UK and US diplomats told an informal Security Council meeting Myanmar’s healthcare system is collapsing due to the junta’s mismanagement and attacks on health workers.
The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy says it continues to recognize its successful general election candidates.
The ethnic armed group faces a major coronavirus outbreak in Kachin State.
Speaking in Singapore while on a tour of SE Asia, Lloyd Austin said the US would work with partners in the region to urge the regime to “move in the right direction”.
Despite the wishful thinking of the past decade, the Tatmadaw leadership have never accepted basic democratic norms like elections, and they never will.
The junta has stopped reporting coronavirus deaths among its personnel.
The Norwegian company’s sale of its Myanmar unit to a firm with junta ties violates the economic grouping’s guidelines for multinational firms, their complaint alleges.
At least nine inmates have died from coronavirus since the third wave of COVID-19 hit Myanmar in June.
Myint Oo was turned away by several military hospitals prior to his death; in 1989 he was about to order troops to open fire on an NLD group when his superior intervened.
The military coup and a resurgence in COVID-19 have dealt the economy a double blow, the bank said in its latest report.
The pandemic crisis has shown that Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a retired general who seized power in a military coup in 2014, is unfit for the job.
Calls are mounting for the international community and neighboring countries to step in to secure humanitarian access to Myanmar to deal with its COVID-19 upsurge.
The regime is accused of using COVID-19 to kill political prisoners.
The body, led by renowned border clinic founder Dr. Cynthia Maung and the NUG’s health minister, plans disease prevention and control efforts, including vaccinations.
Maj-Gen Saw Mo Shay, chief of the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army, maintained good ties with the military regime after the coup and visited junta leaders in Naypyitaw.