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Senior US Senator Questions White House Support for Myanmar Resistance

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said the US should be doing more to support the Myanmar people in their fight against the regime. The post Senior US Senator Questions White House Support for Myanmar Resistance appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

27 May 2022 4:28 pm
Arakan Army Clashes Heavily with Myanmar Junta Troops

Fighting has broken out in Paletwa Township, Chin State after the Arakan Army reportedly attacked regime reinforcements. The post Arakan Army Clashes Heavily with Myanmar Junta Troops appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

27 May 2022 3:57 pm
Ousted NLD Regional Chief Minister Given New Jail Term by Myanmar Regime

Dr. Aung Moe Nyo was convicted of breaching COVID-19 regulations and has now been sentenced to a total of 24 years. The post Ousted NLD Regional Chief Minister Given New Jail Term by Myanmar Regime appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

27 May 2022 2:32 pm
Myanmar Junta Jails Man for 10 Years for Alleged Ties to Peoples Defense Force

The man was detained while traveling in Rakhine State and allegedly found to have sent Facebook messages to the PDF, which has been outlawed as a terrorist group. The post Myanmar Junta Jails Man for 10 Years for Alleged Ties to Peoples Defense Force appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

27 May 2022 12:05 pm
Fighting with Myanmars Junta Continues in Southern Shan State

Battles have been reported for more than two weeks in Pekon Township as junta attacks continue. The post Fighting with Myanmars Junta Continues in Southern Shan State appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

26 May 2022 7:03 pm
Myanmar Journalist-Turned-Resistance Fighter Swapped His Camera for a Gun

An ex-news photographer tells The Irrawaddy of his new life fighting for a PDF group, and his belief that with enough arms and ammunition the resistance is sure to win. The post Myanmar Journalist-Turned-Resistance Fighter Swapped His Camera for a Gun appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

26 May 2022 6:11 pm
Nearly 10,000 Civilians Flee Myanmar Junta Raids in Sagaing

Villagers in Salingyi and Yinmabin townships are suffering from heavy junta attacks. The post Nearly 10,000 Civilians Flee Myanmar Junta Raids in Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

26 May 2022 5:34 pm
NUG Plans More Weapons and Funds for Revolution Against Myanmar Junta

U Naing Htoo Aung from the NUGs Ministry of Defense speaks to The Irrawaddy about how the NUG will accelerate resistance to the regime in the near future. The post NUG Plans More Weapons and Funds for Revolution Against Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

26 May 2022 5:01 pm
Ethnic Karen Fighters Take Control of Lower Myanmar Townships

The Karen National Union has told residents of two townships in Bago Region that they no longer have to engage with the junta administration in those areas. The post Ethnic Karen Fighters Take Control of Lower Myanmar Townships appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

26 May 2022 4:47 pm
10 Myanmar Villagers Seized as Hostages by Junta Troops, Locals Say

There has been no contact with the group, including a child, since soldiers raided their villages in Sagaing on Tuesday; locals fear they will be used as human shields. The post 10 Myanmar Villagers Seized as Hostages by Junta Troops, Locals Say appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

26 May 2022 2:02 pm
Family of Myanmars Suu Kyi Files Detention Complaint With UN

Lawyers for relatives of the military-ousted State Counselor described her detention by the junta as judicial kidnapping. The post Family of Myanmars Suu Kyi Files Detention Complaint With UN appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

26 May 2022 10:26 am
Almost 170 Civilians Massacred by Myanmar Regime Since July 2021

The murders took place in Sagaing Region and other strongholds of the resistance movement. The post Almost 170 Civilians Massacred by Myanmar Regime Since July 2021 appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

25 May 2022 5:41 pm
Thousands Displaced by Myanmar Junta Arson Attacks

Regime troops continue to raid villages in the resistance stronghold of Myaung Township, Sagaing Region. The post Thousands Displaced by Myanmar Junta Arson Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

25 May 2022 5:35 pm
Ethnic Armed Group Criticized for Holding Talks With Myanmar Regime

Mon people attacked the New Mon State Party for speaking to the junta chief, saying that party leaders were only serving their own interests. The post Ethnic Armed Group Criticized for Holding Talks With Myanmar Regime appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

25 May 2022 3:42 pm
Please Dont Call Myanmar Military Tatmadaw

The brutal atrocities committed by the military regime mean new words must be found to describe the armed forces. The post Please Dont Call Myanmar Military Tatmadaw appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

25 May 2022 2:11 pm
Ex-Myanmar Military Officers to Head Press and Literary Bodies

The junta has appointed two ex-military poets to lead the Myanmar Press Council. The post Ex-Myanmar Military Officers to Head Press and Literary Bodies appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

25 May 2022 12:08 pm
Myanmar Junta Weakening: Karen Rebels

The Karen National Union says the regime is now too weak to defend key assets in Karen State. The post Myanmar Junta Weakening: Karen Rebels appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

24 May 2022 7:32 pm
We Need Guns, Myanmar Resistance Forces Tell Shadow Govt

PDF groups in Sagaing and Magwe say that with the rainy season coming and local civilian populations increasingly targeted by the junta, they need cash and weapons now. The post We Need Guns, Myanmar Resistance Forces Tell Shadow Govt appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

24 May 2022 7:06 pm
More Than 9,000 Civilians Flee Myanmar Junta Raids

Magwe Region villagers are struggling to find food and shelter in forests during the rainy season. The post More Than 9,000 Civilians Flee Myanmar Junta Raids appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

24 May 2022 3:17 pm
Myanmar Regime Sends Striking Doctor Couple to Interrogation Camp

The husband and wife medics were detained in the Shan State capital Taunggyi for joining the Civil Disobedience Movement. The post Myanmar Regime Sends Striking Doctor Couple to Interrogation Camp appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

24 May 2022 2:12 pm
Myanmar Regime Cuts Phone, Internet Access in Resistance Stronghold Sagaing

Nearly a dozen townships are incommunicado, raising fears that a major military offensive is planned. The post Myanmar Regime Cuts Phone, Internet Access in Resistance Stronghold Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

24 May 2022 12:12 pm
Four Myanmar Buddhist Monks Killed in Artillery Strike

The abbot of a monastery in Sagaings Pale was among those killed; a local resident said the strike occurred during a junta artillery attack. The post Four Myanmar Buddhist Monks Killed in Artillery Strike appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

24 May 2022 10:22 am
14 Bodies Found on Myanmar Beach Believed to Be Rohingya

The bodies of 12 women and two boys were found near Pathein, and 12 people are still missing from a vessel that left Sittwe on May 19. The post 14 Bodies Found on Myanmar Beach Believed to Be Rohingya appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

24 May 2022 10:15 am
MyanmarMilitary Rulers Excellent Works

An analysis of Myanmars military leaders shows what they have in common: they all kill civilians, steal Myanmars assets and invest heavily in glitzy religious monuments. The post MyanmarMilitary Rulers Excellent Works appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

23 May 2022 6:39 pm
Activists Demand Japan Stop Training Myanmar Junta Personnel

An air force colonel, who trained in Japan, is accused of controlling bombing missions against civilians in Magwe Region. The post Activists Demand Japan Stop Training Myanmar Junta Personnel appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

23 May 2022 5:23 pm
Over 5,000 Flee Junta Arson Attacks in Upper Myanmar

Around 500 homes destroyed in regime raids in Sagaing Region in last four days. The post Over 5,000 Flee Junta Arson Attacks in Upper Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

23 May 2022 4:23 pm
Western Media Wrong to Say Independent Journalism in Myanmar is Propaganda

A recent article in The Economist fails to recognize the extreme and dangerous conditions that independent reporters in Myanmar are working under. The post Western Media Wrong to Say Independent Journalism in Myanmar is Propaganda appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

23 May 2022 3:45 pm
Thai Prisons Crowded with Illegal Myanmar Migrants

Many civilians who fear junta persecution and were in search of jobs are in Thai jails waiting to be sent back to Myanmar. The post Thai Prisons Crowded with Illegal Myanmar Migrants appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

23 May 2022 2:20 pm
U Zaw Htay, Spokesman for Both NLD and Military-Backed Govts, Dies

A heart attack claimed the ex-major, who worked for both U Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi but angered the military before the coup by backing the 2020 vote results. The post U Zaw Htay, Spokesman for Both NLD and Military-Backed Govts, Dies appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

23 May 2022 2:14 pm
Call It What It Is: A Revolution

The international communitys emphasis on mediation and negotiations with the Myanmar junta is misplaced. The post Call It What It Is: A Revolution appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

23 May 2022 2:03 pm
Junta Watch: A Softer Tone to Woo Teachers Back; Harsh Words for the UN, and More

Also this week, the regime praised China as a model neighbor and warned the Arakan Army its patience has limits as the juntas relations with the group continued to sour. The post Junta Watch: A Softer Tone to Woo Teachers Back; Harsh Words for the UN, and More appeared first on The Irrawaddy .

21 May 2022 9:01 am