The shadow government and UN denounced the military for transferring the ousted leader from house arrest to solitary confinement in prison this week.
Two veteran pro-democracy activists are among four men whose death penalty sentences have been approved by the junta; executions, which would be the first in decades, are aimed at scaring anyone opposing military rule, say campaigners.
Myanmar is planning the construction of a pipeline to receive Russian energy exports through India or China following the exit of Malaysia’s Petronas, Thailand’s PTTEP as well as Chevron and TotalEnergies.
Thingyan is Myanmar’s most significant cultural event, marked by prayers and the splashing of water on others as a form of symbolic cleansing.
In the northeast, villages face not only military violence but struggle to receive aid and funding as they’re placed under a communications blackout.
Some 13 months after the military coup, a group of youths are continuing to stage ‘flash mob’ protests in Myanmar’s urban areas that last just a few minutes each.
Not only would it further antagonise the protesters, the move could also implicate China in the military’s bid to quell the post-coup conflict, an observer says.
Aid agencies lament the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ policy that world powers including the United States and China seem to have adopted following reports of a string of grisly mass killings and other atrocities in Myanmar.
Independent journalists who remained in the country post-coup have been forced to operate surreptitiously to avoid arbitrary detention, beatings and violent repercussions for their families, according to interviews by This Week in Asia.
The 76-year-old was found guilty of incitement against the military and breaching Covid-19 rules during elections last year.
This Week in Asia pieces together three recent alleged mass murders in which the victims included a preacher, a doctor, villagers and students.
The National Unity Government hopes an online lottery and global crowdfunding can raise US$700 million for humanitarian aid and arming the resistance force.
The international community has expressed concerns over the declaration, including the difficulty of distributing assistance during a bloody civil war.
It’s been more than six months since the coup in Myanmar, yet the Association of Southeast Asian Nations appears to have done little other than appoint Brunei’s Erywan Yusof as a ‘special envoy’.
Residents in Yangon have put up yellow and white flags outside their homes to indicate they need help amid shortages of medicines and food.
Myanmar’s health authorities on Monday reported 5,014 new infections, surpassing 5,000 in a single day for the first time.
‘There is a difference between being armed and not being armed. Everyone is fighting for their lives,’ Alfie wrote on Facebook after receiving military training.
Aung Myo Min has spent three decades defending human rights after the 1988 uprising led him to dedicate his life to activism.
British-trained Myanmar chef Orng Joitamoi won Restaurant of the Year in Yangon and had big plans until he lost 80 per cent of his clients after the military coup.
The junta has resorted to mass detentions and custodial violence to muzzle the student-led movement demanding a return to democracy.
Khant Nyar Hein, a medical student from an ethnic Chinese family, was killed by security forces at a protest – and his father is among those who want Beijing to take a stronger stance against the generals behind the February 1 coup.
Many protesters believe China supports the Tatmadaw – despite Beijing’s denial – and are sceptical of Chinese investments in the country.
Protesters rallied at the Indonesian embassy in Yangon to reject a purported Asean proposal for new polls with election monitors.
The signs, written in English, poke fun at the fearsome military and are proof of a generational change since the Saffron Revolution.
Days after a military coup, all seems normal in Yangon during the day, but residents are making their resistance against the military heard come nightfall.