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  • Myanmar to issue electronic Covid vax certificate for int’l travel

    Myanmar to issue electronic Covid vax certificate for int’l travel

    According to the Ministry, the number of Covid-19 infections in the country has increased to 612,132 with 19,434 deaths.

    April 8, 2022
  • Universities, colleges to reopen in Myanmar

    Universities, colleges to reopen in Myanmar

    Students who passed the matriculation exam in the 2019-20 academic year can also join the first-year classes, it said.

    March 31, 2022
  • Myanmar’s military leader vows no talks with ‘opposition terrorist groups’

    Myanmar’s military leader vows no talks with ‘opposition terrorist groups’

    Myanmar's military leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Sunday said the military will not negotiate with "terrorist" opposition groups, vowing to "annihilate" them, local media reported.

    March 28, 2022
  • A year on

    A year on

    While it is true that the world has invested in Myanmar’s democratic transition over the past decade, the unbelievably naïve dumping of Ms Suu Kyi as the best bet for the country because she allegedly defended the military action against Rohingya insurgents in Rakhine state (while being critical of excesses by the security forces) has been the international community’s cardinal error.

    February 24, 2022
  • Rohingyas at ICJ

    Rohingyas at ICJ

    While the court is yet to respond to the nature of Myanmar’s representation at the hearings, “there is little doubt that if it is the junta that is in court, this is not something that should be taken to confer legitimacy on the junta this is not something that should be taken to confer legitimacy on the junta,” is the reaction of the Global Justice Centre.

    February 23, 2022
  • Myanmar’s resistance group attacks China-backed facility

    Myanmar’s resistance group attacks China-backed facility

    China has encouraged Myanmar's civilian National Unity Government to ensure that the country's opposition movement does not jeopardise the Chinese interests.

    February 16, 2022
  • India, Russia hold consultations on UNSC issues, discuss situation in Afghanistan, Myanmar

    India, Russia hold consultations on UNSC issues, discuss situation in Afghanistan, Myanmar

    The other issues discussed during the meeting included the topics of combating terrorism and climate change. The meeting took place a day before Russia takes charge of the UNSC Presidency.

    February 1, 2022
  • UN says people’s voices in Myanmar must be ‘heard and amplified’

    UN says people’s voices in Myanmar must be ‘heard and amplified’

    "The multiple vulnerabilities of all people across Myanmar and its regional implications require an urgent response", the statement said.

    January 31, 2022
  • The plight of Rohingyas and other minorities

    The plight of Rohingyas and other minorities

    Hitler began with victimizing the Jews but this soon spread to the Gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, blacks, the physically and mentally disabled, political opponents…. dissenting clergy, resistance fighters, prisoners of war, Slavic peoples etc. (Ina R. Friedman). Can we perhaps see a trend building in India too? First, we start with an antipathy towards the lower castes, then it may escalate to others who don’t look like us (peoples from the north-east), then the Dravidian southerners and soon who will be left outside this hate-filled ambit?

    January 12, 2022
  • A life behind bars

    A life behind bars

    The sentences are to be served concurrently. She also received a two-year sentence under the Natural Disaster Management Law for allegedly violating coronavirus rules while campaigning. Suu Kyi was convicted last month on two other charges ~ incitement and breaching Covid-19 restrictions ~ and sentenced to four years’ imprisonment. Hours after that sentence was issued, the head of the military-installed government, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, reduced it by half.

    January 12, 2022
  • US demands immediate release of Myanmar’s democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi

    US demands immediate release of Myanmar’s democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi

    They include charges of corruption, violating COVID-19 pandemic restrictions during the 2020 election campaign.

    January 11, 2022
  • Horror of Horrors

    Horror of Horrors

    The organized killings have few parallels in Myanmar’s torturous history with the 30-odd victims being herded up before being shot by the ever so obedient soldiers of the repressive junta.

    December 28, 2021
  • FS in Myanmar

    FS in Myanmar

    The foreign secretary has underlined the imperative to maintain peace in the periphery of Myanmar, which shares a 1,600- km border with India. The junta has assured India that it will not support the “anti-India” insurgent groups.

    December 27, 2021
  • India asks Myanmar to maintain peace and stability in border areas

    India asks Myanmar to maintain peace and stability in border areas

    A grant of 10,000 tonnes of rice and wheat to Myanmar was also announced.

    December 23, 2021
  • Suu Kyi’s future

    Suu Kyi’s future

    While international condemnation of Ms Suu Kyi's December 6 sentencing this month has been widespread with the United States, United Nations and European Union all calling her conviction politically motivated there is a question as to how long the global community will advocate for her release

    December 23, 2021
  • Eclipse of Democracy

    Eclipse of Democracy

    The plot thickens as the verdict stipulates Suu Kyi will be detained at an undisclosed location. The secrecy is almost incredible. And irreversible will be the eclipse of democracy, unless continued protests by Myanmar’s civil society succeed in showing the military the error of its ways.

    December 8, 2021
  • Cambodia, Myanmar discuss bilateral cooperation, ASEAN issues

    Cambodia, Myanmar discuss bilateral cooperation, ASEAN issues

    At the meeting held on Tuesday, Lwin congratulated Cambodia as the incoming chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2022

    December 8, 2021