Archiv: Myanmar


14.02.2021 - 10:24 [ France24 ]

Tens of thousands protest coup in Myanmar after night of fear

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.

07.02.2021 - 13:29 [ BBC ]

Myanmar coup: Tens of thousands protest for second day

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.

05.02.2021 - 10:33 [ IndianExpress.com ]

Explained: How Burma became Myanmar after a military coup three decades ago

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.

05.02.2021 - 10:18 [ BBC ]

Myanmar coup: Crackdown tightened with Win Htein arrest

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.

01.02.2021 - 07:43 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Putsch in Myanmar: Militär nimmt Aung San Suu Kyi fest

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.

01.02.2021 - 07:35 [ South China Morning Post ]

Myanmar Army declares state of emergency for one year in a coup against Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government

– 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.

08.11.2020 - 14:12 [ The Japan Times ]

Aung San Suu Kyi poised to win a second term as Myanmar votes

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.

28.05.2019 - 11:24 [ The Wire ]

India Invites Eight Countries for Modi’s Swearing-In, Leaves Out Pakistan

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.

28.05.2019 - 11:16 [ Reuters ]

Pakistan not invited to Modi’s swearing-in: sources

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.

18.05.2019 - 00:00 [ Haaretz ]

Arming Dictators, Equipping Pariahs: Alarming Picture of Israel’s Arms Sales

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.

07.05.2018 - 13:16 [ Asia Times ]

A road back to war in Myanmar

(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.