Sunday, 5th December 2021
<To guardian.ng
Search

Myanmar coup

30 Mar
The events in Myanmar pose a challenge to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which is struggling to decide whether to stick to its principle of non-interference in members' internal affairs or not.
20 Mar
Alarmed at the strength of the opposition to the coup, the Myanmar junta is trying to instill fear with increasing violence, says Khin Zaw Win, the director of the Tampadipa Institute, a Yangon-based think-tank, "I don't see any way where we can get to a peaceful, non-violent resolution."
12 Mar
Dozens of Karen, one of Myanmar's largest ethnic groups, march to protest against the coup in southern Myanmar's Khamaung Thwe village. The military authorities are cracking down with increasing severity on daily protests against their February 1 coup, with at least 70 people killed according to the UN's top rights expert on the country.
28 Feb
Foreign diplomats in Myanmar told the military junta that "the world is watching" as armored vehicles were, again, deployed to the streets. Hundreds of thousands of people joined a ninth day of anti-coup protests.
27 Feb
For the third time in two weeks, Myanmar's junta has shut off the internet to restrict the flow of information for protesters. A new cybersecurity law would permit officials to arrest the military's online critics.
23 Feb
Security forces have opened fire on protesters in Mandalay, as anti-coup rallies honored a young woman who was killed by police at an earlier demonstration. UN Secretary-General Guterres spoke out.
14 Feb
The UN Security Council voices "deep concern" over the military coup in Myanmar, and calls in a draft statement for the "release of all detainees" including Aung San Suu Kyi. "The members of the Security Council emphasized the need for the continued support of the democratic transition in Myanmar," Britain's ambassador to the UN, Barbara Woodward, tells reporters.
14 Feb
The Myanmar military junta has so far refrained from using deadly force to quell nationwide demonstrations, but with pressure building riot police fired water cannon on Monday in an attempt to disperse thousands on the streets of the capital Naypyidaw.
14 Feb
Myanmar's army chief insists that a military coup to oust the country's civilian leaders is justified by 'voter fraud', but pledges to hand back power after elections.
14 Feb
The US and UN's concern followed a raid by the military on the Yangon headquarters of outsted leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party late on Tuesday.
11 Feb
US President Joe Biden has said the US will prevent access to $1 billion in assets unless Myanmar's junta "relinquishes" power and releases democratically elected leaders.
1 Feb
The international community has criticized Monday's coup in Myanmar, urging the army to release all political leaders. Germany said the military's actions "jeopardize progress made so far towards democratic change."

Latest

10 mins ago
Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, saddled with around $300 billion in debt, has been struggling to meet interest payments on its loans. If it collapses, some of its partner firms could be driven to bankruptcy, prospective homebuyers could lose deposits and some banks would lend less money, which would lead to a credit crunch in the world's second-biggest economy. Property developers in China have in fact created an oversupply: there is enough empty property in the country to house more than 90 million people. FRANCE 24's team reports.
10 mins ago
The neoliberal FDP will be the smallest party in Germany's new government but it has landed key ministries and the all-important finance chief job. How much influence will the Free Democrats really have in the end?
10 mins ago
NATO said there would be "consequences" for Russia if it launches an invasion of Ukraine. Russia, meanwhile, warned the West to stear clear of Moscow's "red lines."
1 hour ago
French fashion businesses here in France tend to go one of two ways: either they fail, or they thrive, before being bought up by a powerful luxury group. But some companies do manage to resist that fate – weathering economic crises, the challenges of a globalised economy and now the pandemic, all on their own. So how exactly do they do it and what makes them tick? We went to meet independent shoemakers Arche in the Loire Valley and Paris-based Weston to find out.
1 day ago
The governing body of women's tennis took the decision after Peng made an allegation of sexual abuse against a Chinese official. WTA chairman Steve Simon said he worried about player safety at tournaments in China.
1 day ago
The Omicron variant might be one of the first real immunoescape variants, says Professor Adam Grundhoff of the Leibniz Institute of Experimental Virology. It could therefore re-infect people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.