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Amnesty urges Thai govt to help stop bloodshed in Myanmar

AN AMNESTY International Thailand team this morning (Oct. 16) marched to the UN building on Ratchadamnoen Nok road and submitted a letter in which the Thai government was asked to help stop the bloodshed in Myanmar as host of the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit that starts today and ends on Saturday Oct. 19,

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Thai F-16 fighters in recon mission along border with Myanmar

By Thai Newsroom Reporters A COUPLE OF the Thai air force’s F-16 Fighting Falcon jets are currently exercising a reconnaissance mission over Thai airspace in northwestern border areas following Myanmar’s airborne attacks on a Kachin rebel base in northernmost Myanmar. Air force spokesman VM Prapat Sonjaidee confirmed today (Oct. 27) the F-16 fighters from Wing

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Ye Mon’s nightmare: ‘I reported on the military’s abuses, and then I became a victim’

  By Ye Mon, Frontier Myanmar IN A RARE first-hand account, Frontier Myanmar journalist Ye Mon recounts being beaten and sexually abused by regime soldiers in December 2021 after being detained at Yangon International Airport. I couldn’t see the soldiers through my blindfold, but their words were terrifying enough. “If they refused to answer our

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Asean dismayed over Myanmar’s ‘highly reprehensible’ executions

  By Reuters and published by CNA MYANMAR’S Southeast Asian neighbours issued a stinging rebuke today (July 26) of the ruling military’s execution of four political activists, calling it “highly reprehensible” and destructive to regional efforts to de-escalate the crisis. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), which includes Myanmar, said it was “extremely

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Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

By Reuters and published by CNA MYANMAR’S military junta today (July 25) said it had executed four democracy activists accused of helping to carry out “terror acts” in the Southeast Asian nation’s first executions in decades, sparking widespread condemnation. Sentenced to death in closed-door trials in January and April, the four men had been accused

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UN court rejects Myanmar claims, will hear Rohingya case

  By AP and published by Toronto Star The Hague, Netherlands  — Judges at the United Nations’ highest court on Friday (July 22) dismissed preliminary objections by Myanmar to a case alleging the Southeast Asian nation is responsible for genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority. The decision establishing the International Court of Justice’s jurisdiction sets

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Myanmar junta expels top UK diplomat for refusing to present credentials

  THE SENIOR British diplomatic representative to Myanmar, Pete Vowles, who has been locked out of the country since late February after refusing to present his credentials has now been expelled from the country, Matichon newspaper said this evening (July 13). Vowles, who arrived in Myanmar late last year as Britain’s ambassador but did not

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