In 1988, U Ne Win’s regime was facing a wave of popular protests that culminated in the historic ‘8888 Uprising’.
Despite post-coup chaos, the COVID-19 pandemic and rising anti-China sentiment, the military regime is pushing forward with Beijing-backed infrastructure projects.
Military regime criticized for lack of foresight as shortage of medical oxygen and overwhelmed hospitals drives surge in fatalities.
A private doctor says coronavirus has spread through most Yangon and Bago households.
A key NLD figure and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s personal lawyer, U Nyan Win caught coronavirus while being held in Insein Prison.
Sean Turnell, a senior adviser to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is being held in Insein Prison, where coronavirus cases are surging.
Insein Prison in Yangon remains locked down with coronavirus cases spiking and thousands of political detainees being held in overcrowded conditions.
The regime’s spokesperson admitted also that the junta is unable to guarantee the security of military-appointed administrators.
As the third wave of the pandemic sweeps across the country, there are fears that the number of deaths and new infections is being underreported by the junta.
Military regime soldiers and police are deceiving relatives of political prisoners into paying cash for their release.
As coronavirus cases spike nationwide, there are fears that thousands of detainees could be infected if the prison trials continue.
The Irrawaddy spoke to some of the 12 journalists released from prison on June 30 after being detained by the military regime.
76-year-old NLD information secretary Monywa Aung Shin was arrested almost five months ago and his wife has heard nothing from him since then.
The 680 new infections reported Wednesday are the highest since the junta’s February coup as the country struggles with fresh coronavirus wave.
Norway’s pension fund KLP said it was divesting from India’s largest port operator Adani over its Yangon terminal venture with a Myanmar military-owned company.