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Myanmar Junta cancels results of 2020 election


Yangon: Myanmar's junta canceled the results of 2020 polls won by Aung San Suu Kyi's party, announcing they were not "free and fair" almost six months after deposing the Nobel laureate in a coup. Investigations had uncovered more than 11 million cases of fraud in the elections in which Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy trounced...

Myanmar marks 100 days of junta rule with protests


New Delhi: Protesters rallied in towns and cities around Myanmar on May 11, to denounce its military rulers, 100 days after the generals' overthrow of an elected government plunged the country into its biggest crisis in decades. Demonstrators took part in marches, motorcycle convoys and flash protests to evade security forces, some making three-finger gestures of...

Myanmar cracks down on celebrations of new shadow govt


Yangon: Security forces in Myanmar used violence on April 19 against demonstrators who sought to celebrate last week's formation of a shadow government to serve as an alternative to the military junta that has held power since a February coup. Myanmar media and posts on social networks said the violence was especially intense in Myingyan, a...

Myanmar violence outrageous, US working on sanctions: Biden


Washington: US President Joe Biden has called the military violence in Myanmar "absolutely outrageous" and said Washington was working on reacting with sanctions. The situation in Myanmar, which has seen almost daily protests since a military coup in February, was "terrible," Biden said in comments reported by journalists travelling with the US President on his return...

Thousands protest in Myanmar, police use water cannons


Nay Pyi Taw: Thousands of people continued their protest in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw, against the recent military coup, forcing police to use water cannons in an effort to disperse the demonstrators. The protesters are demanding the release of former de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other senior...

Suu Kyi calls for protests over Myanmar coup


Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar's de facto leader and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has asked people to protest against the coup staged by the military, hours after it detained her and other senior members of her ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party. The military seized control of the South Asian nation following escalated tensions...