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.
In 1988, U Ne Win’s regime was facing a wave of popular protests that culminated in the historic ‘8888 Uprising’.
At Yangon’s Insein Prison, troops were called in after inmates began shouting anti-regime slogans; protests were also reported at prisons in Sagaing and Mandalay regions.
For Min Aung Hlaing, throwing political enemies like U Nyan Win into COVID-infested jails is just another method of exterminating them.
The country lost about 1.2 million jobs in Q2 following the February military coup, which has crippled an economy already hit by COVID, the labor agency said.
Urging people to take refuge in Buddha is seen as a sign of the regime’s desperation—and highly ironic, given its forces’ record of beating monks and murdering civilians.
A total of five doctors volunteering for a Yangon charity were arrested; the regime appears to be targeting medics working independently of official anti-COVID efforts.
Former BBC reporter Chris Gunness recalls U Nay Min, the fearless democracy activist who helped spark the 1988 uprising against a previous junta, at huge personal cost.
Amid a deadly COVID-19 outbreak, only soldiers and patrolling military vehicles were seen at sites in Yangon associated with assassinated independence hero Gen. Aung San.
Today we remember the killings of Gen. Aung San and his colleagues in 1947; the independence hero’s daughter has suffered an even worse fate than his.
The 80-year-old stalwart of the elected ruling party was arrested within days of the coup for saying the takeover was a result of the military chief’s lust for power.
As crematoriums overflow, many now believe the regime is simply killing the people without bullets.
U Aung Kyaw Kyaw Oo is accused of leading a civilian defense force in Hlaing Township, in the latest move by the regime to link NLD members to ‘destructive actions’.
The party embodies the people’s desire for a better future; Gen Z activists’ ingenuity and determination offer hope that the struggle to achieve this is in good hands.
With the public refusing to pay bills and thousands of energy workers on strike or fired, the junta is unable to meet the country’s power needs, a group of experts said.