Thursday, April 22, 2021


Rebel group says over 12,000 displaced by Myanmar junta air strikes

The Karen National Union, a vocal opponent of the military junta, says it is sheltering hundreds of anti-coup activists.

Don’t arrest protesters, Zuraida says

She says wholly peaceful public assemblies should not be subjected to police investigations.

Over 40 children killed by Myanmar military, says child rights group

Save the Children says Myanmar is no longer a safe place for children.

Suu Kyi faces court as UN envoy warns of Myanmar civil war

Fears are growing that a broader conflict could erupt in a country plagued for decades by on-off fighting between the military and rebel ethnic armies.

Myanmar footballer in Malaysia punished over anti-coup salute

Hein Htet Aung, who plays for second-division side Selangor FC II, made the political gesture during a match against PDRM FC in early March.

Myanmar frees 600 protesters detained at anti-coup rallies

Local media showed images of the prisoners on the buses flashing the three-fingered salute – a sign of resistance for the anti-coup movement – as people waiting outside the prison waved at them and returned the gesture.

In Myanmar city, civilians forced to dismantle barricades at gunpoint

Yangon has been a focus of resistance to the coup, and the city has witnessed some of the most violent scenes, with security forces patrolling and opening fire indiscriminately in residential areas.

Teen shot in Myanmar protest crossfire fights for life

Her doctor says she was not even in the protest but had been going to buy vegetables when security forces shot her from a distance.

Residents flee Yangon military crackdown after Chinese factories torched

China has warned against further attacks on Chinese-owned businesses after more than 30 factories in the area were torched on Sunday.

Dutch police break up anti-lockdown protest ahead of election

Police said they detained 20 people and that two demonstrators had been injured by police dogs after refusing to leave.

US tightens export controls to Myanmar after protesters killed

Myanmar was reclassified into the same group as US adversaries Russia and China in the level of scrutiny for any sensitive technology or materials, with restrictions on any exports that could be put to military use.

Myanmar cops flee to India after disobeying orders to violently suppress protesters

There have been reports of policemen joining the Myanmar civil disobedience movement, with some arrested, but this is the first reported case of police fleeing the country.

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