International community urged to impose sanctions on Myanmar junta after journalist killing

Paris-based NGO–Reporters Without Borders– called on the international community to toughen its sanctions on Myanmar’s military junta after a journalist who was covering the plight of refugees in the southeastern state of Kayin was killed during an army artillery attack near the border with Thailand. Federal News Journal editor Sai Win Aung, also known as […]

Myanmar’s National Unity Government terms Karenni killings as ‘Christmas massacre’

After more than 30 people, including women and children were killed and their bodies burned in Myanmar, the National Unity Government (NUG) on Sunday called it a “Christmas massacre in Karenni state.” Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG) called it a “Christmas massacre in Karenni state,” stating that junta troops “detained an unconfirmed number of [villagers] and travelers and destroyed their properties,” […]

3 bodies retrieved after Myanmar landslide

Three bodies have been recovered as of Thursday morning after a landslide hit Myanmar’s Kachin state on Wednesday, media reported citing Fire Services Department. All three recovered bodies were identified as males, the statement cited by Xinhua news agency said. Over 80 people went missing in a jade mine landslide in Myanmar’s Kachin state in the […]

UN Security Council slams sentencing of ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has expressed “deep concern” over this week’s conviction and sentencing of Myanmar’s ousted democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi, former President Win Myint and others. Suu Kyi was found guilty of inciting public unrest and breaching COVID-19 restrictions and sentenced to four years in prison. Suu Kyi, 76, who was the leader […]

Myanmar: US, UN denounce military attack on peaceful protest

The US Embassy in Myanmar and the United Nations on Monday denounced the military’s attack on peaceful protesters in the former capital Yangon. A military truck rammed into a crowd of peaceful protestors, killing at least five civilians while causing injuries to dozen others, and soldiers emerged from the vehicle to attack others in the crowd, Radio Free Asia reported. […]

3 million across Myanmar in need of humanitarian aid, warns UN

Growing conflict, insecurity, COVID-19, and a failing economy, has rendered some three million Burmese in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance across Myanmar, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths said on Monday. “The humanitarian situation in Myanmar is deteriorating”, Martin Griffiths said in a statement, adding that “without an end to violence and a peaceful resolution […]

Conviction of US journalist symbolic of media repression in Myanmar: UN rights chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has urged authorities in Myanmar to immediately release all journalists who have been jailed for practising their profession. Rights chief Bachelet said the conviction and harsh sentencing of American journalist Danny Fenster was emblematic of a wider plight of journalists in the country who have faced […]

US stands with people of Myanmar as they strive to restore democracy: Blinken

The United States stands with the people of Myanmar as they strive to restore the path to democracy and human rights in their country, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday. Taking to Twitter, Blinken said, “One year ago, Burma held elections that reflected the Burmese people’s commitment to democracy. Today, we stand with and honor them, including the more than […]