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UN envoy urges ‘inclusive’ Asean approach to Myanmar crisis

  By Reuters staff, published by Channel NewsAsia A UNITED NATIONS special envoy has urged Southeast Asian countries to support international efforts to engage all sides in the crisis in army-ruled Myanmar, days after a top regional leader travelled there to meet its junta chief. Noeleen Heyzer, the secretary-general’s special envoy on Myanmar, held virtual

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All quiet after Myanmar junta’s armed helicopters attack Karen position

MYANMAR junta forces sent two armed helicopters to attack a Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) position and three villages from 1. 30 p.m. onwards yesterday (Dec. 27) but the battlefield turned quiet after 4 p.m., Sanook.com this afternoon. Mainly soldiers were injured in the aerial attack but some civilians also died and got injured after

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Truce halts battle between Myanmar junta troops and Karen fighters

GUNS fell silent in Myawaddy, opposite Thailand’s Mae Sot district, today (Dec.18) after Myanmar junta troops and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) fighters agreed to a temporary ceasefire stopping a battle that raged for three days, Thai Rath newspaper said. Preliminary reports indicated that 20 Myanmar junta troops and members of the Border Guard Forces

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Hundreds of Myanmar refugees flee fighting near border

THAI SECURITY forces moved two batches of refugees fleeing clashes between Myanmar junta troops and Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) fighters in Myawaddy district to a school in Mae Sot district of Tak province for safety, Siam Rath newspaper said this evening (Dec. 16). The Myanmar troops, armed with both individual and heavy weapons, clashed

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Myanmar shadow government approves use of stablecoin Tether

By Times of India Hong Kong – Myanmar’s shadow government said it would allow the use of the world’s largest stablecoin, Tether, as an official currency, potentially making it easier for it to raise funds and make payments. The National Unity Government (NUG), which comprises pro-democracy groups and remnants of Myanmar’s civilian administration that was

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Suu Kyi sentence reduced to two years from four – Myanmar state TV

  By Reuters staff, published by Swissinfo.ch and Channel NewsAsia MYANMAR’S deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi has had her sentence reduced from four years to two years after a partial pardon by the head of the military-appointed government, the country’s state television reported today (Dec. 6). Earlier on Monday, a court in Myanmar found

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DSI rescues Myanmar women forced to work like a slave for 13 years

  THE Department of Special Investigation yesterday (Dec. 4) rescued a Myanmar woman who was locked up at a house in Suan Luang district where she had worked for 13 years without receiving any salary, TV Channel 7 said today. Mr. Traiyarit Temhiwong, DSI’s director-general, said his department was notified by the Labour Protection Network

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Asean-China summit held without Myanmar, Malaysia says

  By Reuters and Channel NewsAsia Kuala Lumpur – A summit between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) today (Nov. 22) was held without a representative from Myanmar, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said. The reason for the non-attendance was not immediately clear, and a spokesperson for Myanmar’s military government did not

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New Asean chair Cambodia to keep pressure on Myanmar junta

By Reuters Staff and published Channel NewsAsia Phnom Penh – Cambodia, the incoming chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), will push Myanmar’s military rulers to open dialogue with its opponents, its foreign minister said today (Oct. 28). Warning Myanmar was on the “brink of civil war”, Prak Sokhonn said Cambodia would appoint

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Myanmar a no-show at summit after Asean sidelines junta boss

  By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia Bandar Seri Begawan –  An Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit started today (Oct. 26) without military-ruled Myanmar, after its junta refused to send a representative following its leader’s exclusion for ignoring a peace road map agreed upon six months ago. Asean had said that it

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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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