Even Vietnam, which has centuries long animosity with China and more tense relations over the South China Sea, shows no intentions of joining QUAD. Besides the lack of interest from Vietnam, and likely from Indonesia too, QUAD members themselves, at this point in time, have not named any specific candidates to join their anti-China coalition.
Myanmar security forces opened fire on pro-democracy protests on Saturday killing at least five people, a protester and media said, as the military reinforced its bid to end dissent with arrest warrants for online critics and internet blocks.
Myanmar security forces opened fire on pro-democracy protests on Saturday killing four people, a protester and media said, as the military reinforced its bid to end dissent with arrest warrants for online critics and internet blocks.
Der Sicherheitsrat hatte lange um die gemeinsame Erklärung gerungen. Die ursprünglichen Fassungen des von Großbritannien eingereichten Textes enthielten indirekte Drohungen mit Sanktionen gegen die Militärjunta. Nach Angaben von Diplomaten wurde dies aber von China abgelehnt. Peking habe auch durchgesetzt, dass nicht von der „Tötung“ sondern vom „Tod“ von Hunderten Zivilisten die Rede ist.
At least 114 people reported killed by security forces on Saturday during protests
Updated 14 March 2021
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) honors the heroes who sacrificed their lives and liberty to fight for democracy, human rights and the end of dictatorship. AAPP also honours those heroes who sacrificed their lives today. Up until now, (126) people have been killed due to violent and arbitrary crackdowns, at least 38 today. Further casualties will be added when confirmed, casualties are drastically increasing.
An official from deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) died in custody after he was arrested early on Tuesday, the second party figure to die in detention in two days, as security forces broke up street protests against the military junta.
According to Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for Secretary-General António Guterres, many of those trapped are women, who were peacefully marching in commemoration of International Women’s Day, on Monday.
“[The Secretary-General] is following the developments in Myanmar very closely, notably in the Sanchaung district of Yangon”, Mr. Dujarric said at a press briefing at the UN Headquarters, in New York.
Today, unarmed peaceful protests were suppressed in South Okkalapa, Tamwe, Mingalar Taung Nyunt, Sanchaung, Ahlone, Insein, Tharkayta, and Thanlyin Township, Yangon Region, Taungoo, Bago Townships, Bago Region, Mandalay Township, Pyinmana Township, Naypyidaw, Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, Muse Township in Shan State, Pyapon and Labutta Townships in Ayeyarwady Region, and Dawei Township in Tanintharyi Region using sound grenades, tear-gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, and live ammunition.
Especially the case in Myitkyina Township. Two men were shot dead in the head and one woman was seriously injured in her arm. In Pyapon Township in Ayeyarwady Region, one civilian was shot dead in the abdomen and six others were injured, including two with serious injuries.
Amid the continued violent crackdown on anti-coup protesters in Myanmar,… the country’s military has been carrying out overnight raids, arresting people and even torturing them.
Security forces have reportedly arrested at least three people on charges of organizing and supporting the protest movement in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon.
According to local media,… a ward chairman from Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party was also found dead in a military hospital on Sunday,… after being arrested in the overnight raid.
Die NachDenkSeiten hatten am letzten Montag über das blutige Vorgehen der Junta gegen die Demonstranten berichtet. (Blutsonntag in Myanmar) Mindestens 18 Menschen waren an diesem Tag erschossen worden. Am vergangenen Mittwoch, 3. März, bewiesen die Sicherheitskräfte, dass sie es noch besser können: Am Mittwoch wurden 38 Menschen von der blutrünstigen Soldateska im Dienste der burmesischen Junta ermordet. Es war ein Tag der erneuten Eskalation im Krieg der Junta gegen ihr eigenes Volk, gegen unbewaffnete Demonstranten, die sich der Machtübernahme vom 1. Februar widersetzten. Mit scharfer Munition töteten sie Menschen im ganzen Land und verwundeten viele weitere. Es wird von Opfern in Mandalay, Monywa, Myingyan, Salay und Mawlamyine berichtet. Von Jinthana Sunthorn, Hongkong, Übersetzung von der Redaktion.
Dujarric said that the UN envoy to Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, who is currently in Switzerland, „continues her conversations with various parties regarding the current situation.“
A convoy on motorbikes and in cars drove through the capital Naypyitaw. In the southeastern coastal town of Dawei, a band played drums in shadows cast by awnings as crowds marched under the hot sun.
Tens of thousands have protested for a second day in Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, thwarting the military’s attempt to stop anti-coup rallies by imposing an internet shutdown.
The Myanmar military grabbed power in a coup on Monday (February 1) – the third time in the nation’s history since its independence from British rule in 1948.
After the last such takeover in 1988, the armed forces went on to make a decision that would remain controversial for decades: changing the country’s name.
Myanmar’s military is tightening its crackdown on the former civilian government, with the arrest of a senior leader from Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party.
Myanmars De-Facto-Regierungschefin Aung San Suu Kyi, Präsident Win Myint und weitere hochrangige Mitglieder der Regierungspartei seien am frühen Morgenvon der Armee festgenommen worden, teilte ein Sprecher der regierenden Nationalen Liga für Demokratie (NLD) mit. Das Militär bestätigte die Festnahmen und rief den Notstand aus. Man habe für ein Jahr die Kontrolle übernommen, hieß es im Militärfernsehen. Die Macht sei an den Oberbefehlshaber der Streitkräfte Min Aung Hlaing übergeben worden. Die Armee begründete das Vorgehen mit angeblichem Wahlbetrug.
– Military-owned television said power had been handed to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing
#- Parliament was due to sit on Monday after the National League for Democracy won the election last November.
The country’s first civilian-led government in more than five decades has delivered on some reforms, including liberalization of the banking, insurance and education sectors and curbing inflation. But about a third of the population lives in poverty, businesses remain mired in red tape, and accusations of genocide against the country’s Muslim Rohingya population are still a concern for foreign investors.
The Indian Air Force operation inside Pakistan was also an electoral campaign issue highlighted extensively by the BJP and Modi as an achievement of a muscular security policy.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi suggested the reason was India’s internal politics, after Modi had made “Pakistan bashing” the central theme of his election campaign.
A thorough report by Amnesty International is harshly critical of Israel’s policies on arms exports. According to the report written in Hebrew by the organization’s Israeli branch, Israeli companies continue to export weapons to countries that systematically violate human rights. Israeli-made weapons are also found in the hands of armies and organizations committing war crimes. The report points to eight such countries that have received arms from Israel in recent years.
It was the second aviation incident in Myanmar this week, after a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane skidded off the runway during strong wind in Yangon on Wednesday, injuring at least 17 of those on board. It was the second aviation incident in Myanmar this week…
Images show how the plane has split in half in what appears to be a huge crack down the middle. Both wings of the plane appear to be broken.
YANGON: At least 27 people are feared dead following a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, police said today, as heavy rains hampered the search for survivors.
(5.Mai) The lack of communication between the Tatmadaw and the KNU/KNLA has contributed to the ceasefire’s breakdown. Karen leaders cite the Myanmar army’s pull-out of proposed meetings in March with the KNU through the NCA’s Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC), the accord’s accountability mechanism.