Tag Archives: Coup

Three Months After Coup, Myanmar Returns to the ‘Bad Old Days’

Three Months After Coup, Myanmar Returns to the ‘Bad Old Days’

Three Months After Coup, Myanmar Returns to the ‘Bad Old Days’ Three Months After Coup, Myanmar Returns to the ‘Bad Old Days’ Every night at 8, the stern-faced newscaster on Myanmar military TV announces the day’s hunted. The mug shots of those charged with political crimes appear onscreen. Among them are doctors, students, beauty queens, actors, reporters, even a pair …

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‘Now We Are United’: Myanmar’s Ethnic Divisions Soften After Coup

‘Now We Are United’: Myanmar’s Ethnic Divisions Soften After Coup

‘Now We Are United’: Myanmar’s Ethnic Divisions Soften After Coup ‘Now We Are United’: Myanmar’s Ethnic Divisions Soften After Coup The Myanmar military’s disinformation was crude but effective. Army propagandists claimed an ethnic group called the Rohingya was burning down its own villages and wanted to swamp Buddhist-majority Myanmar with Islamic hordes. The Rohingya were spinning tall tales, the military …

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Myanmar Coup Leader Arrives in Indonesia for Asean Summit

Myanmar Coup Leader Arrives in Indonesia for Asean Summit

Myanmar Coup Leader Arrives in Indonesia for Asean Summit Myanmar Coup Leader Arrives in Indonesia for Asean Summit The army general who has ruled Myanmar since leading the overthrow of its civilian government arrived on Saturday in Indonesia for a meeting with leaders of other Southeast Asian nations, after some of them expressed concern about the army’s killing of hundreds …

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Myanmar Coup Puts the Seal on Autocracy’s Rise in Southeast Asia

Myanmar Coup Puts the Seal on Autocracy’s Rise in Southeast Asia

Myanmar Coup Puts the Seal on Autocracy’s Rise in Southeast Asia Myanmar Coup Puts the Seal on Autocracy’s Rise in Southeast Asia Late last month, foreign officials in army regalia toasted their hosts in Naypyidaw, the bunkered capital built by Myanmar’s military. Ice clinked in frosted glasses. A lavish spread had been laid out for the foreign dignitaries in honor …

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Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy

Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy Myanmar Envoy Who Critiqued Coup Is Locked Out of London Embassy LONDON — Myanmar’s ambassador to Britain, Kyaw Zwar Minn, was locked out of his own embassy on Wednesday, apparently in retaliation for criticizing the country’s military, which seized power in February and has since launched a bloody crackdown …

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Myanmar’s Military Has Killed Over 40 Children Since the Coup. Here’s One Child’s Story.

Myanmar's Military Has Killed Over 40 Children Since the Coup. Here's One Child's Story.

Myanmar’s Military Has Killed Over 40 Children Since the Coup. Here’s One Child’s Story. Myanmar’s Military Has Killed Over 40 Children Since the Coup. Here’s One Child’s Story. No one quite knew why the soldiers wandered into Aye Myat Thu’s neighborhood of neat wooden houses, each painted a cheerful hue, sprays of bougainvillea adding more splashes of color. Mr. Soe …

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In Turkey’s Failed Coup, Trainees Face the Same Stiff Punishments as Generals

In Turkey’s Failed Coup, Trainees Face the Same Stiff Punishments as Generals

In Turkey’s Failed Coup, Trainees Face the Same Stiff Punishments as Generals In Turkey’s Failed Coup, Trainees Face the Same Stiff Punishments as Generals ISTANBUL — Their happiness shines out of the photograph: 14 graduates of Turkey’s Air Force Academy celebrating their completion of a flight training program with a picture together in front of a fighter jet. Within months, …

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After Coup, Myanmar’s Military Rule Is an Exception

After Coup, Myanmar's Military Rule Is an Exception

After Coup, Myanmar’s Military Rule Is an Exception After Coup, Myanmar’s Military Rule Is an Exception Government-sponsored massacres became less frequent too. But a wave in the 1990s were mostly in countries that, like Myanmar, had histories of civil war, weak institutions, high poverty rates and politically powerful militaries — Sudan, Rwanda, Nigeria, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, among …

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Myanmar Soldiers, Aiming to Silence Coup Protests, Target Journalists

Myanmar Soldiers, Aiming to Silence Coup Protests, Target Journalists

Myanmar Soldiers, Aiming to Silence Coup Protests, Target Journalists Myanmar Soldiers, Aiming to Silence Coup Protests, Target Journalists Ten days after seizing power in Myanmar, the generals issued their first command to journalists: Stop using the words “coup,” “regime” and “junta” to describe the military’s takeover of the government. Few reporters heeded the Orwellian directive, and the junta embraced a …

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Dozens Gunned Down in One of Myanmar’s Bloodiest Days Since Coup

Dozens Gunned Down in One of Myanmar’s Bloodiest Days Since Coup

Dozens Gunned Down in One of Myanmar’s Bloodiest Days Since Coup Dozens Gunned Down in One of Myanmar’s Bloodiest Days Since Coup At a military parade on Saturday, the general who led the overthrow of Myanmar’s civilian government last month said the army was determined “to protect people from all danger.” Before the day was over, the security forces under …

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