar’s military junta called on people to stop paying electricity bills and agricultural loans from Monday, and to keep their children away from school, scorning the top general’s pledge at a regional summit to end the post-coup crisis. Scattered protests took place in […]

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Protests in Myanmar ahead of ASEAN meet

Protesters urge ASEAN leaders to stand with people; Amnesty calls the crisis the bloc’s biggest test Protesters marched through downtown Yangon on Friday to demand that regional leaders “stand with Myanmar people”, ahead of a weekend ASEAN summit to be attended by junta leader Min Aung Hlaing. The country has been in turmoil since February […]

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Myanmar shadow govt. wants invite for ASEAN crisis talks

It urges foreign leaders not to formally recognise the junta Myanmar’s shadow government on Sunday urged Southeast Asian leaders to give it a seat at the table during crisis talks next week, and not to recognise the military regime that seized power in a February coup. Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing is expected to join […]

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U.N. Security Council 'strongly condemns' Myanmar military's violence

It was the second time in just over a month that the council’s 15 members, including China, a traditional ally of the former Burma, made a rare show of unity over Myanmar The U.N. Security Council unanimously agreed on a statement Wednesday condemning the Myanmar military’s use of violence against peaceful anti-coup protesters, diplomats said. […]

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Three Myanmar ‘cops’ seek shelter in Mizoram

They crossed over to escape the military junta there. Three Myanmar nationals, said to be police constables, have crossed over to Mizoram seeking shelter in India. Reports quoted a police officer in Serchhip district saying the three had escaped the military for not following certain instructions. More than 50 people have been killed in Myanmar […]

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Amid foreign concerns, no let up in protests against Myanmar junta

G7 countries condemn crackdown on peaceful protesters Protesters against the military’s seizure of power in Myanmar were back on the streets of cities and towns on Tuesday, a day after a general strike shuttered shops and brought huge numbers out to demonstrate. In Mandalay, the country’s second-biggest city, a funeral was held for 37-year-old Thet […]

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Protesters stage big rallies in Myanmar

UN warns soldiers deployment could lead to situation spiralling out of control Myanmar’s anti-coup protesters returned to the streets in force on Wednesday, staging the biggest demonstrations since troops fanned out around the country to quell opposition to the new military junta. Much of the country has been in open revolt since the army deposed […]