(VIDEO) Widow of Inn Dinn massacre victim ‘very happy’ for Reuters journalists’ release

The widow of one of the 10 Rohingya men and boys massacred by Myanmar troops in September 2017 has issued a heartfelt thank you and congratulations to Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters journalists jailed for exposing the massacre to the world. In a video posted online today, Rahmat Khatun, widow of ...

Pro-military goons charge protesters with knives, cudgels in downtown Yangon (Video)

Pro-military goons charge protesters with knives, cudgels in downtown Yangon (Video)

At least three people were seriously injured after hundreds of pro-military thugs attacked protesters in downtown Yangon this morning. Hundreds of military supporters rushed a...

Protesters vent at Thai embassy over junta delegation in Bangkok

Protesters vent at Thai embassy over junta delegation in Bangkok

Protesters converged today on the Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon to demand that high-level ASEAN diplomats not legitimize Myanmar’s military coup by meeting with a junta figure in...

‘I will shoot your f*cking faces,’ gun-toting ‘soldier’ threatens Myanmar protesters on Facebook

‘I will shoot your f*cking faces,’ gun-toting ‘soldier’ threatens Myanmar protesters on Facebook

Real bullets, real guns, real threats. A man dressed in army green took to Facebook live last night to show off his arsenal and threaten to kill anyone protesting Myanmar’s...

Monks gone wild? Motorists assaulted in Yangon by robed attackers

Monks gone wild? Motorists assaulted in Yangon by robed attackers

A group of people wearing robes yesterday smashed the windows of cars waiting at a traffic light on Yangon’s Bahan 3 Road. What appeared to be four monks and five civilians used...

Fear that China will secure junta rule feeds rumors of conspiracy in Myanmar

Fear that China will secure junta rule feeds rumors of conspiracy in Myanmar

A flight from Kunming loaded with Chinese IT techs to seal off Myanmar’s internet. Chinese security forces masquerading as Burmese soldiers. An uncertain dictator evacuating his...

Yangon clamors with protests demanding military stand down (Photos)

Yangon clamors with protests demanding military stand down (Photos)

Massive crowds shouting “We want democracy!” rang out across Yangon for the third straight day today. An estimated 700,000 protesters gathered [scope] to call for the...

Yangon lends loud support to detained lawmakers defying junta

Yangon lends loud support to detained lawmakers defying junta

Yangon erupted in cheers at 5pm to show support for the elected civilian government. The streets were filled with applause as people left their homes to applaud for five minutes,...

‘Military dog?’ Stop this sick slander, Myanmar’s doggos demand

‘Military dog?’ Stop this sick slander, Myanmar’s doggos demand

While there were many reasons for the junta to pull the plug on Facebook this morning, many saw an attempt to deplatform an insult which had become ubiquitous in the comments for...

Here’s who is standing up against Myanmar’s coup

Here’s who is standing up against Myanmar’s coup

While enough condemnations pour in from abroad to fill a hot air balloon, multinational companies are sending a message to Myanmar’s bottom line while the public finds brave...

Why Myanmar’s aerobics dancer didn’t miss a step despite the coup behind her (Video)

Why Myanmar’s aerobics dancer didn’t miss a step despite the coup behind her (Video)

When the time came for Myanmar‘s military to move in and seize power yesterday morning, Khing Hnin Wai was making some moves of her own. The 26-year-old was throwing down very...


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