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  • 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
  • India ‘disturbed’ at Myanmar court verdict against Aung Sang Suu Kyi

    India ‘disturbed’ at Myanmar court verdict against Aung Sang Suu Kyi

    In response to media query about the proceedings against Aung Sang Suu Kyi and others in Myanmar, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said: "We are disturbed at the recent verdicts.

    December 7, 2021
  • Nearly 13,000 from coup-hit Myanmar sheltering in Mizoram: Officials

    Nearly 13,000 from coup-hit Myanmar sheltering in Mizoram: Officials

    "The river Tiau (which flows along the Champhai district in eastern Mizoram and divides India and Myanmar) was crossed by the refugees in small boats with the help of local Mizos,"

    October 25, 2021
  • Army busts ULFA-I recruitment module, apprehends seven Myanmar-bound youth

    Army busts ULFA-I recruitment module, apprehends seven Myanmar-bound youth

    "Seven youths of Namtola (under Sivasagar district) were detained while they are on their way to the ULFA-I training camps across the Myanmar border. The group included a cadre who had earlier surrendered in 2016 and one who had already tried to join the banned outfit a couple of years back. During the operation, a pistol with ammunition was also recovered,"

    September 30, 2021
  • UN and Myanmar

    UN and Myanmar

    The prevarication, that was palpable notably in Libya and Syria, seems set to resonate in the echo chambers of Kabul and further afield in the tormented land now headed by Taliban hardliners, just as it does in Myanmar

    September 27, 2021
  • Fierce battle in Myanmar forces people to take shelter in Mizoram

    Fierce battle in Myanmar forces people to take shelter in Mizoram

    The Champhai district along the India-Myanmar border is currently sheltering 4,550 refugees, the highest, followed by Aizawl district where 1,700 refugees have taken shelter. A majority of those who have taken shelter in the bordering state belong to the Chin community, also known as the Zo community, who share the same ancestry, ethnicity and culture as the Mizos of Mizoram.

    September 12, 2021