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Suu Kyi demands in-person meeting with lawyers
Nay Pyi Taw, April 12 (IANS) Myanmar's former de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was ousted and detained following the February 1 coup, has again demanded a face-to-face meeting with her lawyers at a court hearing held online.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar protesters hold 'Easter egg strikes'
Yangon, April 4 (IANS) Protesters across Myanmar staged "Easter egg strikes" on Sunday, painting and writing anti-military slogans on eggs as a symbol of defiance and opposition to the February 1 coup.
2021-04-04
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
5 dead in Myanmar as crackdown on protests continue
Nay Pyi Taw, April 3 (IANS) Five people were killed across Myanmar on Saturday as the military continues to crack down on the ongoing protests against the February 1 coup.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar's military shuts down broadband Internet service
Nay Pyi Taw, April 2 (IANS) Myanmar's military regime has shut down broadband Internet service as protests over the coup continue in the country, according to a report from The Washington Post.
2021-04-02
Category: International, Myanmar,Technology
Myanmar's ousted democratic leaders rescind Constitution
Nay Pyi Taw, April 1 (IANS) Ousted democratic leaders of Myanmar have said that they were rescinding the country's 2008 constitution, which gave significant power to the armed forces.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Scores of funerals held across Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, March 28 (IANS) Scores of funerals were held across Myanmar on Sunday after the daily death toll resulting from clashes between protesters and the military junta rose to its highest-ever level.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Defence chiefs from 12 nations slam Myanmar violence
Nay Pyi Taw, March 28 (IANS) Defence chiefs from 12 countries condemned the Myanmar military's violence against peaceful protesters in a joint statement issued on Sunday.
2021-03-28
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar military marks Armed Forces Day
Nay Pyi Taw, March 27 (IANS) The Myanmar military on Saturday marked the Armed Forces Day with parades and speeches, despite the ongoing violent protests against the February 1 coup which have so far claimed the lives of over 300 people.
2021-03-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
More deaths reported in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, March 23 (IANS) More casualties have been reported in Myanmar as demonstrators returned to the streets to protest against the February 1 military takeover of the country.
2021-03-23
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Suu Kyi's party spokesperson detained
Nay Pyi Taw, March 19 (IANS) The main spokesperson for Myanmar's former de factor leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy (NLD) has been detained, a party member said on Friday.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
New corruption charges levelled against Suu Kyi
Yangon, March 18 (IANS) New corruption allegations against Aung Sang Suu Kyi, the detained former de-facto leader of Myanmar, were aired on national television on Thursday, as the military seemed to seek to strengthen the case for its February 1 coup against her government.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New corruption charges levelled against Suu Kyi
Yangon, March 18 (IANS) New corruption allegations against Aung Sang Suu Kyi, the detained former de-facto leader of Myanmar, were aired on national television on Thursday, as the military seemed to seek to strengthen the case for its February 1 coup against her government.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar military accuses Suu Kyi of taking illegal payment
Yangon, March 11 (IANS) Myanmar's military rulers have accused the ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of illegally accepting $600,000 (£430,000) and gold.
2021-03-11
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar revokes Arakan Army's terrorist designation
Yangon, March 11 (IANS) Myanmar's Anti-Terrorism Central Committee on Thursday issued an order of withdrawing the terrorist designation of Arakan Army (AA) under the approval of the State Administration Council.
2021-03-11
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
UN calls for release of 'trapped' Myanmar protesters
Nay Pyi Taw, March 9 (IANS) The UN has appealed to the military in Myanmar for the safe release of hundreds of protesters who are believed to be "trapped" inside an apartment block.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar FM attends virtual Asean meeting
Yangon, March 3 (IANS) Myanmar's Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin attended an informal meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a state-media report said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Suu Kyi appears in court via video link
Nay Pyi Taw, March 1 (IANS) Myanmar's former de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday appeared in court here via video link, marking her first public appearance since her detention and the sebsequent military coup on February 1.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar envoy to UN sacked after anti-army speech
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 28 (IANS) Myanmar's military rulers said they have fired the country's ambassador to the UN, a day after he called for help to remove the army from power.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar reports 19 new Covid-19 cases, 1 more death
Yangon, Feb 28 (IANS) Myanmar reported 19 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the tally in the country to 141,890, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine
Myanmar military extends non-operation period for one more month
Yangon, Feb 27 (IANS) Myanmar military announced on Friday the extension of suspension period of its operation against armed groups to the end of March.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Facebook removes Myanmar military's main news page
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 21 (IANS) Facebook on Sunday removed the main news page run by Myanmar's military, citing violation of its rules prohibiting the incitement of violence.
2021-02-21
Category: International, Myanmar,Technology
Myanmar anti-coup protesters honour woman shot dead by police
Yangon, Feb 20 (IANS) Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar's two largest cities on Saturday paid tribute to the young woman who died a day earlier after being shot at by police during a rally against the military takeover.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar reports 19 new Covid-19 cases, 1 more death
Yangon, Feb 19 (IANS) Myanmar reported 19 new Covid-19 infections and one more death in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports on Thursday.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine
Myanmar military shuts internet access for second night
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 16 (IANS) Internet access has been restored by Myanmar's new military rulers after it was blocked for the second night in a row.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar: Protesters face upto 20 yrs' prison under new law
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 15 (IANS) Myanmar's military has warned anti-coup protesters across the country that they could face up to 20 years in prison if they obstruct the armed forces.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Internet restored in protest-hit Myanmar after shutdown (Ld, Changing dateline)
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 15 (IANS) Internet access in Myanmar is returning to normal after a full-blown connection snap amid ongoing protests in the country against the military takeover, traffic tracker NetBlocks reported on Monday.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar amends law on protecting citizens' personal freedom, security
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 14 (IANS) Myanmar's new military-led State Administration Council led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing issued an order amending the Protection of the Citizens for the Personal Freedom and Personal Security Law.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar remits sentences of over 23,000 prisoners amid protests
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 12 (IANS) Myanmar's new military-led State Administration Council on Friday announced the remittances of more than 23,000 prisoners, both local and foreigners, as protests against the February 1 coup continued for a seventh consecutive day.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar commander-in-chief urges safeguarding of Constitution
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 12 (IANS) Amid widespread protests against the February military coup in Myanmar, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Friday urged citizens to safeguard the Constitution.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Facebook puts curbs on Myanmar military content
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 12 (IANS) Facebook has imposed widespread restrictions on content and profiles run by Myanmar's military to prevent spread of "misinformation" as protests against the military coup continued across the South Asian country.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Myanmar,Technology,Politics
Protests continue in Myanmar despite ban on gatherings
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 9 (IANS) Despite a ban on gatherings in Myanmar, protests against last week's military coup continued across the South Asian country for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday.
2021-02-09
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Thousands protest in Myanmar, police use water cannons
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 8 (IANS) Thousands of people continued their protest for a third consecutive day in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw on Monday, against last week's military coup, forcing police to use water cannons in an effort to disperse the demonstrators.
2021-02-08
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar blocks access to Twitter, Instagram
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 6 (IANS) In the wake of the military coup, Myanmar has blocked access to micro-blogging platform Twitter and photo-sharing app Instagram on Saturday, just two days after the country directed state-owned telecom companies to take a similar actions against social media giant Facebook.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Technology
Attack on convoy in Myanmar kills 12
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 6 (IANS) At least nine civilians and three policemen were killed in an armed attack on a convoy of a former member of Myanmar's self-administered zone, a statement released by the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Service Office said on Saturday.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Aung San Suu Kyi in good health: Myanmar military
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 6 (IANS) Former Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in detention since the military took control of the country earlier this week, is in good health, an army official said.
2021-02-06
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Patron of Suu Kyi's NLD party arrested: Police
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 5 (IANS) U Win Htein, patron of former Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party, has been arrested in the wake of the military coup in the South Asian country, a top official said on Friday.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar denies banknotes demonetization rumours
Yangon, Feb 4 (IANS) Myanmar's State Administration Council has announced that the citizens can continue the use of 5,000 and 10,000 kyat notes, while denying rumours of demonitization of banknotes.
2021-02-04
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar blocks FB till Feb 7 fearing 'instability'
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 4 (IANS) Myanmar has directed state-owned telecom companies to temporarily block Facebook until February 7 midnight, alleging that the social media giant is contributing to instability in the country.
2021-02-04
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology
Myanmar coup: Suu Kyi faces charges of breaching import and export laws
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 3 (IANS) Police in Myanmar have filed several charges against elected civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi following Monday's military coup.
2021-02-03
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar military forms state administration council
Yangon, Feb 3 (IANS) The Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services announced formation of a new 11-membered State Administration Council under Section 419 of Constitution late on Tuesday.
2021-02-03
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Myanmar military frees regional, state CMs after coup
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 2 (IANS) A day after seizing control of the country, the military in Myanmar on Tuesday released a majority of the detained regional and state Chief Ministers, but there was no word on State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint.
2021-02-02
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Suu Kyi calls for protests over Myanmar coup (3nd Ld)
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 1 (IANS) Myanmar's de facto leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has asked people to protest against the coup staged by the military on Monday, hours after it detained her and other senior members of her ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Military takes over Myanmar, Suu Kyi detained (2nd Ld)
Yangon, Feb 1 (IANS) The Myanmar military staged a coup on Monday and seized control of the country after detaining de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other top leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party, following escalated tensions between the government and the army that erupted due to results of the November 2020 polls.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar to continue suspension of int'l flights
Yangon, Jan 31 (IANS) Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications has further extended the suspension of international commercial flights until the end of February.
2021-01-31
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar military again extends non-operation period
Yangon, Jan 29 (IANS) The Myanmar military has announced a further extension of the suspension period of its operations against armed groups until February 28.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Myanmar begins nationwide vaccination drive against coronavirus
Yangon, Jan 27 (IANS) Myanmar on Wednesday launched a Covid-19 vaccination programme across the country.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar to convene Union Parliamentary session on Feb 5
Yangon, Jan 12 (IANS) Myanmar is set to convene its next Union Parliamentary session on February 5, state-run media reported on Tuesday.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar Prez calls to establish democratic federal union
Yangon, Jan 4 (IANS) Myanmar President U Win Myint on Monday called for a constitution which is the foundation of the establishment of the future democratic federal union complying with principles and standards.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar extends entry restriction for travellers
Yangon, Dec 31 (IANS) Myanmar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to extend temporary entry restrictions for all visitors until the end of January.
2020-12-31
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Myanmar to partially lift stay-at-home order
Yangon, Dec 27 (IANS) Myanmar's Ministry of Health and Sports has announced the lifting of stay-at-home order in some townships across regions and states as they have witnessed lesser daily Covid-19 cases.
2020-12-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics