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Freed American journalist remembers horrors of Myanmar junta jail

Journalist Nathan Maung turned to meditation when he was jailed for reporting on Myanmar's bloody coup, but even back home in sleepy Virginia, he can't forget those left behind, including a colleague still at the mercy of their jailers......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJul 4th, 2021

Philippines renews call for return of ‘status quo ante’ in Myanmar

The Philippines on Wednesday renewed its call on the Myanmar junta to release deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her allies from jail. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

No news on US journalist detained in Myanmar one week on: employer

The employers of an American journalist detained by Myanmar authorities said Monday they were yet to receive any information on his whereabouts or wellbeing, a week after he was detained......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

Japan urges release of journalist detained in Myanmar

Japan has urged Myanmar authorities to release a Japanese journalist in custody at a Yangon prison, one of at least 65 reporters arrested during the junta's crackdown on anti-coup protests......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Japan urges release of journo jailed in Myanmar

YANGON—Japan has urged Myanmar authorities to release a Japanese journalist in custody at a Yangon prison, one of at least 65 reporters arrested during the junta’s crackdown on anti-coup protests......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

382 children killed, maimed in Myanmar since coup, says UN

ANKARA - The UN on Tuesday called for the protection of children from the Myanmar military junta's brutal attacks which "constitute crimes against humanity."Tom Andrews, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, issued a report saying that at least 382 children have been killed or ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 16th, 2022

Around 14.4M people in Myanmar in urgent need of aid: UN

WASHINGTON - Roughly 14.4 million people in Myanmar, or about a quarter of the country's population, "urgently require humanitarian assistance," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' envoy said on Monday.Addressing the General Assembly, Noeleen Heyzer said the military junta's ouster of the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2022

Death verdict of 4 anti-coup activists by Myanmar junta condemned

PARIS - France on Saturday strongly condemned the Myanmar military junta's decision to resume executions of political prisoners and renewed its call to release all those arbitrarily detained in the coup, according to the Foreign Ministry."It is an abject decision and once again aimed at defe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 5th, 2022

Cult members storm Davao jail, free 7 inmates

Twenty-five alleged members of a cult raided the Davao Oriental Provincial Rehabilitation and Reformatory Center in Mati City and freed seven inmates believed to be members of the group on Saturday afternoon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Myanmar junta says had nothing to do with UN envoy plot

Myanmar's junta had "nothing to do" with an alleged plot to attack the country's ambassador to the UN, who has defied the military and backed the pro-democracy movement, state media said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021

Myanmar rallyists mark pivotal 1988 uprising anniversary

Yangon—Myanmar protesters on Sunday marked the anniversary of a 1988 pro-democracy uprising that brought Aung San Suu Kyi to prominence, with flash mobs and marches of defiance against the ruling junta......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Myanmar envoy claims junta ‘massacre’

Junta has denied the massacre. The post Myanmar envoy claims junta ‘massacre’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Myanmar junta chief says new elections in two years

Myanmar's junta chief said Sunday that elections would be held and a state of emergency lifted by August 2023, extending the military's initial timeline given when it deposed Aung San Suu Kyi six months ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with more corruption charges

Myanmar's junta authorities have slapped more corruption charges on Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said Tuesday, adding to an eclectic charge sheet that could see the Nobel laureate jailed for more than a decade......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Myanmar violence escalates with rise of self-defense groups: report

Violence in post-coup Myanmar has escalated as anti-junta "self-defense" forces step up to take on the military, a report said Monday, warning of an "enormous" human cost if the regime uses its full power in subsequent crackdowns......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

Junta trial of Myanmar s Suu Kyi to hear first testimony

The trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will hear its first testimony in a junta court Monday, more than four months after a military coup. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with graft charges

The Myanmar junta has hit deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi with corruption charges over claims she accepted illegal payments of gold and more than half a million dollars in cash, state media reported......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Freedom-Loving Filipinos Stand With Myanmar Demonstrators

It is absolutely shameful that the country that gave the world the People Power revolution now stands mute as the Tatmadaw, Myanmar's military junta, trample on its citizens' freedoms and human rights. Democracies across the globe have begun to voice their concerns. Even our more enlightened neighbors like Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore repeatedly urge ASEAN to act and condemn the violence. But from the Philippines, we have so far heard nothing. Why? Why is the Philippine government silent? Are they afraid that their Asian neighbors might one day also call them out as well?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

School s out for Myanmar students defying junta threats

Schools in Myanmar will open on Tuesday for the first time since the military seized power, but teachers and students are set to defy the junta's calls for full classrooms in a show of resistance......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

Miss Universe Myanmar 2020 brings ‘light, hope’ amid political crisis

She didn’t win the Miss Universe 2020 crown but for the hearts of many, including Filipino pageant fans, Miss Myanmar Thuzar Wint Lwin — who also goes by the name Candy Thuzar — will always be the lovely and feisty bet who urged the world to speak out against the military junta......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 29th, 2021

Miss Myanmar, may asylum na may trabaho pa sa US

Hindi na kailangang umuwi ni Miss Myanmar Universe 2020 Thuzar Wint Lwin, o Candy Thuzar, sa kanyang bansa sa ngayon dahil isang Burmese community sa Amerika ang nagbigay ng asylum sa kanya. Ang Chin community sa Indianapolis ang pansamantalang kukupkop kay Candy habang hindi pa makakauwi ang beauty queen sa Myanmar. Nagpalabas ang junta government […] The post Miss Myanmar, may asylum na may trabaho pa sa US appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 25th, 2021