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Myanmar’s top general vows to intensify action against militia
... Hlaing , speaking at a military parade marking Armed Forces Day on Sunday, urged ethnic minorities not to support groups opposed to army rule and ruled out negotiations with them. The military took power from the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi last year. Security forces have used deadly force to suppress mass nationwide protests, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,700 civilians, according to a detailed tally compiled by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners . Many ...
Updated: 03/28/2022
U.S. official says Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya
... power, he said. Days after U.S. President Joe Biden took office, Myanmar generals led by Commander in Chief Min Aung Hlaing seized power on February 1, 2021, after complaining of fraud in a November 2020 general election won by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi's Suu Kyi 's party. Election monitoring groups found no evidence of mass fraud. The armed forces killed more than 1,600 people and detaining nearly 10,000, including civilian leaders, such as Suu Kyi , according to the Assistance Association ...
Updated: 03/21/2022
US declares Myanmar Rohingya genocide, crimes against humanity
... allegations of crimes against humanity for the brutal campaign against the Rohingya. The case brought in the International Court of Justice against Myanmar by The Gambia in 2019 has been complicated by the coup last year that ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her government, which has resulted in mass protests and a bloody crackdown. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who was criticised by rights groups for her involvement in the Rohingya case, is now under house arrest and on trial by the same ...
Updated: 03/21/2022
Cambodia, Hun Sen urge Russia to end war in Ukraine
... its forces from the country, condemning the aggression as a grave breach of the United Nations Charter . The leaders called for the immediate cessation of violence in coup-hit Myanmar and demanded the junta release of the arrested civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other detainees and restore the democratic political system in a joint statement issued after their meeting in Phnom Penh. According to the statement, Kishida and Hun Sen recognized that this aggression jeopardizes the foundation of ...
Updated: 03/21/2022
Kishida, Hun Sen to seek ASEAN cooperation
... that shakes the foundation of international order. The Cambodia summit came just ahead of Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn's three day trip from Monday to Myanmar as the ASEAN special envoy. Myanmar's military detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and toppled her democratically elected government in a February coup last year. Cambodia has taken active diplomacy in order to improve the situation in Myanmar. In January, Hun Sen traveled to the country's capital Naypyitaw for talks with ...
Updated: 03/20/2022
Myanmar junta approves sale of Telenor's Myanmar subsidiary
... decision to pull out irresponsible, saying it had not considered the impact on human rights. Activist groups say that any new owner could provide future requests from the junta to provide cellphone data of dissidents protesting the putsch that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi's government last year. Joseph Wilde-Ramsing , a senior researcher at SOMO , said there are still many things that Telenor can do to mitigate harm. If they won't take any steps to minimize the data transfer, they can still do things like ...
Updated: 03/18/2022
Ukrainian President Zelensky to address Parliament via video link
... require policing by Nato jets, which Moscow would consider an act of war, potentially triggering a much larger conflict over Europe. It is rare for foreign leaders to address the House of Commons, but not unheard of. Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and Aung San Suu Kyi have all done so in the past, but Donald Trump, who tried to extort Mr Zelensky in 2019, threatening to withhold American military aid unless he was presented with dirt on his election rival and eventual successor Joe Biden , which led to ...
Updated: 03/08/2022
Myanmar junta slams calls for ASEAN envoy to meet groups opposed to coup
... objections, but said the envoy could act as a bridge. He said that his predecessor as the ASEAN envoy was unable to visit Myanmar because of preconditions by some ASEAN members that the ruling generals found unacceptable. Those included access to Aung San Suu Kyi , the leader of the elected government that was ousted in the coup last year. Suu Kyi is on trial for a number of crimes.
Updated: 02/21/2022
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