Myanmar

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Burmese flee bombardment as junta ‘makes example’ of city of Loikaw
Up to 170,000 people are thought to have left homes in Myanmar’s Kayah state due to intensified fighting

Min Ye Kyaw and Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

14, Jan, 2022 @3:00 AM

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Increased repression and violence a sign of weakness, says Human Rights Watch
Watchdog’s latest report argues autocrats around the world are getting desperate as opponents form coalitions to challenge them

Annie Kelly

13, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Myanmar: 20 civilians reported killed in latest military attack in rebel hotspot
Dozens of homes reported destroyed in junta attack in north-eastern Sagaing region, one of the first areas where civilians rose up

Andrew Nachemson in Phnom Penh

05, Jan, 2022 @7:05 AM

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‘A normal tactic’: Myanmar’s aid workers vow to press on despite Christmas Eve massacre
Attacks such as the one in which two Save the Children staff died are a harsh fact of life under the junta, say humanitarian workers

Rebecca Root

03, Jan, 2022 @6:43 AM

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Myanmar: dozens feared missing after landslide at jade mine
At least one person has died and up to 100 more may have been swept into a lake in Kachin state

Staff and agencies

22, Dec, 2021 @10:55 AM

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Facebook put profit before Rohingya lives. Now it must pay its dues | Jason McCue and James Libson
Courts in the global north have a duty to protect citizens of developing countries from plunder by corporations, say lawyers Jason McCue and James Libson

Jason McCue and James Libson

14, Dec, 2021 @12:02 PM

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial has been a farce | Letter
Letter: Friends and family of Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader react to her jailing at the hands of the ruling junta

Letters

10, Dec, 2021 @5:20 PM

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Myanmar protesters hold ‘silent strike’ against military junta
City streets emptied during nationwide demonstration after massacre of villagers by soldiers

A reporter in Yangon and Rebecca Ratcliffe

10, Dec, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Eleven villagers shot and burned alive by Myanmar soldiers, reports say
Outrage spreads on social media over alleged massacre of people rounded up by government troops in Sagaing region

Staff and agencies

09, Dec, 2021 @3:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi is now one of many | Editorial
Editorial: The generals snatched power and seized elected politicians. But they have yet to cow the public

Editorial

07, Dec, 2021 @6:41 PM

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‘No standing down, no giving up’: Myanmar’s resistance mobilises
Almost a year on from the coup, resistance to the military remains widespread

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

06, Dec, 2021 @8:36 PM

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Myanmar’s junta condemned over guilty verdicts in Aung San Suu Kyi trial
First verdicts announced in cases against Myanmar’s former leader, who was deposed in a coup in February

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

06, Dec, 2021 @2:12 PM

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