Myanmar security forces with rifle grenades kill over 80 protesters – monitoring group

Reuters 04/11/2021

Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon on Friday, killing more than 80 people, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said. Details of…

The cost of Chinese poaching in WPS

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 04/10/2021

Watching what is happening in Myanmar—the people being killed by the military who are sworn to defend them—my mind hearkens back to our Edsa Revolt against the Marcos dictatorship. Myanmar, in free and fair elections, repudiated their…

Myanmar protesters take up Easter eggs; junta hunts celebrities

Reuters 04/04/2021

Opponents of military rule in Myanmar made the Easter egg a symbol of defiance on Sunday, posting pictures of eggs with slogans after a night of candle-lit vigils across the country to remember those killed since the…

At least 39 reported killed in Myanmar as Chinese factories burn

Reuters 03/15/2021

Security forces killed at least 22 anti-coup protesters in the poor, industrial Hlaingthaya suburb of Myanmar’s main city on Sunday after Chinese-financed factories were set ablaze there, an advocacy group said. A further 16 protesters were killed…

Myanmar forces disperse rallies with 3 reported dead in anti-coup crackdown

Agence France Presse 02/28/2021

YANGON — Myanmar security forces violently dispersed anti-coup rallies around the country on Sunday, with reports of at least three protesters killed in the crackdown. The junta has ratcheted up its use of force over the weekend…

Two killed in Mandalay city in bloodiest day of Myanmar protests

Reuters 02/21/2021

Two people were killed in Myanmar’s second city Mandalay on Saturday when police and soldiers fired to disperse protests against a Feb. 1 military coup, emergency workers said, the bloodiest day in more than two weeks of…

Myanmar junta cuts internet as troops fire to break up protest

Agence France Presse 02/15/2021

YANGON, Myanmar  – Myanmar cut internet service and deployed troops around the country on Monday in signs of a feared crackdown on anti-coup protests, hours after security forces fired to disperse a demonstration in the country’s north.…

Facebook says services in coup-hit Myanmar being restricted 

02/04/2021

Yangon, Myanmar—Facebook on Thursday, February 4, 2021, said some of its services were being restricted in Myanmar, days after the military seized power in a coup. “We are aware that access to Facebook is currently disrupted for…

Ferro: Seized P150M shabu from Myanmar

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The estimated P150 million worth of suspected shabu, which was confiscated during the October 21, 2020 buy-bust operation in Barangay Subabasbas in Lapu-Lapu City, may have been sourced from Myanmar. Police Brigadier General…

‘I don’t want to lie’: Gay pioneer stands in Myanmar election

10/05/2020

Yangon, Myanmar—Outraged over ongoing discrimination in Myanmar, Myo Min Tun decided to stand as the first openly gay election candidate in a country where same-sex relations are illegal. His decision to enter the political fray came after…

PH SEA Games organizer sorry for transport, accommodation problems

Frances Mangosing - Inquirer.net 11/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Local organizers of the Southeast Asian Games on Sunday apologized after facing several complaints from foreign football teams who have started arriving over the weekend. Football players from Timor-Leste and Myanmar complained about the…

Asian domination in international pageant’s list of top favorites

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Beauty queens from Asian countries dominated the Top 10 Most Popular Vote list in the ongoing pre-pageant activities of Miss Grand International 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Seven of the 10 countries in the…

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