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YANGON: A group representing Myanmar's ousted civilian government said on Wednesday (Apr 7) it has gathered 180,000 pieces of evidence showing ...YANGON: A group representing Myanmar's ousted civilian government said on Wednesday (Apr 7) it has gathered 180,000 pieces of evidence showing ...

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(Reuters) - Myanmar troops fired at anti-coup protesters on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding several, media said, as activists defied a bloody crackdown and internet blockade by the ruling junta.(Reuters) - Myanmar troops fired at anti-coup protesters on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding several, media said, as activists defied a bloody crackdown and internet blockade by the ruling junta.

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International powers have sought to pile pressure on the military by hitting its sprawling business interests, which include the lucrative jade and ruby trade.International powers have sought to pile pressure on the military by hitting its sprawling business interests, which include the lucrative jade and ruby trade.

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Myanmar (then called Burma) became independent in 1948. In 1962, General Ne Win seized power in a coup. Thereafter, until 2011, Myanmar was under the rule of the Tatmadaw, as the Myanmar military is called. For much of this half-century of military rule, Myanmar isolated itself from the rest of the world.. Read more at straitstimes.com.Opinion News -Myanmar (then called Burma) became independent in 1948. In 1962, General Ne Win seized power in a coup. Thereafter, until 2011, Myanmar was under the rule of the Tatmadaw, as the

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The junta faces a defiant protest movement, a spiraling economic crisis and escalating conflict in the country’s borderlands.The junta faces a defiant protest movement, a spiraling economic crisis and escalating conflict in the country’s borderlands.

Myanmar protests bring the country toward state collapse and civil war - The Washington Post

Myanmar’s military coup has put Association of Southeast Asian Nation at crossroads - Anadolu AgencyMyanmar’s military coup has put Association of Southeast Asian Nation at crossroads - Anadolu Agency

OPINION - Political calculations to settle Myanmar crisis

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Celebrities targeted over support for anti-coup protestersCelebrities targeted over support for anti-coup protesters

Wanted lists published in Myanmar as junta extends crackdown | Myanmar | The Guardian

The longer the crisis goes on in Myanmar, the more vulnerable regional peace and stability becomes.The longer the crisis goes on in Myanmar, the more vulnerable regional peace and stability becomes.

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Authorities in Myanmar have arrested the country’s best-known comedian as they continue to crack down on people they accuse of helping incite nationwide protests against February’s military coupAuthorities in Myanmar have arrested the country’s best-known comedian as they continue to crack down on people they accuse of helping incite nationwide protests against February’s military coup

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Protests in Myanmar have largely been peaceful. But as the military terrorizes the public, the country veers dangerously toward civil war.Protesters have maintained a peaceful resistance. But now, many feel compelled to take up arms against the military

Myanmar: Civil War Looms As Military Intensifies Crackdown | Time

Spokesman refuses to provide timeline for a new election, says state of emergency could be extended by up to two years.Spokesman refuses to provide timeline for a new election, says state of emergency could be extended by up to two years.

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YANGON -- The arson attacks and evening raids by soldiers and police that followed Myanmar's Feb. 1 coup gave 25-year-old Cho a glimpse of what life mBloodshed leads to soul-searching in majority Burman community

How Myanmar's post-coup violence is transforming a generation - Nikkei Asia

Myanmar's ethnic armies have effectively declared war on the country's military government, increasing the prospect of civil war. In the face of the army's continued violence against civilian protesters -- the death toll is now more than 600 in the last nine weeks -- many of the country's ethnic leaders felt impelled to take drastic action.Myanmar's ethnic armies have effectively declared war on the country's military government, increasing the prospect of civil war. In the face of the army's continued violence against civilian protesters -- the death toll is now more than 600 in the last nine weeks -- many of the country's ethnic leaders felt impelled to take drastic action.

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Pro-democracy activists in Myanmar daubed red paint across the streets of Yangon on Tuesday, as the death toll from daily clashes between protestors and the military in the wake of the bloody coup reached at least 570.Pro-democracy activists in Myanmar daubed red paint across the streets of Yangon on Tuesday, as the death toll from daily clashes between protestors and the military in the wake of the bloody coup reached at least 570.

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Russia said on Tuesday that sanctions against authorities in Myanmar were futile, extremely dangerous and could ultimately pushed the country towards civil war, the Interfax news agency reported.Russia said on Tuesday that sanctions against authorities in Myanmar were futile, extremely dangerous and could ultimately pushed the country towards civil war, the Interfax news agency reported.

Russia says sanctions could push Myanmar towards 'full-scale civil conflict' | Reuters

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Myanmar military's playbook of unmitigated violence against its own citizens has worked in the past. Two months since the coup, large-scale demonstrations continue.Myanmar military's playbook of unmitigated violence against its own citizens has worked in the past. Two months since the coup, large-scale demonstrations continue.

Protests show Myanmar military can’t frighten its citizens like before

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Myanmar Now produces in-depth investigations and has the latest news on Yangon and other major cities in Myanmar.The 60-year-old performer, filmmaker and former political prisoner is again arrested by a Myanmar military regime

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Russia warns against imposing sanctions on Myanmar’s military, saying punitive measures could spark a full-blown civil war in the Southeast Asian country following the recent coup there.Russia warns against imposing sanctions on Myanmar’s military, saying punitive measures could spark a full-blown civil war in the Southeast Asian country following the recent coup there.

Russia warns sanctions against Myanmar's junta could spark civil war

Today on Please Explain Nathanael Cooper is joined by south-east Asia correspondent Chris Barrett to find out more about the growing unrest in Myanmar.Today on Please Explain Nathanael Cooper is joined by south-east Asia correspondent Chris Barrett to find out more about the growing unrest in Myanmar.

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570 people, including dozens of kids, have been shot dead by troops and police daily since the coup, while close to 3,500 people have been arrested 570 people, including dozens of kids, have been shot dead by troops and police daily since the coup, while close to 3,500 people have been arrested

West risked triggering Myanmar civil war with sanctions: Russia - Telegraph India

The move follows weeks of escalating violence by security forces in breaking up street protests against the Feb. 1 coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.The move follows weeks of escalating violence by security forces in breaking up street protests against the Feb. 1 coup that ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar Junta Charges Stars With Promoting Protests | Hollywood Reporter

The anti-coup protesters in Myanmar continue to take to the streets to show their resistance in a variety of ways. As the military intensifies its violent crackdown on protesters, it is also increasing pressure on celebrities who support a return to democracy.The anti-coup protesters in Myanmar continue to take to the streets to show their resistance in a variety of ways. As the military intensifies its violent crackdown on protesters, it is also increasing pressure on celebrities who support a return to democracy.

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Please save Myanmar, she plead in her speech. "We need your urgent international help right now."Please save Myanmar, she plead in her speech. "We need your urgent international help right now."

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Shocking images show children, including a toddler, hiding in holes in a forest after being bombed out of their villages amid a disturbing escalation of violence in their homeland.Shocking images show children, including a toddler, hiding in holes in a forest after being bombed out of their villages amid a disturbing escalation of violence in their homeland.

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Russia said on Tuesday the West risked triggering civil war in Myanmar by imposing sanctions on the military junta that has seized power in a coup, but France said the European Union will step up restrictions on the generals. Russia said on Tuesday the West risked triggering civil war in Myanmar by imposing sanctions on the military junta that has seized power in a coup, but France said the European Union will step up restrictions on the generals.

Russian ministry: Myanmar sanctions could lead to civil war | ABS-CBN News

Popular comedian Maung Thura, known as Zarganar, has been arrested in Myanmar, with the military saying he incited protests against the coup in which civilian leadersPopular comedian Maung Thura, known as Zarganar, has been arrested in Myanmar, with the military saying he incited protests against the coup in which civilian leaders

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Popular comedian Maung Thura, known as Zarganar, has been arrested in Myanmar, with the military saying he incited protests against the coup in which civilian leadersPopular comedian Maung Thura, known as Zarganar, has been arrested in Myanmar, with the military saying he incited protests against the coup in which civilian leaders

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The Myanmar military coup council has not yet fallen, but it is failing fast on all fronts. The Myanmar military coup council has not yet fallen, but it is failing fast on all fronts. 

The Military’s Coup is Giving Way to a New Dawn for Myanmar – The Diplomat

A top military official crossed a bright line with many in Myanmar yesterday by playing the family card to insult deposed State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as “stupid” In comments that were angrily denounced as an insult to both Aung San Suu...A top military official crossed a bright line with many in Myanmar yesterday by playing the family card to insult deposed State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as “stupid” In comments that were angrily denounced as an insult to both Aung San Suu...

Junta’s attempt to diss ‘stupid’ ASSK using her hero father falls flat | Coconuts Yangon

The popular satirist is believed to one of 60 arrests in Myanmar this week, with the military cracking down on critics. The popular satirist is believed to one of 60 arrests in Myanmar this week, with the military cracking down on critics.

Zarganar, Myanmar's best-known comedian and satirist, arrested as crackdown continues | World News | Sky News

The sudden disruption of democracy resulted in civil disobedience movements erupting across Myanmar and they have also turned violent in some parts of the country such as Yangon. Tune in to hear the ground reality of the protest and military coup.Since February, over 520 civilians have lost their lives in the fight against the military coup.

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Asked by CNN what Gen. Aung San would think of the Tatmadaw’s brutal crackdowns, a flustered Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun tried to change the subject, then got his facts wrong.Asked by CNN what Gen. Aung San would think of the Tatmadaw’s brutal crackdowns, a flustered Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun tried to change the subject, then got his facts wrong.

Myanmar Junta Spokesman: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Father Would Think Her ‘Stupid’

The Easter Egg Strike was held in Yangon and Mandalay. The Easter Egg Strike was held in Yangon and Mandalay.

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The couple were refused to leave Myanmar last month when they were about to board a flight homeThe couple were refused to leave Myanmar last month when they were about to board a flight home

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Myanmar pro-democracy demonstrators have adopted the Christian practice of painting Easter eggs to symbolize their protest against...Myanmar pro-democracy demonstrators have adopted the Christian practice of painting Easter eggs to symbolize their protest against...

Myanmar Easter Eggs Become Symbols of Pro-Democracy Protests

An Australian couple has been freed from house arrest in Myanmar and allowed to leave the country without charge, one of the two business consultants said on Sunday.An Australian couple has been freed from house arrest in Myanmar and allowed to leave the country without charge, one of the two business consultants said on Sunday.

'Incredibly relieved': Australian couple released from detention in Myanmar

An Australian who was detained in Myanmar says she and her husband have been freed from house arrest and may leave the country without charge.An Australian who was detained in Myanmar says she and her husband have been freed from house arrest and may leave the country without charge.

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An Australian couple has expressed their relief after being freed from house arrest in Myanmar and allowed to leave the country. But there are still serious c...An Australian couple has expressed their relief after being freed from house arrest in Myanmar and allowed to leave the country. But there are still serious c...

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Business consultants Christa Avery and her husband Matthew O'Kane are freed from house arrest in Myanmar and allowed to leave the country without charge.Business consultants Christa Avery and her husband Matthew O'Kane are freed from house arrest in Myanmar and allowed to leave the country without charge.

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An Australian couple has been freed from house arrest in Myanmar and allowed to leave the country without charge.An Australian couple has been freed from house arrest in Myanmar and allowed to leave the country without charge.

Australian couple 'incredibly relieved' to be freed from house arrest in Myanmar | SBS News

Authorities in Myanmar arrested the country's best-known comedian on Tuesday as they continue to crack down on people they accuse of helping incite nationwide protests against February's military coup.Authorities in Myanmar arrested the country's best-known comedian on Tuesday as they continue to crack down on people they accuse of helping incite nationwide protests against February's military coup.

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(Reuters) -Russia said on Tuesday the West risked triggering civil war in Myanmar by imposing sanctions on the military junta that has seized power in a coup, but France said the European Union will step up restrictions on the generals. The Kremlin's show of support was a boost to the junta that overthrew Aun San Suu Kyi's elected civilian government on Feb. 1. But it still faces a sustained campaign of pro-democracy demonstrations and civil disobedience across the country, and condemnation and more sanctions from the West. In Myanmar's main city Yangon on Tuesday, protesters sprayed red paint on roads, symbolising the blood shed in a crackdown by the security forces. The blood has not dried, said one message in red. About 570 people, including dozens of children, have been shot dead by troops and police in almost daily unrest since the coup, and security forces have arrested close to 3,500 people, advocacy group the Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said. Among those detained are Suu Kyi, Myanmar's most popular politician, and members of her National League for Democracy, which trounced military-backed candidates in a November election. However, Russia said on Tuesday that sanctions against the authorities were futile and extremely dangerous. In fact, such a line contributes to pitting the sides against each other and, ultimately, pushes the people of Myanmar towards a full-scale civil conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, quoted by the Interfax news agency. Russia is a major arms supplier to Myanmar and its deputy defence minister met coup leader General Min Aung Hlaing in the capital Naypyitaw last month, drawing criticism from rights activists who accused Moscow of legitimising the junta. The European Union was preparing to impose collective sanctions on the Myanmar military targeting its business interests, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Paris. We are going to add economic sanctions at the level of the 27 (EU countries)...against the economic entities linked to the army so that they (sanctions) can be applied very quickly, Le Drian told lawmakers. The EU last month imposed sanctions on a number of figures linked to the coup and the subsequent repression, while the United States has also taken measures against individuals and military-run businesses, which cover a wide span of Myanmar's economic life. A protest scheduled for Wednesday has called for the burning of Chinese-made goods. Many protesters are opposed to China, a major investor in Myanmar, because it is seen as supporting the junta. NEXT GENERATION Anger has swept Myanmar in the past two months over the coup that brought an abrupt end to a brief era of democratic and economic reform and international integration that followed the military's oppressive 1962-2011 rule. Suu Kyi and her party had pledged to change the constitution to reduce the military's political clout. The junta says it acted because the November election was fraudulent - an assertion dismissed by the election commission and international observers - and says it will hold a new election. Western countries have backed the protesters' calls for Suu Kyi and her government to be reinstated. The ability to organise protests has been hampered by the military's restriction of broadband wireless internet and mobile data services that had been the main channel for spreading word of what was happening in the country. Those able to access social media on Tuesday shared pictures of striking workers marching for a second day in the city of Mandalay, some wearing gas masks and giving the three-finger salute that has become a symbol of resistance to army rule. Authorities have issued arrest warrants for dozens of celebrities, models and influencers, and on Tuesday a popular comedian was arrested in Yangon, the Mizzima news site reported. Sithu Aung Myint, a prominent journalist, was on the wanted list. Writing on Facebook, he said he was proud to be considered a threat. When the coup council who have been committing crimes announces you as a lawbreaker together with the whole country, you will be more than happy because you are recognised as a hero in this revolution, he wrote. Your next generation will be proud of you. (Reporting by Reuters Staff; Writing by Angus MacSwan, Editing by Philippa Fletcher)(Reuters) -Russia said on Tuesday the West risked triggering civil war in Myanmar by imposing sanctions on the military junta that has seized power in a coup, but France said the European Union will step up restrictions on the generals. The Kremlin's show of support was a boost to the junta that overthrew Aun San Suu Kyi's elected civilian government on Feb. 1. But it still faces a sustained campaign of pro-democracy demonstrations and civil disobedience across the country, and condemnation and more sanctions from the West. In Myanmar's main city Yangon on Tuesday, protesters sprayed red paint on roads, symbolising the blood shed in a crackdown by the security forces. "The blood has not dried," said one message in red. About 570 people, including dozens of children, have been shot dead by troops and police in almost daily unrest since the coup, and security forces have arrested close to 3,500 people, advocacy group the Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) said. Among those detained are Suu Kyi, Myanmar's most popular politician, and members of her National League for Democracy, which trounced military-backed candidates in a November election. However, Russia said on Tuesday that sanctions against the authorities were futile and extremely dangerous. "In fact, such a line contributes to pitting the sides against each other and, ultimately, pushes the people of Myanmar towards a full-scale civil conflict," the Russian Foreign Ministry said, quoted by the Interfax news agency. Russia is a major arms supplier to Myanmar and its deputy defence minister met coup leader General Min Aung Hlaing in the capital Naypyitaw last month, drawing criticism from rights activists who accused Moscow of legitimising the junta. The European Union was preparing to impose collective sanctions on the Myanmar military targeting its business interests, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Paris. "We are going to add economic sanctions at the level of the 27 (EU countries)...against the economic entities linked to the army so that they (sanctions) can be applied very quickly," Le Drian told lawmakers. The EU last month imposed sanctions on a number of figures linked to the coup and the subsequent repression, while the United States has also taken measures against individuals and military-run businesses, which cover a wide span of Myanmar's economic life. A protest scheduled for Wednesday has called for the burning of Chinese-made goods. Many protesters are opposed to China, a major investor in Myanmar, because it is seen as supporting the junta. NEXT GENERATION Anger has swept Myanmar in the past two months over the coup that brought an abrupt end to a brief era of democratic and economic reform and international integration that followed the military's oppressive 1962-2011 rule. Suu Kyi and her party had pledged to change the constitution to reduce the military's political clout. The junta says it acted because the November election was fraudulent - an assertion dismissed by the election commission and international observers - and says it will hold a new election. Western countries have backed the protesters' calls for Suu Kyi and her government to be reinstated. The ability to organise protests has been hampered by the military's restriction of broadband wireless internet and mobile data services that had been the main channel for spreading word of what was happening in the country. Those able to access social media on Tuesday shared pictures of striking workers marching for a second day in the city of Mandalay, some wearing gas masks and giving the three-finger salute that has become a symbol of resistance to army rule. Authorities have issued arrest warrants for dozens of celebrities, models and influencers, and on Tuesday a popular comedian was arrested in Yangon, the Mizzima news site reported. Sithu Aung Myint, a prominent journalist, was on the wanted list. Writing on Facebook, he said he was proud to be considered a threat. "When the coup council who have been committing crimes announces you as a lawbreaker together with the whole country, you will be more than happy because you are recognised as a hero in this revolution," he wrote. "Your next generation will be proud of you." (Reporting by Reuters Staff; Writing by Angus MacSwan, Editing by Philippa Fletcher)

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