The rebellion against military rule is gaining strength, and analysts say soldiers are responding with increased brutality.
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Fire in Bangladesh Camp Adds to Rohingya Refugees’ Misery
Twelve thousand residents of the camp, already some of the most dispossessed people on earth, were left without shelter.
Aung San Suu Kyi Trial in Myanmar Nears End
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has faced a series of charges since being detained in a coup in early 2021. Her trials came to an end on Friday, capping months of legal proceedings.
$150 World Cup Jerseys Made by Workers Getting $2.27 a Day
Garment workers in Myanmar earn less than $3 a day to produce soccer apparel for Adidas. Some say they were fired after asking factory owners for a raise.
Shunned by the West, Russia and Myanmar Form a Partnership of Unequals
Myanmar gets resources and ammunition, while Russia gets a customer at a time when it is struggling for revenues. Both can use the other to undermine Western sanctions.
Waiting for Refugee Status, Thousands Live in Limbo
As the Biden administration prioritizes resettling people fleeing Ukraine and Afghanistan, many other refugees are waiting years in a system struggling to rebuild.
Young Journalists Fight to Keep Free Press Alive in Myanmar
The Southeast Asian nation has seen a relentless crackdown on free expression, with a small literary magazine emerging as one of the few remaining independent media outlets.
Australian Economic Adviser Sentenced to Three Years in Myanmar
Sean Turnell, arrested five days after the military seized power in a coup, has been convicted by the junta of violating the country’s official secrets act.
In Myanmar, Grief and Fury After an Attack on a School
Eleven children died when soldiers fired on the school, where they said rebels had taken cover. “This is a war crime,” said a U.N. expert.
U.N. Faces Record Humanitarian Aid Shortfall — but Not for Ukrainians
Soaring needs and wealthy countries’ focus on Ukraine have left aid agencies with too little money to address the world’s other crises, forcing them to cut programs.
Myanmar Military Executes Four Pro-Democracy Activists
They were the country’s first executions in more than 30 years. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the ousted civilian leader who was detained during last year’s coup, remains in prison.
Fighting a Brutal Regime With the Help of a Video Game
Opponents of the coup in Myanmar have flocked to a new online game that lets players shoot virtual soldiers while raising money for the real-life resistance.
In Tulsa, a Burmese Cooking Tradition Takes the Spotlight
The food of the Zomi people of Myanmar isn’t easy to find in America, even in this city so welcoming to refugees. But this weekend it will move front and center.
Biden Should Cut Off the Gas Revenues That Fund Myanmar’s Junta
He should cut off the gas revenues that fund Myanmar’s junta.
Assassinations Become Weapon of Choice for Guerrilla Groups in Myanmar
A movement to restore democracy has evolved into deadly warfare between a ruthless military and a resistance force with limited weaponry.
Biden to Host Southeast Asian Leaders as He Tries to Return Focus to China
The leaders at the two-day summit in Washington will discuss a variety of topics, but the president plans to use it to show a united front against Beijing.
Bangladesh Shutters Dozens of Schools Set Up by Rohingya in Camps
More than 30 schools, teaching tens of thousands of Rohingya students, were closed in Bangladesh, where officials are said to have feared the schools would encourage the refugees to stay permanently.
Aung San Suu Kyi Found Guilty in Myanmar Ahead of Biden Summit
The elected civilian leader, who was detained in a military coup last year, was sentenced to five years in prison in a corruption trial that was closed to the public.
Myanmar’s Health System Is in Collapse, ‘Obliterated’ by the Regime
The country is also now one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a medical worker. At least 30 doctors have been killed since the coup, a rights group says.
Myanmar Junta Holding 10,000 Political Prisoners
Most are held in deplorable conditions and face certain conviction at trial. Rights groups say the Southeast Asian nation now has the worst human rights conditions in the region.
Myanmar’s Military Committed Genocide Against Rohingya, U.S. Says
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the official designation. More than 9,000 people were killed in the violence.
Myanmar Is Mired in Conflict and Chaos a Year After a Coup
Daily protests, once loud and colorful, have been replaced by an eerie quiet. To mark the anniversary of the military takeover, protest leaders have called for a “silent strike.”
Pay Your Power Bill, Myanmar Soldiers Say, or Pay With Your Life
Facing a huge loss of revenue amid economic turmoil, the military has sent soldiers to act as debt collectors.
Indonesia Accepts Stranded Refugee Boat After Vowing to Turn It Away
The boat was being towed ashore with more than 100 Rohingya refugees on board. Indonesia initially said it would turn the vessel away, but relented under pressure from rights groups.
Stay or Go? For Myanmar’s Latest Wave of Refugees, There’s No Good Choice.
Hundreds of thousands who fled deadly unrest at home confront an uncertain future abroad. Yet for many who remained, conditions are dire.
Myanmar’s Army Is Accused of Massacring Dozens of Civilians
At least 35 people were killed and their bodies burned, according to an international aid group and opponents of the military regime.
လိမ္မာပါးနပ်သည်၊ နှစ်လိုခင်မင်ဖွယ်ကောင်းသည်၊ ကြမ်းကြုတ်သော စစ်တပ်တစ်တပ်ကို တိတ်တဆိတ် လက်နက်တပ်ဆင်ပေးနေသည်။
ဗမာ-အိုင်ယာလန် ကပြားမိသားစုတစ်စုက ပိတ်ဆို့အရေးယူမှု စစ်ဆေးမှုများကို ရှောင်ကွင်းလျက် မြန်မာ စစ်အစိုးရအတွက် လေယာဉ်များ၊ ကာကွယ်ရေး ရေဒါ၊ အခြားနည်းပညာနှင့် ကိရိယာများကို ကူညီဝယ်ယူ ပေးနေသော်လည်း အမြဲသူတော်ကောင်းစကားသာ ဆိုကြလေသည်။
In Myanmar, a Notable Burmese Family Quietly Equipped a Brutal Military
A Burmese-Irish family said all the right things, even as it helped Myanmar’s rulers avoid sanctions scrutiny in buying airplanes, defense radar and more.
‘I Didn’t Look Like a Human’: Journalist Tells of Myanmar Torture
When Ko Aung Kyaw erased his cellphone contacts to protect his sources, he knew his interrogators would make him pay a horrific price. He did it anyway.
Jailed Journalists Reach Record High for Sixth Year in 2021
The Committee to Protect Journalists, a press freedom monitoring group, said 293 journalists were behind bars this year, more than a quarter of them in China.
Landmark $150B lawsuit seeks to hold Facebook accountable for Rohingya genocide
Rohingya refugees have filed a lawsuit against Meta, formerly known as Facebook, for its alleged role in the ethnic cleansing currently underway in Myanmar, sometimes known as Burma. The lawsuit says the social media giant is on the hook for “at least $150 billion” for “wrongful death, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of property.”
This lawsuit claims that Meta’s Facebook product is defective and that the company acted negligently. The complaint was filed this week in San Mateo County Superior Court, the jurisdiction in which Meta is headquartered, on behalf of a Rohingya refugee living in Illinois. It’s seeking class-action status to encompass all of the more than 10,000 Rohingya refugees who have resettled in the US since 2012.
The lawsuit is among the first to leverage allegations made by former Facebook employees and whistleblowers, including Frances Haugen, who shared over 10,000 documents with Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Aung San Suu Kyi Falls, but Myanmar’s Democratic Hopes Move On
The ousted civilian leader faces years in custody after being sentenced on the first of several charges. In her absence, a new generation of younger, more progressive politicians is emerging.
Fatalities Reported After Military Truck Rams Protesters in Myanmar
Witnesses said soldiers also fired into the crowd and kicked wounded demonstrators, the latest in a series of confrontations in which the military’s behavior has infuriated citizens.
U.N. Seats Denied, for Now, to Afghanistan’s Taliban and Myanmar’s Junta
A powerful United Nations committee deferred a decision on applications by the ruling authorities of both countries, widely regarded as pariahs, to replace envoys of the governments they had toppled.
Myanmar’s Notorious Army Is Facing a Morale Crisis
The number of defectors, while not enough to topple the Tatmadaw, is growing, galvanized by the nationwide anti-coup movement.
U.S. Journalist Danny Fenster Is Freed From Myanmar Prison
The release was a rare positive development in the country, which has been torn apart by violence since a February coup.
In Myanmar, Danny Fenster, American Journalist, Gets 11-Year Sentence
Danny Fenster, who was arrested in May by the military government, was given the maximum sentence on Friday after being convicted on three charges, his employer said.
American Journalist Held in Myanmar Faces 2 New Charges
Prosecutors filed charges of terrorism and sedition against the journalist Danny Fenster, who once worked at a hard-hitting news outlet hated by Myanmar’s governing military.
Veteran U.S. Diplomat Comes Under Criticism for a Trip to Myanmar
Bill Richardson, a former ambassador to the U.N., said that he had held “productive” talks with the general who led the February coup. Rights activists said he gave the junta an air of legitimacy.
Aung San Suu Kyi to Defend Herself in Myanmar ‘Show Trial’
The United Nations has described the charges against the former leader as politically motivated. If convicted, she could face a maximum of 102 years in prison.
Thousands Flee Myanmar for India Amid Fears of a Growing Refugee Crisis
For decades, armed conflict, political repression and targeted campaigns against minorities have forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave the country. Now many more are expected to follow.
Myanmar Announces Amnesty for Thousands of Anti-Coup Protesters
The junta, which seized power in February, said it was releasing the prisoners to mark the Lighting Festival, a three-day holiday that begins Tuesday.
Mohib Ullah, 46, Dies; Documented Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya
Shot dead by gunmen, he had compiled a list of those who perished in the hope that the data could be used as evidence in international courts.
A Family, a Dream and a Season of Fear
Than Than Htwe and her husband moved to America in hopes of better opportunity for their son. They were greeted with violence instead.
Danny Fenster, U.S. Journalist, Told to Stay in Myanmar Prison
Danny Fenster, who has become an international symbol of the military’s crackdown, was ordered on Monday to remain in confinement.
Glimpses of ‘Lost Tribe’ Jewish Communities in India and Myanmar
Often overlooked, the communities in South and Southeast Asia complicate notions of Jewish identity while emphasizing its malleability.
Myanmar’s Army Escalates Attacks on a Struggling Resistance
The army has escalated attacks on militias that oppose its rule, driving thousands of people into the hills. A shadow government has called for a nationwide uprising.
Quandary at U.N.: Who Speaks for Myanmar and Afghanistan?
Governments of the two countries have been toppled by pariah regimes. Will they get seats at the world’s biggest diplomatic table anyway?
Myanmar’s Monks, Leaders of Past Protests, Are Divided Over the Coup
Some senior members of the Buddhist clergy have given their blessing to the generals in power. But hundreds of lower-ranking monks have been jailed for protesting.
Ko Pyae Lyan Aung, Myanmar Soccer Player, Wins Asylum in Japan
Pyae Lyan Aung had defied the military junta’s rule at home after its coup, and had gambled he could win the right to stay in Japan.