Confidante Of Aung San Suu Kyi Dies After Contracting Covid In Myanmar Jail

Reading Time: 5 minutes Myanmar: Nyan Win had underlying conditions of hypertension and diabetes, said an official (File) Yangon: A confidante of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and stalwart democracy campaigner died Tuesday after becoming infected with Covid-19 in prison, authorities said. Nyan Win, a veteran senior member and former spokesperson of the National League for Democracy … Read more

Desperate Search For Oxygen In Myanmar As Latest Covid Wave Hits

Reading Time: 8 minutes Empty oxygen canisters, which people are waiting to fill up, outside a factory in Mandalay Yangon: Residents across Myanmar’s biggest city are defying a military curfew in a desperate search for oxygen to keep their loved ones breathing as a new coronavirus wave crashes over the coup-wracked country. The spike in cases is the latest … Read more

Protesters Mark Anniversary Of 1962 Rallies Against Myanmar’s First Junta

Reading Time: 5 minutes Myanmar has been ruled almost continually by the military since 1962. Yangon: Protesters hit the streets across Myanmar on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of 1962 student protests against the country’s first junta, vowing defiance against its latest incarnation more than five months after it seized power. Myanmar has been in turmoil since the generals … Read more

Mock Funerals At Myanmar Protest Mark Coup Leader’s Birthday

Reading Time: 6 minutes In Myanmar, some activists burnt pictures of Min Aung Hlaing and set fire to fake coffins. Bangkok: Protesters in coup-hit Myanmar marked the birthday of junta leader Min Aung Hlaing Saturday by burning his portrait and staging mock funerals. The nation has experienced mass protests and a brutal military response since the February 1 coup … Read more