Myanmar media defiant as junta cracks down

[ad_1] BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-controlled government is seeking to suppress media coverage of protests against its seizure of power as journalists and ordinary citizens strive to inform people inside and outside of the country about what is happening. Authorities on Monday canceled the licenses of five local media outlets that had been offering extensive … Read more

Lobbyist says Myanmar junta wants to improve relations with the West, spurn China

[ad_1] By Simon Lewis WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – An Israeli-Canadian lobbyist hired by Myanmar’s junta said on Saturday that the generals are keen to leave politics after their coup and seek to improve relations with the United States and distance themselves from China. Ari Ben-Menashe, a former Israeli military intelligence official who has previously … Read more

WRAPUP 1-UN envoy calls for action against Myanmar junta over bloodshed

[ad_1] March 6 (Reuters) – The United Nations special envoy on Myanmar called on the U.N. Security Council to take action against the ruling junta after the killings of protesters who have continued to defy security forces at demonstrations against last month’s coup. The Southeast Asian country has been plunged into turmoil since the military … Read more

Myanmar’s Digital Insurgents Have Finally Found a Way to Hurt the Junta

[ad_1] JACK TAYLOR This story was produced in partnership with Coda Story. One month after Myanmar’s military seized power in a bloodless coup and declared a year-long state of emergency, daily protests continue to shake cities and towns across the country. Now, in addition to taking their anger to the streets, an underground movement of … Read more

Myanmar policemen cross border into India after refusing to carry out orders set by new military junta

[ad_1] Police cross makeshift barricades set up by protesters during a protest – AP At least 19 Myanmar police officers have crossed the border into India in the latest sign of growing dissent within the security forces and civil service officials who are opposed to the military coup. The first reported case of police fleeing … Read more

WRAPUP 1-Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown

[ad_1] * Tussles over loyalty in Myanmar embassies as junta UN pick quits * Pro-democracy student group plans more protests on Friday * End ‘vicious crackdown’ on peaceful protests -U.N. rights chief * U.S. unveils new measures also targeting military conglomerates * U.N. Security Council to discuss situation on Friday -diplomats March 5 (Reuters) – … Read more

UPDATE 1-Myanmar U.N. envoy, junta make rival claims to U.N. representation

[ad_1] (Updates with rival claim, U.N. comment) By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York has formally staked his claim as the country’s legitimate representative while the junta seeks to replace him in a dispute that will likely have to be settled by the world … Read more

Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador vows to fight after junta fired him

[ad_1] By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s United Nations envoy in New York vowed to fight on Saturday after the junta fired him for urging countries to use “any means necessary” to reverse a Feb. 1 coup that ousted the nation’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. “I decided to fight … Read more