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A Toothless International Response to a Merciless Myanmar Regime

The US and the rest of the international community call the Myanmar regime a bunch of thugs but they have failed to take meaningful action to punish the thugs. The post A Toothless International Response to a Merciless Myanmar Regime appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

4 Jul 2022 6:53 pm
Myanmar Junta Airstrikes Kill Two, Injure Seven near Thai Border

Regime jets have been targeting villages near where its strategic Ukayit Hta outpost is under attack. The post Myanmar Junta Airstrikes Kill Two, Injure Seven near Thai Border appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

4 Jul 2022 6:20 pm
Myanmar Junta Chiefs Henchman Rewarded for his Loyalty

Lieutenant General Aung Lin Dwe is secretary of the State Administration Council not because of ability but because of his unquestioning allegiance to the coup leader. The post Myanmar Junta Chiefs Henchman Rewarded for his Loyalty appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

4 Jul 2022 5:02 pm
Resistance Fighters Killed in Firefight With Myanmar Regime Troops

Wetlet Peoples Defense Force said resistance fighters battled better-armed regime troops who were burning villages. The post Resistance Fighters Killed in Firefight With Myanmar Regime Troops appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

4 Jul 2022 4:11 pm
Myanmar Regime Takes Delivery of Two Su-30 Fighter Jets From Russia

The fighters arrived in March and are based in Naypyitaw; Russian technicians are helping the military during the warranty period, striking Air Force officers said. The post Myanmar Regime Takes Delivery of Two Su-30 Fighter Jets From Russia appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

4 Jul 2022 4:05 pm
Top China Official Reaffirms Beijings Support for Myanmar Junta

Chinas foreign minister Wang Yi vowed to protect its neighbour internationally and its legitimate interests. The post Top China Official Reaffirms Beijings Support for Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

4 Jul 2022 3:50 pm
Protesters Pray for Myanmar Junta Chiefs Death on his Birthday

Pictures of Min Aung Hlaing were burned across Myanmar as protesters called for his death. The post Protesters Pray for Myanmar Junta Chiefs Death on his Birthday appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

4 Jul 2022 3:41 pm
NLD Members Found Dead With Signs of Torture After Detention by Myanmar Troops

The two were detained alongside NLD Mon State lawmaker U Kyaw Myo Min last week; a local resistance group said the pair were tortured before being shot dead. The post NLD Members Found Dead With Signs of Torture After Detention by Myanmar Troops appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

4 Jul 2022 12:51 pm
China Urges Myanmar Junta to Hold Talks With Opponents

Visiting Myanmar, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing expects all parties to adhere to rational consultation and strive to achieve political reconciliation. The post China Urges Myanmar Junta to Hold Talks With Opponents appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

4 Jul 2022 10:27 am
Chinas Complicated Game in Myanmar

Veteran journalist Bertil Lintner talks to The Irrawaddy about Chinas goals in Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyis future role and how the military might be defeated. The post Chinas Complicated Game in Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

2 Jul 2022 7:00 am
Junta Watch: Military Bends Rules to Fill Ranks; Loyal Monk Promoted, and More

Also this week, the regimes attorney-general offered a legal defense of the coup, and the Myanmar Air Force left the junta chief red-faced. The post Junta Watch: Military Bends Rules to Fill Ranks; Loyal Monk Promoted, and More appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

2 Jul 2022 6:00 am
Thousands Flee Myanmar Junta Raids in Sagaing Region

More than 7,000 civilians have fled regime arson raids in Yinmabin Township, a resistance stronghold. The post Thousands Flee Myanmar Junta Raids in Sagaing Region appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

1 Jul 2022 6:03 pm
Nine Sagaing Resistance Fighters Killed by Myanmar Regime

Most of the victims were in Shwebo Township for medical training, according to the Generation Z Special Task Force. The post Nine Sagaing Resistance Fighters Killed by Myanmar Regime appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

1 Jul 2022 5:45 pm
UN Rights Expert Slams International Community for failing Myanmar People

Tom Andrews highlighted the juntas violence against children and how five million kids in Myanmar are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. The post UN Rights Expert Slams International Community for failing Myanmar People appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

1 Jul 2022 5:06 pm
Myanmar Regimes Reinforcements to Strategic Outpost Attacked; Seven Killed

Online videos show Karen resistance fighters boasting about their easy victory over regime troops. The post Myanmar Regimes Reinforcements to Strategic Outpost Attacked; Seven Killed appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

1 Jul 2022 3:39 pm
Myanmar Regime Sorry for Junta Jet Intrusion into Thai Airspace

The incursion happened one day after a meeting between the coup leader and a Thai military delegation to discuss border stability. The post Myanmar Regime Sorry for Junta Jet Intrusion into Thai Airspace appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

1 Jul 2022 3:24 pm
Why China Is Comfortable With Myanmars Military Rulers

Beijing appears to believe the regime still offers the best guarantee of security for its interests in Myanmar, but the threat posed by resistance forces is growing. The post Why China Is Comfortable With Myanmars Military Rulers appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

1 Jul 2022 2:07 pm
Myanmar People Fear for Suu Kyis Life After Move to Prison; World Largely Silent

While the State Counselor is known for her personal strength, her advanced age and the conditions she faces in solitary confinement raise fears she will not survive. The post Myanmar People Fear for Suu Kyis Life After Move to Prison; World Largely Silent appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

30 Jun 2022 7:17 pm
Thailands Special Envoy Risks Becoming a Tool of Myanmar Junta

Pornpimol Kanchanalak should recall the history of bilateral ties before putting too much stock in a special relationship between Bangkok and the Myanmar military. The post Thailands Special Envoy Risks Becoming a Tool of Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

30 Jun 2022 6:10 pm
Chin Resistance Claims to Have Killed Myanmar Junta Troops

The Chin Defense Force in Mindat says it needs more weapons to repel large numbers of regime reinforcements. The post Chin Resistance Claims to Have Killed Myanmar Junta Troops appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

30 Jun 2022 5:38 pm
Eight Myanmar Junta Troops Killed by Resistance Drones: PDFs

Sagaing Region resistance groups claim to have been dropping explosives on regime soldiers. The post Eight Myanmar Junta Troops Killed by Resistance Drones: PDFs appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

30 Jun 2022 5:19 pm
Myanmar Junta Using Massive Airstrikes to Defend Strategic Outpost

Junta jets have entered Thai airspace while flying multiple missions as regime struggles to defend strategic outpost near Myanmar-Thailand border. The post Myanmar Junta Using Massive Airstrikes to Defend Strategic Outpost appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

30 Jun 2022 4:27 pm
Regime Suspends Boat Travel in Western Myanmar After Junta Soldiers Abducted

Fear of renewed conflict between the Myanmar military and ethnic armed organization the Arakan Army is increasing in Rakhine State. The post Regime Suspends Boat Travel in Western Myanmar After Junta Soldiers Abducted appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

30 Jun 2022 3:34 pm
Myanmar Regime Jails NLD Lawmaker for Incitement

A junta court sentenced veteran NLD member Daw Win Mya Mya, 73, to three years in prison for allegedly organizing anti-regime protests and urging state workers to strike. The post Myanmar Regime Jails NLD Lawmaker for Incitement appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

30 Jun 2022 1:25 pm
Japans Kirin Offloads Myanmar Beer Business Over Coup

The drinks giant has agreed to a 22.4-billion-yen buyout of its stake in Myanmar Brewery, a joint venture with a military-controlled conglomerate. The post Japans Kirin Offloads Myanmar Beer Business Over Coup appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

30 Jun 2022 11:31 am
Chin Teenager Killed by Myanmar Junta Shelling

Four civilians in Mindat have been killed by heavy junta weapons in June. The post Chin Teenager Killed by Myanmar Junta Shelling appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

29 Jun 2022 5:39 pm
Nationalist Monks Recruit Pro-Myanmar Regime Militias in Sagaing

Pyu Saw Htee recruitsaccompany junta operations and they help soldiers to harm the people, villagers say. The post Nationalist Monks Recruit Pro-Myanmar Regime Militias in Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

29 Jun 2022 5:36 pm
Over 750,000 People Displaced in Myanmar Since Coup

UN warns the juntas destruction of homes and continued fighting will prolong the suffering of the countrys 1.1 million refugees. The post Over 750,000 People Displaced in Myanmar Since Coup appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

29 Jun 2022 4:56 pm
ASEAN Envoy to Meet Only EAOs Approved by Myanmar Junta Chief

The countrys major ethnic armed organizations are actively fighting the regime and boycotted last months peace talks with the junta. The post ASEAN Envoy to Meet Only EAOs Approved by Myanmar Junta Chief appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

29 Jun 2022 3:34 pm
Battle for Junta Military Outpost on Thai-Myanmar Border Rages for Fourth Day

Karen forces were set to capture the strategic location in Myawaddy Township on Tuesday night but regime forces held the outpost after launching an artillery attack. The post Battle for Junta Military Outpost on Thai-Myanmar Border Rages for Fourth Day appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

29 Jun 2022 1:59 pm
Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit Myanmar for 1st Time Since Coup

Wang Yis visit to attend a meeting of Mekong nations follows attacks on a Chinese mine project and the juntas transfer of detained civilian leader Suu Kyi to prison. The post Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit Myanmar for 1st Time Since Coup appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

29 Jun 2022 11:56 am