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NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Ma Aung attended and discussed at the 60th Munich Security Conference held in Germany (photo: VOA)

NUG Foreign Minister: The people did not want a military coup

The people did not want a military coup, so they resisted the revolution (Daw Zin Ma Aung NUG Foreign Minister) NUG Foreign Minister Daw Zin Ma Aung, who attended the 60th Munich Security Conference held for 3 days in Munich, Germany, on Saturday and discussed the Myanmar issue, said that ...

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Report: Australian Mining Companies Funding Myanmar Junta

Australian mining companies operating in Myanmar are contributing to military government funding, according to a new report. Justice for Myanmar, an activist group that focuses on campaigning against military-rule, says the mining companies listed in a new report titled “Mining Against Humanity” remain active and create revenue for the military. That activity, ...

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Myanmar is World’s Top Opium Producer, beat Afghanistan

As Afghanistan’s opium production plummets under the Taliban’s strict ban, Myanmar has emerged as the new global leader in poppy cultivation in 2023, driven by the country’s ongoing civil war and economic crisis, a new U.N. report says. The report, Southeast Asia Opium Survey 2023, released on Tuesday, says that ...

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Myanmar Rebel Helps China’s Cybercrime Crackdown

Myanmar rebels have launched a series of coordinated attacks known as “Operation 1027” that outside analysts say have given them new momentum in their struggle against the military junta. The operation also reportedly aligns with China’s interest in cracking down on transnational crime on the region, particularly cybercriminals who target ...

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UN warns of increase in urban fighting and war refugees 

Fighting has intensified this month in eastern and western Myanmar, spreading to densely populated urban areas and forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes, the United Nations warns. The 3 northern twin alliances, the Ta’ang TNLA forces; After the Rakhine Army AA and Kokang MNDAA forces jointly started the ...

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Malaysian Prime Minister: Myanmar is the biggest problem for ASEAN

Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said at the United Nations General Assembly that the ongoing violence in Myanmar is very worrying and that it is the biggest problem for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN, both strategically and humanitarianly. Myanmar is the biggest problem for ASEAN (Malaysian Prime Minister) ...

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Saturday night earthquake near Yangon with a magnitude of around 5

An earthquake measuring around 5 on the Richter scale struck near Yangon, Myanmar, on Saturday night. Although some buildings were shaken, There have been no reports of damage or injuries. Saturday night earthquake near Yangon with a magnitude of around 5 An earthquake measuring around 5 on the Richter scale struck near ...

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The Secretary-General of ASEAN witnessed the handover of the ASEAN Chairmanship from the Republic of Indonesia to Lao PDR at the closing ceremony of the 43rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits today in Jakarta.

ASEAN rotating chairmanship transferred to Laos 

The rotating chairmanship of ASEAN was handed over from Indonesia to Laos on Thursday. At the closing ceremony of the ASEAN Summit held in Jakarta, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo handed over the president’s symbol to Lao Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone. After handing over the duties, President Widodo said that for peace and ...