Myanmar junta hints at extending state of emergency

Myanmar’s junta chief hinted at further extending the state of emergency and delaying elections, citing ongoing unrest.

Thailand’s Foreign Minister meets Myanmar’s Detained Leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time since 2021 coup

Thailand’s foreign minister met Myanmar’s detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi, discussing the crisis and advocating for dialogue.

Myanmar junta dissolves Suu Kyi party

Myanmar’s junta has dissolved Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party for failing to re-register under a new military-drafted electoral law. The military had claimed widespread fraud in the 2020 elections won by the NLD, which led to the coup. Out of 90 parties, only 50 applied to re-register, and the rest will be dissolved. The rules stipulate that parties must mobilize at least 100,000 members within 90 days and open offices in at least half of the country’s townships within 180 days. The NLD has been the torchbearer of democratic aspirations in Myanmar, and its leadership has been decimated in the junta’s violent crackdown.

Myanmar junta chief vows continued crackdown, then elections

Myanmar’s junta chief vowed to continue the crackdown on opponents and insisted the military would hold elections, despite admitting it did not control enough territory to allow a vote. The putsch sparked renewed fighting with ethnic rebels and birthed dozens of anti-junta “People’s Defence Forces” (PDFs), with swathes of the country now ravaged by fighting and the economy in tatters. More than 3,100 people have been killed in the military’s crackdown on dissent since the coup, according to a local monitoring group.

Myanmar junta slams UN human rights chief’s ‘irrelevant’ comments

Myanmar’s junta has dismissed the UN’s human rights chief’s claims that the military may have committed war crimes as “irrelevant,” while acknowledging the UN’s report recognized the violence committed by some anti-coup groups. The military continues to rely on air power and artillery to fight the opposition, with over 300 air strikes in the past year, according to the UN. Over 3,000 people have been killed in the military’s crackdown on dissent, and diplomatic efforts have made little headway.

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Myanmar junta imposes tough new measures on resistance strongholds

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Myanmar streets empty in protest on coup anniversary

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Myanmar marks coup anniversary with eyes on junta election plan

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