Telenor’s sale of Myanmar phone records dangerous, illegal: activists

Telenor is facing a backlash after announcing its data for 18 million callers to a Lebanese with ties to the ruling junta. Civil society organizations accuse the Norwegian telecoms giant of “irresponsible disengagement” from the country, citing sale of its Myanmar business – subscriber data included – to M1 Group, a Lebanese firm whose clients ...

Myanmar’s junta officially overturns outcome of 2020 election it didn’t like

Myanmar’s junta officially overturns outcome of 2020 election it didn’t like

The junta-controlled Union Election Commission announced via state media Monday that the results of the 2020 election had been annulled. Eight months after the military’s proxy...

Prison Defiance: Protest erupts at Yangon’s notorious Insein Prison over medical neglect

Prison Defiance: Protest erupts at Yangon’s notorious Insein Prison over medical neglect

“We’ve written the new history with our own blood!” Shouts loud enough to be heard from afar went up inside Yangon’s notorious Insein Central Prison this morning as...

Yangon man mourns sister’s avoidable COVID death in heartbreaking video

Yangon man mourns sister’s avoidable COVID death in heartbreaking video

A despairing Yangon man mourning a sister he said was turned away by a local hospital last night put a face to the anguish felt across Myanmar as the spiraling pandemic kills...

Former head of Myanmar’s vaccination campaign contracts COVID-19 in prison

Former head of Myanmar’s vaccination campaign contracts COVID-19 in prison

The former director of Myanmar’s Vaccination Department has contracted the coronavirus over a month after she was jailed on charges of incitement, her associates say. Htar Htar...

Jailed U.S. journalist in court again after likely COVID-19 bout at Insein Prison

Jailed U.S. journalist in court again after likely COVID-19 bout at Insein Prison

An American journalist held in Myanmar attended a third virtual court hearing yesterday from prison and says he received no treatment for what was likely COVID-19. The family of...

Sanctions shut down Israeli lobbyist shilling for junta: Watchdog Justice

Sanctions shut down Israeli lobbyist shilling for junta: Watchdog Justice

A Myanmar rights group said today it was “positive’ that international sanctions prevented an infamous Israeli-Canadian lobbyist, one-time arms dealer, spy and mouthpiece...

Junta wants US to extradite UN rep for prosecution on treason

Junta wants US to extradite UN rep for prosecution on treason

Myanmar’s junta called on the U.S. State Department yesterday to extradite its permanent U.N. representative so that he can be prosecuted for treason. On Wednesday, the...

Myanmar civilians ‘unnecessarily buying oxygen’: military spokesperson

Myanmar civilians ‘unnecessarily buying oxygen’: military spokesperson

Junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun admitted in a press conference on Monday that they ordered oxygen plants to restrict the right of individuals to refill oxygen tanks. Zaw Min Tun...

Aung San Suu Kyi slapped with 4 more charges related to corruption

Aung San Suu Kyi slapped with 4 more charges related to corruption

Ousted State Counsellor and Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi is facing four new corruption charges, a member of her legal team said. 


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