Myanmar

US imposes new Myanmar sanctions on 2 state-owned businesses

published : 21 Apr 2021 at 21:39 A demonstrator gestures near a barricade during a protest against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, on March 22, 2021. (Reuters photo) WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday imposed new Myanmar-related sanctions, targeting two state-owned businesses in Washington’s latest in a series of punitive actions following the Feb…

15 Myanmar migrants caught

15 Myanmar migrants caught published : 13 Apr 2021 at 17:41 Fifteen Myanmar migrant are arrested after they illegally crossed the Kanchanaburi border to Muang district on Tuesday. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen) KANCHANABURI: Fifteen Myanmar migrants – eight men and seven women – were caught by an army patrol in a forest near Phu Nam…

Myanmar junta slammed over deaths of dozens of children

published : 2 Apr 2021 at 13:45 The Myanmar junta’s suppression of protests against its coup has left 543 civilians dead, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) YANGON: Myanmar’s junta faced fresh international criticism on Friday over the deaths of more than 40 children and the “forced disappearance” of hundreds of people…

Myanmar protesters rally as Thailand slams military crackdown

Activists in Myanmar have burned copies of a military-framed constitution in protest against Senior General Min Aung Hlaing’s power grab, as neighbouring Thailand expressed “grave” concern over the security forces’ escalating crackdown on anti-coup protesters. People again took to the streets of cities across Myanmar on Thursday, defying a security force clampdown that has killed…

At least 90 killed on Myanmar ‘day of shame’

A still from a video taken on Saturday shows protesters watching as smoke rises from a burning barricade during a demonstration against the military coup in Thaketa township in Yangon. (AFP Photo/Anonymous Source Via AFPTV) Security forces killed more than 90 people across Myanmar on Saturday in one of the bloodiest days of protests since…

14 Myanmar job-seekers held for illegal entry

Group found in Sangkhla Buri said job broker had promised them work in Thailand published : 27 Mar 2021 at 17:20 A group of 14 Myanmar job seekers wait at a plantation in Sangkhla Buri after being detained for illegal entry on Saturday. (Photo: Piyarat Chongcharoen) KANCHANABURI: Another 14 Myanmar nationals have been caught for…

Myanmar protesters nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Norwegian academic says campaign should ‘inspire other non-violent pro-democracy movements’ published : 26 Mar 2021 at 21:21 Local residents cheer on a convoy of motorcyclists preparing to stage a protest ride in Launglone, Dawei on Friday. (Dawei Watch via Reuters) OSLO: The civil disobedience movement that has sprung up in Myanmar since the military coup…