Big Bag’s lead singer Kyar Pauk auctioned his ukulele for US$27,500, with all proceeds going to the people’s war against the junta.
More than 760 junta soldiers and police reportedly plan to join the Civil Disobedience Movement since the civilian National Unity Government declared war on the regime.
U Win Myint’s insistence that he would rather die when told to quit by the generals doesn’t surprise those familiar with his decades of self-sacrifice as a politician.
Any future peace process must be genuinely inclusive and not repeat the mistakes made by both military and civilian governments of the past.
The Myanmar military continues to take heavy casualties in fighting with civilian resistance groups across the country.
By banishing the State Counselor to a secret location and rejecting ASEAN’s envoy, Min Aung Hlaing is making his despised predecessors look like masters of statecraft.
President U Win Myint has been charged over a statement that was issued while he was in detention.
ASEAN initially limited itself to calls for dialogue, but members have become increasingly frustrated with the junta’s lack of cooperation with the bloc’s envoy.
People’s Soldiers are calling for the removal of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing for trying to force President U Win Myint to resign on the day of the coup.
ASEAN lawmakers and prominent NGOs have joined calls for the regime’s leader to be shunned at the regional bloc’s summit if it continues to stonewall.
The President said he refused to resign on the day of the coup; this confirms the view that the transfer of power by a military-appointed ‘acting President’ was illegal.
British American Tobacco is the latest multinational to abandon its operations in Myanmar since the February coup.
The collapse in the kyat since February has made the plants’ LNG fuel unaffordable; the move is expected to see more blackouts in Yangon in the days ahead.
Calls have emerged from within ASEAN to shun Myanmar, but such a move would harm the regional grouping’s members in the long run.
Despite rumors U Tun Hlaing, owner of STE Global Trading, was detained in Singapore, he is reportedly living in Myanmar.