Myanmar’s opposition has harshly criticized the leader of Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen, for attempting to legitimize the ruling junta.
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A court in Myanmar has sentenced three prominent celebrities to three years in prison apiece for their roles in anti-coup rallies.
One of Myanmar’s most well-known celebrities, Paing Takhon, has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in anti-coup rallies.
The United Nations alleges widespread rights violations by Myanmar’s military junta, urges international efforts to restore democracy.
The United Nations described Myanmar’s military’s decision to postpone elections and extend the state of emergency a misstep.
Myanmar’s military chief delivered a televised message Sunday. Except for “few terrorist assaults,” he stated the country was stable.
Aung San Suu Kyi, jailed Myanmar leader, is cut off from the youthful activists creating their own path to democracy beyond her shadow.
Myanmar’s military has declared war on medics who were among the first and most vocal opponents of the February takeover.
Myanmar’s democracy advocates have set fire to the ASEAN flag in protest of regional leaders’ failure to condemn the February 1 coup.
Even back home in sleepy Virginia, Journalist Nathan Maung jailed for reporting Myanmar’s bloody coup can’t forget those left behind.