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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar information blackout worsens with internet limited, satellites seized – National – globalnews.ca

From globalnews.ca Excerpt:   An information blackout under Myanmar’s military junta worsened Thursday as fiber broadband service, the last legal way for ordinary people to access the internet, became intermittently inaccessible on several networks. Authorities in some areas have also started confiscating satellite dishes used to access international news broadcasts. Read more: Myanmar celebrities arrested […]…

Rohingya in India under threat of deportation to junta-ruled Myanmar – asia.nikkei.com

From asia.nikkei.com Excerpt: SRINAGAR, India — Clouds of fear have enveloped the Rohingya refugee camp in India as the authorities have detained nearly 200 refugees since March in the Jammu and Kashmir region. Human rights defenders are concerned over the possible deportation of Rohingya, especially at a time when Myanmar is under military control and […]…

Myanmar crisis sounds death knell for garment industry, jobs and hope – www.reuters.com

From www.reuters.com Excerpt: (Reuters) -Two years after opening his garment factory in Myanmar, Li Dongliang is on the verge of closing down and laying off his 800 remaining workers. FILE PHOTO: Workers iron and arrange clothing at a garment factory at Hlaing Taryar industrial zone in Yangon, March 10, 2010. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo Business […]…

US blacklists Myanmar state-owned gems enterprise – www.channelnewsasia.com

From www.channelnewsasia.com Excerpt: WASHINGTON: The US Treasury Department on Thursday (Apr 8) imposed sanctions on a Myanmar state-owned gems enterprise in a bid to curtail the military junta’s ability to generate revenues, according to a statement. The move is the latest from the Biden administration targeting the generals who seized power in Myanmar on Feb 1 and […]…

Myanmar civilian envoy pleads with China and Russia to ‘stop’ junta – asia.nikkei.com

From asia.nikkei.com Excerpt: TOKYO — A representative of Myanmar’s civilian government in exile on Friday called on other countries to halt arms sales and impose coordinated sanctions on the junta, warning of impending civil war and genocide. “One phone call from Beijing, one phone call from Moscow can stop these military generals,” said Dr. Sasa, […]…

Malaysia defends envoy’s meeting with Myanmar junta after backlash, SE Asia News & Top Stories – www.straitstimes.com

From www.straitstimes.com Excerpt: KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) – Malaysia on Thursday (April 8) defended a meeting between its ambassador to Myanmar and a representative of the military government after criticism that it was a recognition of the junta amid its brutal crackdown on protesters. Over 600 protesters have been killed by security forces in Myanmar since the junta seized power […]…