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Myanmar Civilian Government to Sell Off More Junta Property

NUG finance minister U Tin Tun Naing reveals more plans to generate income, including putting 60 military-owned properties in Yangon on sale. The post Myanmar Civilian Government to Sell Off More Junta Property appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Civilian Government to Sell Off More Junta Property

NUG finance minister U Tin Tun Naing reveals more plans to generate income, including putting 60 military-owned properties in Yangon on sale. The post Myanmar Civilian Government to Sell Off More Junta Property appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Reinforcements Spark Heavy Attacks 

Repeated clashes are being reported in southern Shan State as the regime deploys large numbers of troops to the area.  The post Myanmar Junta Reinforcements Spark Heavy Attacks  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Reinforcements Spark Heavy Attacks 

Repeated clashes are being reported in southern Shan State as the regime deploys large numbers of troops to the area.  The post Myanmar Junta Reinforcements Spark Heavy Attacks  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Secret History of Myanmar Junta Chief’s Inya Mansion

Min Aung Hlaing’s acquisition of the exclusive Yangon residence at 14 Inya Road reveals his greed and corruption. The post Secret History of Myanmar Junta Chief’s Inya Mansion appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Secret History of Myanmar Junta Chief’s Inya Mansion

Min Aung Hlaing’s acquisition of the exclusive Yangon residence at 14 Inya Road reveals his greed and corruption. The post Secret History of Myanmar Junta Chief’s Inya Mansion appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Cambodia to Invite Myanmar Junta Defense Minister to Upcoming ASEAN Meeting

Current ASEAN chair Cambodia has already welcomed some of the regime’s top generals to ASEAN meetings despite their involvement in atrocities. The post Cambodia to Invite Myanmar Junta Defense Minister to Upcoming ASEAN Meeting appeared first on The Irrawa
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Cambodia to Invite Myanmar Junta Defense Minister to Upcoming ASEAN Meeting

Current ASEAN chair Cambodia has already welcomed some of the regime’s top generals to ASEAN meetings despite their involvement in atrocities. The post Cambodia to Invite Myanmar Junta Defense Minister to Upcoming ASEAN Meeting appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

KNLA Captures Strategic Camp From Myanmar Military Near Thai Border

Thay Baw Boe in Karen State was used by the military to reinforce frontline troops; the KNLA and allied resistance fighters seized it despite being hit by air strikes. The post KNLA Captures Strategic Camp From Myanmar Military Near Thai Border appeared firs
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KNLA Captures Strategic Camp From Myanmar Military Near Thai Border

Thay Baw Boe in Karen State was used by the military to reinforce frontline troops; the KNLA and allied resistance fighters seized it despite being hit by air strikes. The post KNLA Captures Strategic Camp From Myanmar Military Near Thai Border appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Fuel Importers Blame Shortages on Junta Dollar Controls

Fuel importers say they are struggling to ensure supplies because of the regime’s restrictions on foreign exchange. The post Myanmar Fuel Importers Blame Shortages on Junta Dollar Controls appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Fuel Importers Blame Shortages on Junta Dollar Controls

Fuel importers say they are struggling to ensure supplies because of the regime’s restrictions on foreign exchange. The post Myanmar Fuel Importers Blame Shortages on Junta Dollar Controls appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar NLD Members, Relatives Live in Fear of Attack by Pro-Junta Terror Group

The Thwe Tout group has killed at least 20 people and waged a terror campaign, forcing party members and their relatives to hide or flee the country. The post Myanmar NLD Members, Relatives Live in Fear of Attack by Pro-Junta Terror Group appeared first on Th
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Myanmar NLD Members, Relatives Live in Fear of Attack by Pro-Junta Terror Group

The Thwe Tout group has killed at least 20 people and waged a terror campaign, forcing party members and their relatives to hide or flee the country. The post Myanmar NLD Members, Relatives Live in Fear of Attack by Pro-Junta Terror Group appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Ports key to China’s Strategy of Controlling Indian Ocean

India is threatened with being encircled by a network of China-controlled ports and Beijing’s increasingly powerful navy. The post Myanmar Ports key to China’s Strategy of Controlling Indian Ocean appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Ports key to China’s Strategy of Controlling Indian Ocean

India is threatened with being encircled by a network of China-controlled ports and Beijing’s increasingly powerful navy. The post Myanmar Ports key to China’s Strategy of Controlling Indian Ocean appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Striking Myanmar Civil Servants Denied Passports

The junta has compiled a blacklist of members of the civil disobedience movement to prevent them from leaving Myanmar. The post Striking Myanmar Civil Servants Denied Passports appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Striking Myanmar Civil Servants Denied Passports

The junta has compiled a blacklist of members of the civil disobedience movement to prevent them from leaving Myanmar. The post Striking Myanmar Civil Servants Denied Passports appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Military-Owned Corporation Fails to Pay Dividends to Myanmar Troops 

Myanma Economic Holdings failed to pay its annual dividends to its shareholders, many of whom are members of the armed forces.  The post Military-Owned Corporation Fails to Pay Dividends to Myanmar Troops  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Military-Owned Corporation Fails to Pay Dividends to Myanmar Troops 

Myanma Economic Holdings failed to pay its annual dividends to its shareholders, many of whom are members of the armed forces.  The post Military-Owned Corporation Fails to Pay Dividends to Myanmar Troops  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar’s Shadow Govt Calls on Int’l Community to Arm Resistance

Moral support is appreciated but the People’s Defense Force needs weapons and money, the NUG’s Defense Ministry says. The post Myanmar’s Shadow Govt Calls on Int’l Community to Arm Resistance appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar’s Shadow Govt Calls on Int’l Community to Arm Resistance

Moral support is appreciated but the People’s Defense Force needs weapons and money, the NUG’s Defense Ministry says. The post Myanmar’s Shadow Govt Calls on Int’l Community to Arm Resistance appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Tightens Security in Commercial Capital Yangon

Residents report increased patrols and searches by security forces, who appear to be mounting an operation to wipe out resistance activity in the city. The post Myanmar Junta Tightens Security in Commercial Capital Yangon appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Tightens Security in Commercial Capital Yangon

Residents report increased patrols and searches by security forces, who appear to be mounting an operation to wipe out resistance activity in the city. The post Myanmar Junta Tightens Security in Commercial Capital Yangon appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Ten Junta Soldiers Killed in Upper Myanmar Mine Attacks

Resistance forces ambushed a regime flotilla traveling through restive Sagaing Region. The post Ten Junta Soldiers Killed in Upper Myanmar Mine Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Ten Junta Soldiers Killed in Upper Myanmar Mine Attacks

Resistance forces ambushed a regime flotilla traveling through restive Sagaing Region. The post Ten Junta Soldiers Killed in Upper Myanmar Mine Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Ethnic Kachin Fighters to Attack Pro-Junta Forces in Northern Myanmar

The Kachin Independence Organization warns pro-regime groups and junta employees of impending attacks on them in Kachin State. The post Ethnic Kachin Fighters to Attack Pro-Junta Forces in Northern Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Ethnic Kachin Fighters to Attack Pro-Junta Forces in Northern Myanmar

The Kachin Independence Organization warns pro-regime groups and junta employees of impending attacks on them in Kachin State. The post Ethnic Kachin Fighters to Attack Pro-Junta Forces in Northern Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Kills At Least 36 in Sagaing Village: Residents

Villagers from Ye-U Township said they cannot identify the burned bodies.  The post Myanmar Junta Kills At Least 36 in Sagaing Village: Residents appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Kills At Least 36 in Sagaing Village: Residents

Villagers from Ye-U Township said they cannot identify the burned bodies.  The post Myanmar Junta Kills At Least 36 in Sagaing Village: Residents appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Australia Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With Myanmar Junta

The new head of the Australian Embassy will only carry the title “chargé d’affaires” instead of ambassador. The post Australia Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Australia Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With Myanmar Junta

The new head of the Australian Embassy will only carry the title “chargé d’affaires” instead of ambassador. The post Australia Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Military’s Attempts to Smear Suu Kyi as Corrupt Have Failed

Despite a concerted campaign accusing Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD of corruption, the Myanmar people know that it is the military regime which is truly dishonest.  The post Myanmar Military’s Attempts to Smear Suu Kyi as Corrupt Have Failed appeared fi
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Myanmar Military’s Attempts to Smear Suu Kyi as Corrupt Have Failed

Despite a concerted campaign accusing Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD of corruption, the Myanmar people know that it is the military regime which is truly dishonest.  The post Myanmar Military’s Attempts to Smear Suu Kyi as Corrupt Have Failed appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Court Jails Ousted Mon State Chief Minister for 21 Years

Dr. Aye Zan, who has been detained for over a year, was convicted by a special regime court on nine corruption charges; he still faces numerous additional cases. The post Myanmar Junta Court Jails Ousted Mon State Chief Minister for 21 Years appeared first o
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Myanmar Junta Court Jails Ousted Mon State Chief Minister for 21 Years

Dr. Aye Zan, who has been detained for over a year, was convicted by a special regime court on nine corruption charges; he still faces numerous additional cases. The post Myanmar Junta Court Jails Ousted Mon State Chief Minister for 21 Years appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

ASEAN’s Failed Consensus on Myanmar: A Year of Broken Promises

Despite calls from the civilian NUG and some member states for a new strategy, ASEAN, US continue to back the peace plan, which has been ignored by the junta for a year. The post ASEAN’s Failed Consensus on Myanmar: A Year of Broken Promises appeared first
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ASEAN’s Failed Consensus on Myanmar: A Year of Broken Promises

Despite calls from the civilian NUG and some member states for a new strategy, ASEAN, US continue to back the peace plan, which has been ignored by the junta for a year. The post ASEAN’s Failed Consensus on Myanmar: A Year of Broken Promises appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

A Strong US-ASEAN Partnership Starts With Myanmar

ASEAN should lead the way on resolving the Myanmar crisis and the US should use its position as a global leader to back its efforts. The post A Strong US-ASEAN Partnership Starts With Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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A Strong US-ASEAN Partnership Starts With Myanmar

ASEAN should lead the way on resolving the Myanmar crisis and the US should use its position as a global leader to back its efforts. The post A Strong US-ASEAN Partnership Starts With Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Detained NLD Lawyer Being Held at Myanmar Military Base

Daw Ywet Nu Aung, a prominent Mandalay lawyer, has yet to be brought to trial or transferred to a prison.  The post Detained NLD Lawyer Being Held at Myanmar Military Base appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Detained NLD Lawyer Being Held at Myanmar Military Base

Daw Ywet Nu Aung, a prominent Mandalay lawyer, has yet to be brought to trial or transferred to a prison.  The post Detained NLD Lawyer Being Held at Myanmar Military Base appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar’s Civilian Government Holds Talks With Arakan Army 

The National Unity Government said it held friendly discussions with the powerful armed group, which governs large areas of Rakhine State.  The post Myanmar’s Civilian Government Holds Talks With Arakan Army  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar’s Civilian Government Holds Talks With Arakan Army 

The National Unity Government said it held friendly discussions with the powerful armed group, which governs large areas of Rakhine State.  The post Myanmar’s Civilian Government Holds Talks With Arakan Army  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Burns Magwe Villages

Yesagyo Township residents flee as around 100 regime troops raid villages.  The post Myanmar Junta Burns Magwe Villages appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Burns Magwe Villages

Yesagyo Township residents flee as around 100 regime troops raid villages.  The post Myanmar Junta Burns Magwe Villages appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Regime Forces Torture and Kill 29 People in Upper Myanmar

Junta troops abducted villagers in Sagaing Region, shooting some dead and torturing and burning others alive. The post Regime Forces Torture and Kill 29 People in Upper Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Regime Forces Torture and Kill 29 People in Upper Myanmar

Junta troops abducted villagers in Sagaing Region, shooting some dead and torturing and burning others alive. The post Regime Forces Torture and Kill 29 People in Upper Myanmar appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Resistance Commander Killed in Fighting with Myanmar Junta

Heavy clashes have been reported in southern Shan State with resistance groups claiming to have killed numerous regime troops. The post Resistance Commander Killed in Fighting with Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Resistance Commander Killed in Fighting with Myanmar Junta

Heavy clashes have been reported in southern Shan State with resistance groups claiming to have killed numerous regime troops. The post Resistance Commander Killed in Fighting with Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Malaysian Foreign Minister Meets Counterpart From Myanmar’s Shadow Govt

Defying junta warnings, Saifuddin Abdullah met Daw Zin Mar Aung in Washington, becoming the first minister from ASEAN to engage with the parallel government. The post Malaysian Foreign Minister Meets Counterpart From Myanmar’s Shadow Govt appeared first on
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Malaysian Foreign Minister Meets Counterpart From Myanmar’s Shadow Govt

Defying junta warnings, Saifuddin Abdullah met Daw Zin Mar Aung in Washington, becoming the first minister from ASEAN to engage with the parallel government. The post Malaysian Foreign Minister Meets Counterpart From Myanmar’s Shadow Govt appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Junta Troops Clash With Arakan Army in Western Myanmar 

Military tensions are increasing in Rakhine State, as fears grow that informal ceasefire between AA and regime is breaking down. The post Junta Troops Clash With Arakan Army in Western Myanmar  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Junta Troops Clash With Arakan Army in Western Myanmar 

Military tensions are increasing in Rakhine State, as fears grow that informal ceasefire between AA and regime is breaking down. The post Junta Troops Clash With Arakan Army in Western Myanmar  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus ‘Not Appropriate’ for Myanmar: Ex-US Ambassador

Ex-US envoy Scot Marciel argues that the military has left no room for real negotiation; he also says Bangkok and Washington should cooperate to help refugees. The post ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus ‘Not Appropriate’ for Myanmar: Ex-US Ambassador appeare
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ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus ‘Not Appropriate’ for Myanmar: Ex-US Ambassador

Ex-US envoy Scot Marciel argues that the military has left no room for real negotiation; he also says Bangkok and Washington should cooperate to help refugees. The post ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus ‘Not Appropriate’ for Myanmar: Ex-US Ambassador appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

KIO Warns Civil Servants in Northern Myanmar Not to Work for Junta

District and township administrations under the group’s control in Kachin State sent letters to local officials urging them to resign or face ‘consequences’. The post KIO Warns Civil Servants in Northern Myanmar Not to Work for Junta appeared first on T
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KIO Warns Civil Servants in Northern Myanmar Not to Work for Junta

District and township administrations under the group’s control in Kachin State sent letters to local officials urging them to resign or face ‘consequences’. The post KIO Warns Civil Servants in Northern Myanmar Not to Work for Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Junta Watch: Summit Snub Stings Regime Boss; Tech Giants Shun Junta App, and More

Also this week, the regime’s diplomatic spat with the UK escalated and Min Aung Hlaing resorted to old clichés about ‘foreign interference’ The post Junta Watch: Summit Snub Stings Regime Boss; Tech Giants Shun Junta App, and More appeared first on Th
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Junta Watch: Summit Snub Stings Regime Boss; Tech Giants Shun Junta App, and More

Also this week, the regime’s diplomatic spat with the UK escalated and Min Aung Hlaing resorted to old clichés about ‘foreign interference’ The post Junta Watch: Summit Snub Stings Regime Boss; Tech Giants Shun Junta App, and More appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

US, ASEAN in Geostrategic Drift

With ASEAN split over Myanmar, China and other issues, and the US preoccupied with Ukraine, new thinking on how to cooperate is needed on both sides. The post US, ASEAN in Geostrategic Drift appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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US, ASEAN in Geostrategic Drift

With ASEAN split over Myanmar, China and other issues, and the US preoccupied with Ukraine, new thinking on how to cooperate is needed on both sides. The post US, ASEAN in Geostrategic Drift appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Hun Sen Slammed After Scolding Critics of Myanmar Junta’s ‘Peace’ Bid

The ASEAN chair and Cambodian PM again drew Myanmar people’s ire after saying those who objected to his efforts on behalf of the regime would ‘destroy’ their country. The post Hun Sen Slammed After Scolding Critics of Myanmar Junta’s ‘Peace’ Bid a
The Irrawaddy

Hun Sen Slammed After Scolding Critics of Myanmar Junta’s ‘Peace’ Bid

The ASEAN chair and Cambodian PM again drew Myanmar people’s ire after saying those who objected to his efforts on behalf of the regime would ‘destroy’ their country. The post Hun Sen Slammed After Scolding Critics of Myanmar Junta’s ‘Peace’ Bid appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Resistance Claims Victory Over Junta Outpost

The Pekon People Defense Force says it killed 15 regime troops, including a major. The post Myanmar Resistance Claims Victory Over Junta Outpost appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Resistance Claims Victory Over Junta Outpost

The Pekon People Defense Force says it killed 15 regime troops, including a major. The post Myanmar Resistance Claims Victory Over Junta Outpost appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Military’s Proxy Party Prepares for Junta’s Planned Election

The Union Solidarity and Development Party will elect new leaders next month ahead of the proposed 2023 election. The post Myanmar Military’s Proxy Party Prepares for Junta’s Planned Election appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Military’s Proxy Party Prepares for Junta’s Planned Election

The Union Solidarity and Development Party will elect new leaders next month ahead of the proposed 2023 election. The post Myanmar Military’s Proxy Party Prepares for Junta’s Planned Election appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

US Engages Shadow Govt as Biden Welcomes ASEAN Leaders

US officials met the NUG’s foreign minister on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit as the White House announced some $150 million in energy, maritime pledges for SE Asia. The post US Engages Shadow Govt as Biden Welcomes ASEAN Leaders appeared first on The Ir
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US Engages Shadow Govt as Biden Welcomes ASEAN Leaders

US officials met the NUG’s foreign minister on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit as the White House announced some $150 million in energy, maritime pledges for SE Asia. The post US Engages Shadow Govt as Biden Welcomes ASEAN Leaders appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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