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UN fears ‘mass atrocity crimes’ in Myanmar as troops gather in north

  By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia THE United Nations said on Friday (Oct. 22) it feared an even greater human rights catastrophe in Myanmar amid reports of thousands of troops massing in the north of the Southeast Asian country, which has been in chaos since a February coup. “We should all be prepared,

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Myanmar junta rearrests more than 100 released in amnesty: Monitoring group

  By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia MYANMAR’S junta has rearrested more than 100 anti-coup protesters freed in a recent amnesty, according to a local monitoring group that tracks detentions and killings in the country. The Southeast Asian nation has been in chaos since the February coup, with more than 1,100 killed in a

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List of 46 countries allowed quarantine-free entry from November 1

    THE FOREIGN Ministry this morning (Oct. 22) released the list of 46 countries benefiting from quarantine-free entry from November 1 as announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Facebook last night, Amarin TV said. Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, the ministry’s permanent secretary, signed the list as required by the  Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration

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Tradition vs credibility: Inside the Asean meet that snubbed Myanmar

  By Reuters Staff, published by The Straits Times Yangon – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore pushed for a harder stance against Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing at a “tense” meeting that decided to exclude him from a regional summit this month, four sources with knowledge of the talks said. South-east Asian ministers

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