Archiv: Myanmar


18:41 [ France24 ]

Myanmar monks march against military junta

Scores of pro-democracy Buddhist monks took to the streets of Myanmar’s second-biggest city Saturday, rallying against the military coup in demonstrations that coincided with the 14th anniversary of previous clergy-led mass protests.

01.08.2021 - 17:42 [ BBC ]

Myanmar: State of emergency extended with coup leader as PM

After the military seized power in February, a one-year emergency rule was announced.
But the nationwide civil disobedience campaign continues, with tens of thousands of workers sacked or on strike.

07.07.2021 - 16:56 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Kolumbien hat nach Myanmar die meisten Toten bei Protesten weltweit

Alle 36 Stunden haben Angehörige von bewaffneten Zivilgruppen oder der Polizei im ersten Monat der „sozialen Explosion“ in Kolumbien eine protestierende Person getötet. Nur ein Land übertraf diese Zahl, nämlich Myanmar mit sieben Toten pro Tag. Zu dieser Erkenntnis kam ein Bericht der kolumbianischen Sonderjustiz für den Frieden (JEP).

05.04.2021 - 11:02 [ Antiwar.com ]

Indonesia Will Not Join QUAD as It Delicately Balances Relations With All Regional Players

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.

03.04.2021 - 15:40 [ France24 ]

Several killed in fresh Myanmar protests as junta represses online dissent

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.

02.04.2021 - 08:58 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Erklärung zu Myanmar: UN-Sicherheitsrat verurteilt Gewalt

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.

28.03.2021 - 19:54 [ theGuardian.com ]

Troops open fire at funeral as Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup

At least 114 people reported killed by security forces on Saturday during protests

15.03.2021 - 10:13 [ Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) ]

Daily Briefing in Relation to the Military Coup

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.

09.03.2021 - 21:25 [ Reuters ]

Second Myanmar official dies after arrest, junta steps up media crackdown

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.

09.03.2021 - 10:15 [ UN.org ]

Myanmar: UN calls for safe release of trapped protesters in Yangon

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.

08.03.2021 - 18:29 [ UN Geneva / Twitter ]

UN Envoy for #Myanmar @SchranerBurgen1 to the Security Council: „It is critical that this council is resolute and coherent in putting the security forces on notice and standing with the people of Myanmar firmly, in support of the clear November election results.“

08.03.2021 - 18:24 [ Nway Nway / Twitter ]

We are not safe everywhere, everytime. It is not war but it is as a war. Please help our country.We need Democracy and freedom.

08.03.2021 - 18:21 [ Nyein Pyae Sone / Twitter ]

Because of the protestors stuck in #SanChaung, many other townships such as #Ahlone, #Bahan, #Hledan, #yankin #KyeeMyintDaing are now going out on the streets past curfew time to defer attention from SanChaung. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar #March8Coup

08.03.2021 - 17:44 [ Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) ]

8 March 2021 Daily Briefing, Detention and Fatality Lists in Relation to Military Coup

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.

08.03.2021 - 17:24 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Myanmar’s military carries out overnight raids, arresting those organizing protest movement

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.

08.03.2021 - 17:11 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Eskalation im Bürgerkrieg

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.

02.03.2021 - 23:04 [ France24 ]

Row over who represents coup-hit Myanmar at UN

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.“

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.