Tag: Myanmar

Telenor’s Future in Myanmar Put on the Line Due to Military

Since Myanmar’s military ordered telecoms operators to shut their networks in an effort to end protests against its February coup, Telenor’s business there has been in limbo. As one of the few Western companies to bet on the South East Asian country after it emerged from military dictatorship a...

Myanmar begins general strike in face of military threats | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Millions expected to stop work and join protests calling for restoration of democracy three weeks after generals seized power in a coup. Myanmar began a nationwide general strike on Monday despite a curfew, road blockades and more overnight arrests, as the United States warned it would “take firm action”...

A ‘war zone’: Witnesses describe violence at Myanmar protests | Incredible Solutions Tech

Yangon, Myanmar – Saturday was the worst day of bloodshed yet during mass protests in Myanmar against the February 1 military coup, which overthrew the elected government headed by Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy.  Police opened fire on peaceful protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-biggest...

Global backlash grows after Myanmar forces kill two protesters | Incredible Solutions Tech

UN condemns deadly violence in Mandalay, Singapore warns of ‘adverse consequences’ and Facebook deletes the military’s main page. International condemnation of Myanmar’s military rulers grew on Sunday, after security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the second largest city of Mandalay, killing at least two people and wounding...

Alarm as Myanmar ships reach Malaysia to pick up detainees | | Incredible Solutions Tech

US and UN call on Malaysia to halt the deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals saying it could put their lives at risk. The United Nations refugee agency said on Saturday at least six people registered with it were among 1,200 Myanmar nationals to be deported by Malaysia next week,...

Myanmar police kill 2 in bloodiest day of anti-coup protests | | Incredible Solutions Tech

At least two people have been killed and several wounded in Myanmar’s second city of Mandalay when security forces opened fire to disperse people protesting against the country’s military coup, according to emergency service workers and other witnesses. The deaths on Sunday marked the bloodiest day in more than...

Myanmar’s minorities join protest in show of unity against | Incredible Solutions Tech

Members of Myanmar ethnic groups protested on Saturday in a show of opposition to the coup that removed the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, despite some misgivings about her commitment to their aspirations for autonomy, community representatives said. Protests against the coup that overthrew the elected government of...

‘Abhorrent’: Malaysia’s plan for Myanmar repatriation | Incredible Solutions Tech

Rights groups are urging the Malaysian government to halt plans to send more than 1,000 Myanmar people currently in immigration detention back to Myanmar despite the political turmoil triggered by the military coup on February 1. Malaysia said this week that it had accepted Myanmar’s offer to send the...

Rebel Riot: The punk soundtrack to Myanmar’s anti-coup | Incredible Solutions Tech

“It’s not an easy thing as a woman here in Myanmar,” said Hnin. “You have a lot of restrictions and you are not supposed to [be a singer in a punk band].” The tattooed 23-year-old features in “One Day”, a new film clip by Myanmar’s foremost punk band Rebel...

UK and Canada impose sanctions on Myanmar generals after coup | Incredible Solutions Tech

The United Kingdom and Canada have imposed sanctions on Myanmar’s ruling generals for toppling the civilian-led government, while Japan has said it agrees with the United States, India and Australia that democracy must be restored there quickly. Western countries have condemned the February 1 overthrow and detention of elected...

Myanmar protesters urge China to condemn coup, will Beijing | Incredible Solutions Tech

Chanting “Shame on you, China” and holding up banners in English, Chinese and Burmese, dozens of pro-democracy protesters gathered on Monday at the Chinese embassy in Yangon to denounce what they called Beijing’s backing for Myanmar’s military coup on February 1. “Myanmar’s military dictatorship is made in China,” read...

Is the Myanmar coup a turning point for the Rohingya? | Incredible Solutions Tech

Many say they are only now realising the extent of the army's crackdown on ethnic minorities including the Rohingya. Source link...

Myanmar detainees near 500 as hackers go after military | Incredible Solutions Tech

Myanmar’s military has ordered more arrests, with nearly 500 individuals facing charges or sentenced to jail in relation to the burgeoning protests and civil disobedience movement following the February 1 coup, as protesters return to the streets on Thursday following a massive demonstration the previous day. Some 495 civilian...

Protesters create gridlock in Yangon amid fears of violence | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Thousands throng streets of Yangon in bid to shatter military’s claims that coup has widespread public support. Thousands of people took to the streets of Yangon on Wednesday to show their anger at the military coup in Myanmar amid rising concern of violence in the troubled Southeast Asian nation....

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi faces second charge by military | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged under the country’s natural disaster management law, according to her lawyer. Myanmar’s military regime has hit deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi with a second charge, this time under the country’s natural disaster management law. “Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been...