Burmese pro democracy leader and Nobel Peace prize winner. A renowned advocate of non-violence and human rights who spent many years under house arrest.
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo did not provide details of the incident but said it would not deter efforts by Indonesia and Asean to push for peace in Myanmar.
Deputy director Sai Kyaw Thu of the Union Election Commission was shot dead and the anti-coup People’s Defence Forces are responsible for the killing, the army’s information team says.
Aung San Suu Kyi, 77, faces 33 years in detention – if her appeal is upheld her sentence could be reduced by 13 years.
Myanmar doesn’t have the financial or technical capabilities to carry out the military modernisation seen on the Coco Islands, analysts say.
Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, or NLD, was one of 40 parties ordered dissolved in an official announcement by the election commission published on Wednesday.
The two Southeast Asian nations also ratified landmark agreements made last year, covering airspace management, defence cooperation and extradition.
Decision to license guns is widely seen as a way for the military government to arm its supporters to help state security forces battle pro-democracy opponents.
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has made the request as Thailand appears reluctant to hold the junta to account while other neighbouring countries are vocal about the conflict that has sparked a refugee crisis.
Any polls will fall short of democratic standards, and prospects for peace and stability are ‘extremely bleak’ this year, critics say.
Economic, security and governance disruptions followed the military takeover in 2021, leaving many farmers in remote border states little option but to return to growing opium, UN says.
Human rights group and 16 people from Myanmar have filed a criminal complaint; one of the complainants said seven of her relatives were killed in a village attack and a child was murdered while begging for a drink.
Almost half the money is from sale of so-called Spring Revolution Special Treasury Bonds; allies of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi remain confident they can regain control of the entire country soon.
Deal was made even though Israel claimed it stopped defence technology transfers to Myanmar following a 2017 court ruling.
The bombing by jets killed fighters at the headquarters of the Chin National Front; reports say one bomb landed in India’s Mizoram state, but police say it landed on the international boundary.
Announcement marks the country’s 75th anniversary of independence from British rule; it was not immediately clear if any political detainees would be freed.
Wirathu, also known as the ‘Buddhist bin Laden’, helped whip up animosity towards Rohingya Muslims before 2017’s brutal military crackdown on the ethnic minority group.
A military court found her guilty of five charges of corruption related to the purchase and maintaining of a helicopter, adding seven more years to her sentence.
Nobel laureate has already been found guilty on 14 charges and sentenced to 26 years in prison, though ‘unlikely’ the junta will press any more charges, observer says
Myanmar junta’s most vocal critics in the Asean declined the invitation amid discord over whether to engage with the military that seized power last year and plunged Myanmar into conflict and economic ruin.
A new report says that Myanmar’s junta is starving NGOs of vital funds as it tries to keep close tabs on all incoming transactions to stop the opposition.
Australian economist Sean Turnell was given a standing ovation by lawmakers, and praised for his courage, optimism and resilience by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
Sean Turnell, a former adviser to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, spent nearly two years in a Myanmar prison accused of gun-running and working for British intelligence.
Australian Sean Turnell, Japan’s Toru Kubota, Briton Vicky Bowman, American Kyaw Htay Oo, and 11 Myanmar celebrities are among 5,774 prisoners being released to mark National Victory Day.
Talks will focus on implementation of five-point peace ‘consensus’ agreed with Myanmar’s military rulers last year to try to end conflict in the country.
The slain teacher, Saw Tun Moe, was a long-time educator who took part in antimilitary protests before taking charge of a high school founded by the country’s pro-democracy movement.