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Myanmar Junta Informant Ex-Colonel Shot Dead in Yangon

Zaw Naing Win was gunned down  at his “generals’ village” home despite hiring bodyguards. The post Myanmar Junta Informant Ex-Colonel Shot Dead in Yangon appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

World Bank-backed Yoma Bank Working With Myanmar military’s Mytel Network Operator

Rights group calls on World Bank and international investors to pressure Yoma Bank to cease its business relationship with Mytel’s military-backed operator. The post World Bank-backed Yoma Bank Working With Myanmar military’s Mytel Network Operator appear
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World Bank-backed Yoma Bank Working With Myanmar military’s Mytel Network Operator

Rights group calls on World Bank and international investors to pressure Yoma Bank to cease its business relationship with Mytel’s military-backed operator. The post World Bank-backed Yoma Bank Working With Myanmar military’s Mytel Network Operator appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

2 More Former NLD Lawmakers Jailed by Myanmar Junta

Elected Ayeyarwady MPs U Wai Lin Aung and Dr. Pyae Phyo sentenced to 26 years after arrest and torture, joining more than 13,000 regime opponents behind bars The post 2 More Former NLD Lawmakers Jailed by Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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2 More Former NLD Lawmakers Jailed by Myanmar Junta

Elected Ayeyarwady MPs U Wai Lin Aung and Dr. Pyae Phyo sentenced to 26 years after arrest and torture, joining more than 13,000 regime opponents behind bars The post 2 More Former NLD Lawmakers Jailed by Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Rakhine Truce Between Myanmar Junta and Arakan Army ‘Hanging by a Thread’ 

Fighting could break out anytime, say observers, as regime blockade and artillery threaten food shortages for civilians including some 100,000 in displacement camps.  The post Rakhine Truce Between Myanmar Junta and Arakan Army ‘Hanging by a Thread’  ap
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Rakhine Truce Between Myanmar Junta and Arakan Army ‘Hanging by a Thread’ 

Fighting could break out anytime, say observers, as regime blockade and artillery threaten food shortages for civilians including some 100,000 in displacement camps.  The post Rakhine Truce Between Myanmar Junta and Arakan Army ‘Hanging by a Thread’  appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Wants Civil Servants to Have Fun

With the regime struggling to replace striking government employees, music and dance shows are being staged to try and boost the morale of civil servants. The post Myanmar Junta Wants Civil Servants to Have Fun appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Wants Civil Servants to Have Fun

With the regime struggling to replace striking government employees, music and dance shows are being staged to try and boost the morale of civil servants. The post Myanmar Junta Wants Civil Servants to Have Fun appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Elderly Civilians Killed in Myanmar Junta Raids in Sagaing

Residents say children, those who cannot flee and the elderly are increasingly being killed during regime raids in Kantbalu Township. The post Elderly Civilians Killed in Myanmar Junta Raids in Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Elderly Civilians Killed in Myanmar Junta Raids in Sagaing

Residents say children, those who cannot flee and the elderly are increasingly being killed during regime raids in Kantbalu Township. The post Elderly Civilians Killed in Myanmar Junta Raids in Sagaing appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Officer Among Over a Dozen Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Three Days of Resistance Attacks

Operations by People’s Defense Force groups were reported in Tanintharyi, Magwe and Sagaing regions and Kayah State. The post Officer Among Over a Dozen Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Three Days of Resistance Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Officer Among Over a Dozen Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Three Days of Resistance Attacks

Operations by People’s Defense Force groups were reported in Tanintharyi, Magwe and Sagaing regions and Kayah State. The post Officer Among Over a Dozen Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Three Days of Resistance Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Formerly Detained Japanese Journalist Urges Tokyo to Pressure Myanmar Junta

Toru Kubota said Japan should accept more refugees and take steps to ensure its funds are not being used by the military junta to kill people. The post Formerly Detained Japanese Journalist Urges Tokyo to Pressure Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy
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Formerly Detained Japanese Journalist Urges Tokyo to Pressure Myanmar Junta

Toru Kubota said Japan should accept more refugees and take steps to ensure its funds are not being used by the military junta to kill people. The post Formerly Detained Japanese Journalist Urges Tokyo to Pressure Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Military and Arakan Army Agree Temporary Truce in Rakhine State

The ceasefire was negotiated by Nippon Foundation head Yohei Sasakawa and comes amid growing food and medicine shortages caused by a junta blockade. The post Myanmar Military and Arakan Army Agree Temporary Truce in Rakhine State appeared first on The Irrawad
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Myanmar Military and Arakan Army Agree Temporary Truce in Rakhine State

The ceasefire was negotiated by Nippon Foundation head Yohei Sasakawa and comes amid growing food and medicine shortages caused by a junta blockade. The post Myanmar Military and Arakan Army Agree Temporary Truce in Rakhine State appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Resistance Fighters Destroy Notorious Myanmar Junta Outpost in Magwe

Kaing Lal base housed regime forces and militia who torched over 600 houses last week alone in southern Pauk Township. The post Resistance Fighters Destroy Notorious Myanmar Junta Outpost in Magwe appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Resistance Fighters Destroy Notorious Myanmar Junta Outpost in Magwe

Kaing Lal base housed regime forces and militia who torched over 600 houses last week alone in southern Pauk Township. The post Resistance Fighters Destroy Notorious Myanmar Junta Outpost in Magwe appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

KNU Taking Fight to Myanmar Junta in Tanintharyi

The Karen National Union says its forces have killed 246 regime troops in Tanintharyi Region in 11 months. The post KNU Taking Fight to Myanmar Junta in Tanintharyi appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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KNU Taking Fight to Myanmar Junta in Tanintharyi

The Karen National Union says its forces have killed 246 regime troops in Tanintharyi Region in 11 months. The post KNU Taking Fight to Myanmar Junta in Tanintharyi appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar junta troops have killed 308 women and girls, 12 were raped first: NUCC

Parallel government body calls for international intervention to stop use of rape as weapon against civilians, as UN kicks off ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ The post Myanmar junta troops have killed 308 women and girls, 12 were rape
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Myanmar junta troops have killed 308 women and girls, 12 were raped first: NUCC

Parallel government body calls for international intervention to stop use of rape as weapon against civilians, as UN kicks off ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ The post Myanmar junta troops have killed 308 women and girls, 12 were raped first: NUCC appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Over 70 Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Three Days of Resistance Attacks

The Irrawaddy’s latest roundup includes incidents in Magwe, Mandalay, Sagaing, Bago and Tanintharyi regions and Kayah State. The post Over 70 Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Three Days of Resistance Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Over 70 Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Three Days of Resistance Attacks

The Irrawaddy’s latest roundup includes incidents in Magwe, Mandalay, Sagaing, Bago and Tanintharyi regions and Kayah State. The post Over 70 Myanmar Junta Forces Killed in Three Days of Resistance Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

China Censors Rare, Nationwide Protests Over Lockdowns, Lack of Political Freedoms

The rallies in major cities nationwide were triggered by anger after a deadly fire in Urumqi in which COVID lockdowns were seen as hampering rescue efforts. The post China Censors Rare, Nationwide Protests Over Lockdowns, Lack of Political Freedoms appeared f
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China Censors Rare, Nationwide Protests Over Lockdowns, Lack of Political Freedoms

The rallies in major cities nationwide were triggered by anger after a deadly fire in Urumqi in which COVID lockdowns were seen as hampering rescue efforts. The post China Censors Rare, Nationwide Protests Over Lockdowns, Lack of Political Freedoms appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Bangladesh Launches Police Probe on ARSA Chief and Others Over Intelligence Officer’s Death

The recent death of a Bangladeshi intelligence officer was blamed on a group linked to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. The post Bangladesh Launches Police Probe on ARSA Chief and Others Over Intelligence Officer’s Death appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Bangladesh Launches Police Probe on ARSA Chief and Others Over Intelligence Officer’s Death

The recent death of a Bangladeshi intelligence officer was blamed on a group linked to the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army. The post Bangladesh Launches Police Probe on ARSA Chief and Others Over Intelligence Officer’s Death appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Junta Watch: Pro-Regime Media Spin Biden Comment; State and Regional Govts Warned; and More

Also this week, the junta’s ties with Russia deepened as the countries signed an MoU on nuclear power plants and Moscow offered to ramp up civilian education exchanges. The post Junta Watch: Pro-Regime Media Spin Biden Comment; State and Regional Govts Warn
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Junta Watch: Pro-Regime Media Spin Biden Comment; State and Regional Govts Warned; and More

Also this week, the junta’s ties with Russia deepened as the countries signed an MoU on nuclear power plants and Moscow offered to ramp up civilian education exchanges. The post Junta Watch: Pro-Regime Media Spin Biden Comment; State and Regional Govts Warned; and More appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Examining the Geopolitical Takeaways From the Southeast Asia Summits

The conciliatory Xi-Biden tete-a-tete in Indonesia cooled bilateral temperatures, but ASEAN's inability to make progress on the Myanmar crisis was a low point. The post Examining the Geopolitical Takeaways From the Southeast Asia Summits appeared first on Th
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Examining the Geopolitical Takeaways From the Southeast Asia Summits

The conciliatory Xi-Biden tete-a-tete in Indonesia cooled bilateral temperatures, but ASEAN's inability to make progress on the Myanmar crisis was a low point. The post Examining the Geopolitical Takeaways From the Southeast Asia Summits appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Regime Chief Squanders Billions of Public Money on Honors for Allies

Min Aung Hlaing handed out titles and medals to over 3,600 people in the last year, with the awards accompanied by gold worth over US$33 million. The post Myanmar Regime Chief Squanders Billions of Public Money on Honors for Allies appeared first on The Irraw
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Myanmar Regime Chief Squanders Billions of Public Money on Honors for Allies

Min Aung Hlaing handed out titles and medals to over 3,600 people in the last year, with the awards accompanied by gold worth over US$33 million. The post Myanmar Regime Chief Squanders Billions of Public Money on Honors for Allies appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Jets Target Kachin Resistance Forces

Analysts say the regime is forced to use airstrikes against Kachin Independence Army targets because its ground troops are too weak to fight. The post Myanmar Junta Jets Target Kachin Resistance Forces appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Jets Target Kachin Resistance Forces

Analysts say the regime is forced to use airstrikes against Kachin Independence Army targets because its ground troops are too weak to fight. The post Myanmar Junta Jets Target Kachin Resistance Forces appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Jails Senior Monk, Five Other Anti-Regime Activists

Judicial crackdown continues, one week after military regime pardoned some political prisoners in bid to relieve international pressure.  The post Myanmar Junta Jails Senior Monk, Five Other Anti-Regime Activists appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Jails Senior Monk, Five Other Anti-Regime Activists

Judicial crackdown continues, one week after military regime pardoned some political prisoners in bid to relieve international pressure.  The post Myanmar Junta Jails Senior Monk, Five Other Anti-Regime Activists appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar Junta Torches Home Village of Catholic Cardinal

Regime soldiers also killed civilians in Sagaing’s Mone Hla Village, where Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the head of the Catholic Church in Myanmar, was born. The post Myanmar Junta Torches Home Village of Catholic Cardinal appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Myanmar Junta Torches Home Village of Catholic Cardinal

Regime soldiers also killed civilians in Sagaing’s Mone Hla Village, where Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the head of the Catholic Church in Myanmar, was born. The post Myanmar Junta Torches Home Village of Catholic Cardinal appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Three Karen Resistance Heroes Killed in Myanmar Junta Ambush

Cobra Column logistics chief Naw Eh Moo was killed along with two comrades. The post Three Karen Resistance Heroes Killed in Myanmar Junta Ambush appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Three Karen Resistance Heroes Killed in Myanmar Junta Ambush

Cobra Column logistics chief Naw Eh Moo was killed along with two comrades. The post Three Karen Resistance Heroes Killed in Myanmar Junta Ambush appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Technical Problems Ground Myanmar’s JF-17 Fighter Jets Bought From China

The $25-million jets arrived with structural problems but post-coup sanctions and a lack of local expertise make it impossible to fix them, ex-Air Force pilots say. The post Technical Problems Ground Myanmar’s JF-17 Fighter Jets Bought From China appeared f
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Technical Problems Ground Myanmar’s JF-17 Fighter Jets Bought From China

The $25-million jets arrived with structural problems but post-coup sanctions and a lack of local expertise make it impossible to fix them, ex-Air Force pilots say. The post Technical Problems Ground Myanmar’s JF-17 Fighter Jets Bought From China appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

India’s Disturbing Ties with Myanmar Junta

India should present itself as an alternative to China in Myanmar. Instead, by taking a short-sighted stance, it is ending up looking like China.   The post India’s Disturbing Ties with Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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India’s Disturbing Ties with Myanmar Junta

India should present itself as an alternative to China in Myanmar. Instead, by taking a short-sighted stance, it is ending up looking like China.   The post India’s Disturbing Ties with Myanmar Junta appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Nearly 60 Myanmar Regime Forces Killed in Two Days of Resistance Attacks

The Irrawaddy’s latest roundup includes incidents in Sagaing, Magwe, Bago and Yangon regions and Mon and Kayah states. The post Nearly 60 Myanmar Regime Forces Killed in Two Days of Resistance Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Nearly 60 Myanmar Regime Forces Killed in Two Days of Resistance Attacks

The Irrawaddy’s latest roundup includes incidents in Sagaing, Magwe, Bago and Yangon regions and Mon and Kayah states. The post Nearly 60 Myanmar Regime Forces Killed in Two Days of Resistance Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Chair of Myanmar Military’s Proxy Party Vows to Fight Resistance Movement

U Khin Yi has challenged People’s Defense Forces to kill him as he tours the country meeting USDP members. The post Chair of Myanmar Military’s Proxy Party Vows to Fight Resistance Movement appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Chair of Myanmar Military’s Proxy Party Vows to Fight Resistance Movement

U Khin Yi has challenged People’s Defense Forces to kill him as he tours the country meeting USDP members. The post Chair of Myanmar Military’s Proxy Party Vows to Fight Resistance Movement appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Anwar Breaks Election Deadlock to Become Malaysia’s New Prime Minister

Long-time opposition leader to form coalition govt, capping 25 turbulent years marked by jail time on corruption and sodomy charges seen as politically motivated. The post Anwar Breaks Election Deadlock to Become Malaysia’s New Prime Minister appeared firs
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Anwar Breaks Election Deadlock to Become Malaysia’s New Prime Minister

Long-time opposition leader to form coalition govt, capping 25 turbulent years marked by jail time on corruption and sodomy charges seen as politically motivated. The post Anwar Breaks Election Deadlock to Become Malaysia’s New Prime Minister appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Resistance Drone Strike Kills 8 Myanmar Junta Troops in Myawaddy: Federal Wings

Regime’s Light Infantry Battalion 102 suffers heavy casualties in Karen State battle zone where thousands of civilians have fled. The post Resistance Drone Strike Kills 8 Myanmar Junta Troops in Myawaddy: Federal Wings appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Resistance Drone Strike Kills 8 Myanmar Junta Troops in Myawaddy: Federal Wings

Regime’s Light Infantry Battalion 102 suffers heavy casualties in Karen State battle zone where thousands of civilians have fled. The post Resistance Drone Strike Kills 8 Myanmar Junta Troops in Myawaddy: Federal Wings appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Southeast Myanmar’s Refugee Children Need Funding to Stay in School

With much of Kayah State’s population displaced by fighting, teachers have launched a fundraising campaign for the state’s 31,000-odd refugee kids. The post Southeast Myanmar’s Refugee Children Need Funding to Stay in School appeared first on The Irrawa
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Southeast Myanmar’s Refugee Children Need Funding to Stay in School

With much of Kayah State’s population displaced by fighting, teachers have launched a fundraising campaign for the state’s 31,000-odd refugee kids. The post Southeast Myanmar’s Refugee Children Need Funding to Stay in School appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

An Assessment of Myanmar’s Parallel Civilian Govt After Almost 2 Years of Revolution

The National Unity Government has forged a nationwide armed force, but much needs to be done before it can declare victory over a brutal military dictatorship.  The post An Assessment of Myanmar’s Parallel Civilian Govt After Almost 2 Years of Revolution a
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An Assessment of Myanmar’s Parallel Civilian Govt After Almost 2 Years of Revolution

The National Unity Government has forged a nationwide armed force, but much needs to be done before it can declare victory over a brutal military dictatorship.  The post An Assessment of Myanmar’s Parallel Civilian Govt After Almost 2 Years of Revolution appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Food and Medicine Shortages as Myanmar Junta Blockades Rakhine Capital

Sittwe has been cut off from the rest of western Myanmar’s Rakhine State following an attack on a regime convoy. The post Food and Medicine Shortages as Myanmar Junta Blockades Rakhine Capital appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Food and Medicine Shortages as Myanmar Junta Blockades Rakhine Capital

Sittwe has been cut off from the rest of western Myanmar’s Rakhine State following an attack on a regime convoy. The post Food and Medicine Shortages as Myanmar Junta Blockades Rakhine Capital appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Indian Foreign Secretary Visits Myanmar Junta Leaders as Ties Deepen

Vinay Mohan Kwatra met Min Aung Hlaing and discussed financial, trade and border issues, according to junta media. The post Indian Foreign Secretary Visits Myanmar Junta Leaders as Ties Deepen appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Indian Foreign Secretary Visits Myanmar Junta Leaders as Ties Deepen

Vinay Mohan Kwatra met Min Aung Hlaing and discussed financial, trade and border issues, according to junta media. The post Indian Foreign Secretary Visits Myanmar Junta Leaders as Ties Deepen appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Australia’s ANZ Bank to Exit Myanmar by Early 2023

Decision to leave country comes 3 weeks after its dealings with junta's military-owned Innwa bank were exposed. The post Australia’s ANZ Bank to Exit Myanmar by Early 2023 appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Australia’s ANZ Bank to Exit Myanmar by Early 2023

Decision to leave country comes 3 weeks after its dealings with junta's military-owned Innwa bank were exposed. The post Australia’s ANZ Bank to Exit Myanmar by Early 2023 appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Over 30 Myanmar Regime Forces Killed in Two Days of Resistance Attacks

The Irrawaddy’s latest roundup covers attacks in Magwe, Sagaing and Mandalay regions and Chin State, including the assassination of a ward official by women PDF fighters. The post Over 30 Myanmar Regime Forces Killed in Two Days of Resistance Attacks appear
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Over 30 Myanmar Regime Forces Killed in Two Days of Resistance Attacks

The Irrawaddy’s latest roundup covers attacks in Magwe, Sagaing and Mandalay regions and Chin State, including the assassination of a ward official by women PDF fighters. The post Over 30 Myanmar Regime Forces Killed in Two Days of Resistance Attacks appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Latest Corruption Charges in Court Appearance

The detained State Counselor told a junta court she followed official procedures in relation to the rental of a helicopter for a government minister. The post Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Latest Corruption Charges in Court Appearance appeared firs
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Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Latest Corruption Charges in Court Appearance

The detained State Counselor told a junta court she followed official procedures in relation to the rental of a helicopter for a government minister. The post Myanmar’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Latest Corruption Charges in Court Appearance appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Only 402 of Myanmar’s Nearly 13,000 Political Prisoners Freed in Junta Amnesty

Political prisoners accounted for fewer than 7% of the 5,774 inmates released by the junta on Nov. 17, according to a rights group. The post Only 402 of Myanmar’s Nearly 13,000 Political Prisoners Freed in Junta Amnesty appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Only 402 of Myanmar’s Nearly 13,000 Political Prisoners Freed in Junta Amnesty

Political prisoners accounted for fewer than 7% of the 5,774 inmates released by the junta on Nov. 17, according to a rights group. The post Only 402 of Myanmar’s Nearly 13,000 Political Prisoners Freed in Junta Amnesty appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

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