State Department Counselor Derek Chollet called for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and condemned the ‘growing authoritarian partnership between Moscow and the junta’.
As they resist Min Aung Hlaing’s rule, Myanmar people should take heart from the words of Ukrainian President Zelensky, who looked forward to a world without Putin.
Speaking at an economic forum, the Russian leader sought to pivot towards allies in Asia, the Middle East and Africa as his country faces a barrage of Western sanctions.
The three companies sanctioned include one which the coup leader’s son is a director of.
Also this week, the regime praised China as a model neighbor and warned the Arakan Army its patience has limits as the junta’s relations with the group continued to sour.
Also this week, the junta praised the farmers whose lives it has ruined, chided Ukraine for being invaded, and sought a generator for its Electricity Ministry.
Talks between Ukraine and Russia at Belarus border will be held without preconditions, Ukraine’s president said.
Junta ministers, election officials and senior military officers, as well as four firms, are among the latest sanctions targets over the continuing violence in Myanmar.
A stable Myanmar is in India’s interest. In the short term at least, New Delhi will avoid antagonizing the junta, which could play into the hands of regional rival China.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the grenade attack on a pro-junta rally in Tachileik, eastern Shan State.
To mark a year of military rule, the US condemned the regime and unveiled sanctions targeting those supplying arms used to kill civilians.
The Irrawaddy looks at the individuals, groups and forces that shaped the course of events in one of the most tumultuous years in Myanmar’s modern history.
The message of the foreign minister’s visit is that New Delhi will continue to call for democracy while talking with junta leaders to mitigate India’s security concerns.
The city state has become a preferred location for military-linked companies and individuals to park their assets.
Despite rumors U Tun Hlaing, owner of STE Global Trading, was detained in Singapore, he is reportedly living in Myanmar.