The Singaporean is a former UN under-secretary-general who has enjoyed good relations with both the previous military regime and the National League for Democracy.
Recent events in Myanmar and Afghanistan offer the West a lesson: successful governments generate legitimacy first, and only later create a security force to protect it.
NLD information secretary Monywa Aung Shin was held for eight months without charge; a DVB reporter said he was tortured and forced to do labor in prison.
Regime media reveals sheer scale of armed resistance to military, as junta propaganda claims National Unity Government are terrorists.
The Irrawaddy speaks to a popular singer and a well-known actor on how the military takeover affected them and their decisions to resist the regime.
The dead included children and senior citizens and took the total number of people who have been killed by the regime since the coup to 1,146.
Hip-hop icon and former NLD MP U Phyo Zeya Thaw is accused of masterminding attacks on regime targets in Yangon.
Its decision to hold her in an undisclosed location and the sheer number of charges brought against her are unprecedented.
Despite having won three elections, the country’s most popular party continues to suffer the persecution it has experienced since its earliest days at the hands of the military.
Regime troops raided and burned down the village in Sagaing Region twice after the relatives of a local policewoman were murdered.
Singaporean Noeleen Heyzer established a working relationship with the previous military regime, and later with its proxy government, as head of ESCAP.
While foreign capitals uselessly call for peace, the regime’s atrocities worsen by the day, only serving to justify the National Unity Government’s call to arms.
The soon-to-be departing Christine Schraner Burgener has admitted for the first time that the junta has no interest in talking or a peaceful solution to Myanmar’s crisis.
Those of us who live in hiding do so in order to survive; not for ourselves, but so we can continue doing our part to rid the country of dictatorship once and for all.
Tokyo appears to be distancing itself from ex-politician Hideo Watanabe, whose reported friendship with Min Aung Hlaing has done little to rein in his regime’s abuses.