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Operation 1027: Setback for Myanmar Junta-China alliance


Dubbed as “Operation 1027,” and undertaken by the three rebellion groups of the Ta’ang National Liberation Army, the Arakan Army and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army has shaken the current military regime in Myanmar. In an unexpected and most coordinated offensive by ‘The Three brotherhood Alliance’ have captured key roads and military posts, impacting the...

Myanmar won’t be allowed to lead ASEAN IN 2026: Report


Manila: Southeast Asian leaders decided that Myanmar won’t take over the rotating leadership of their regional bloc as scheduled in 2026, Asian diplomats and a leader said, in the latest blow to efforts by its ruling generals to gain international recognition after violently seizing power in 2021, media reports said. Western governments led by the United...

Myanmar junta grants partial pardon to democracy champion Suu Kyi


New York: Myanmar’s ruling military pardoned jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi on five of the 19 offences for which she was convicted but she will remain under house arrest, state media and informed sources said. The pardons mean six years will be shaved off Suu Kyi’s 33-year jail term, junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun...

Myanmar military may move Suu Kyi to house arrest: Report


New York: Myanmar's military government may move ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi from prison to house arrest in the capital, Naypyitaw, media outlets reported. The 78-year-old Nobel laureate has been in detention since her arrest in early 2021 when the military overthrew her elected government in a coup and unleashed a bloody crackdown on...

6,000 Myanmar civilians killed in 20 months post coup: report


New York: More than 6,000 civilians were killed in Myanmar in the first 20 months after the February 2021 military coup, a report published on June 13 by the Peace Research Institute of Oslo said. "Our data shows that the human toll of the conflict is higher than previously reported, and while the junta is clearly...

Myanmar junta dissolves Suu Kyi’s NLD party


New York: The political party led by Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to face automatic dissolution by the military-appointed election commission as it declined to register for a planned general election it denounced as a sham. Critics say the polls will be neither free nor fair in a country ruled by the...