Tag Archives: Myanmar

Myanmar Protesters Arm Themselves With Homemade Weapons

Myanmar Protesters Arm Themselves With Homemade Weapons

Myanmar Protesters Arm Themselves With Homemade Weapons Myanmar Protesters Arm Themselves With Homemade Weapons April 17, 2021 Every day, when Ko Win Kyaw goes out to demonstrate against the Myanmar military, he carries his slingshot and a supply of rocks as ammunition. It is little help against the army’s overwhelming firepower, but he says it gives him confidence and a …

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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 Protests, and Killings, Continue

Myanmar Protests, and Killings, Continue

Myanmar Protests, and Killings, Continue Myanmar Protests, and Killings, Continue The Myanmar military’s bloody crackdown on the nationwide resistance to its rule showed no sign of easing on Sunday, with a human rights group reporting that the death toll across the country had passed 700. The security forces killed 82 people in a single city on Friday, according to the …

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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 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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Images From a ‘Day of Shame’ in Myanmar, With Scores Shot Dead

Images From a ‘Day of Shame’ in Myanmar, With Scores Shot Dead

Images From a ‘Day of Shame’ in Myanmar, With Scores Shot Dead Images From a ‘Day of Shame’ in Myanmar, With Scores Shot Dead Photographs by The New York Times March 27, 2021 Children, including a 5-year-old-boy, were among those killed on Saturday as the country’s security forces cracked down on nationwide protests against a coup. A New York Times …

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After Myanmar Coup, a New Resistance Rises

After Myanmar Coup, a New Resistance Rises

After Myanmar Coup, a New Resistance Rises After Myanmar Coup, a New Resistance Rises In a jungle in the borderlands of Myanmar, the troops sweated through basic training. They learned how to load a rifle, pull the pin of a hand grenade and assemble a firebomb. These cadets are not members of Myanmar’s military, which seized power last month and …

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Myanmar Protesters Answer Military’s Bullets With an Economic Shutdown

Myanmar Protesters Answer Military’s Bullets With an Economic Shutdown

Myanmar Protesters Answer Military’s Bullets With an Economic Shutdown Myanmar Protesters Answer Military’s Bullets With an Economic Shutdown Bank tellers’ windows are gathering dust. Cargo at the port sits uncollected. And in grand government ministries in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, stacks of documents are curling in the humidity. There are few people to process all the paperwork. Since the …

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Myanmar Authorities Declare Martial Law in Parts of Country’s Largest City

Myanmar Authorities Declare Martial Law in Parts of Country’s Largest City

Myanmar Authorities Declare Martial Law in Parts of Country’s Largest City Myanmar Authorities Declare Martial Law in Parts of Country’s Largest City YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s ruling junta has declared martial law in six townships in Yangon, the country’s largest city, after security forces killed dozens of protesters over the weekend in an increasingly lethal crackdown on resistance to a …

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Myanmar Coup Protests Show No Sign of Waning, Despite Killings

Myanmar Coup Protests Show No Sign of Waning, Despite Killings

Myanmar Coup Protests Show No Sign of Waning, Despite Killings Myanmar Coup Protests Show No Sign of Waning, Despite Killings Soldiers and police officers shot and killed at least 51 people in Myanmar over the weekend, as they pressed their campaign of attrition against protesters who have defied them in cities and towns across the country. Despite weeks of killings …

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