Myanmar

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Myanmar protesters freed as military says 5,600 prisoners will be released
Announcement follows junta chief being barred from summit over failure to commit to de-escalation

Maung Moe and Rebecca Ratcliffe, South-east Asia correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @3:27 PM

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UN quizzed over role in prison-like island camp for Rohingya refugees
Rights groups raise concerns over deal to provide services on Bhasan Char, as Bangladesh plans to increase camp’s population by 80,000

Kaamil Ahmed

15, Oct, 2021 @12:27 PM

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Facebook’s role in Myanmar and Ethiopia under new scrutiny
Whistleblower Frances Haugen adds to long-held concerns that social media site is fuelling violence and instability

Emmanuel Akinwotu

07, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Aung San Suu Kyi asks to reduce court time due to ‘strained’ health
Junta pursue charges against ousted Myanmar leader as warnings grow of worsening conditions for displaced people

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

04, Oct, 2021 @9:28 AM

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Aung San Suu Kyi appears in closed court on corruption charges
Allegations are among most serious of those filed against ousted leader by Myanmar’s military junta

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

01, Oct, 2021 @3:23 PM

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Future Fund worth $250bn says FoI requests ‘administratively burdensome’
Fund says ‘hundreds of hours a year’ are required to process requests that would be shielded under proposed Coalition legislation

Christopher Knaus

28, Sep, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Myanmar’s junta vies with critic of coup for seat on UN assembly
Both sides have applied for role, raising fears military leadership could be emboldened if chosen

Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok

13, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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How the Australian and the IPA’s attack on the ABC went horribly wrong | The Weekly Beast
A report into how many times the ABC mentioned News Corp or Murdoch had some embarrassing flaws. Plus: campaign to release Myanmar fixer

Amanda Meade

10, Sep, 2021 @2:44 AM

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‘Like Game of Thrones’: how triple crisis on China’s borders will shape its global identity
Analysis: China’s handling of troubles in Afghanistan, Myanmar and North Korea will differ from the west, and mould its identity as a global power

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

08, Sep, 2021 @12:04 AM

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Myanmar opposition announces ‘defensive war’ against junta
Acting president of self-declared government calls on civilian armed groups to target military that seized power in February coup

Guardian reporter in Yangon and Rebecca Ratcliffe

07, Sep, 2021 @2:19 PM

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‘Calculated response’: Coalition moves to protect Future Fund from FOI laws
The push comes less than a year after it was revealed the fund invested in an Adani company that had dealings with the Myanmar military

Christopher Knaus

26, Aug, 2021 @4:01 AM

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Sex workers fighting for human rights among world’s most ‘at risk activists’
Exclusive: Front Line Defenders report says rights defenders working in sex industry face ‘targeted attacks’ around the world

Sarah Johnson

12, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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