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Demonstrators in Myanmar’s biggest city came out Monday night for their first mass protests in defiance of an 8pm curfew, seeking to show support for an estimated 200 students trapped by security forces in a small area of one neighbourhood.
YANGON (AFP): For the past month, garment worker Khine Mar Nwe has demonstrated alongside her female co-workers at violent protests in Myanmar, risking her life to demand a return to democracy.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): The world is watching helplessly as the human tragedy unfolds in Myanmar since the Feb 1 military takeover. More than 50 people have died since then as soldiers use their full force to put down the daily peaceful protests on the streets of Yangon.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Beijing's plans to change Hong Kong's electoral system will protect the city's international role, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday, as critics decry the move as an end of democratic hopes in the former British colony.
YANGON (Reuters/Bloomberg): Hundreds of young Myanmar protesters who had been trapped by security forces in the Sanchaung district of Yangon have been able to leave the area, activists said on Tuesday (March 9).
LONDON (Reuters): Myanmar's ambassador to Britain Kyaw Zwar Minn called on Monday (March 8) for the release of his country's detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ousted President Win Myint, drawing praise from British foreign minister Dominic Raab for his "courage".
LONDON (Reuters) - Myanmar's ambassador to Britain Kyaw Zwar Minn called on Monday for the release of his country's detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and ousted President Win Myint, drawing praise from British foreign minister Dominic Raab for his "courage".
LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab praised Myanmar's ambassador to London who on Monday called for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, both of whom were detained in a military coup last month.
THE country’s major trade unions called on members to shut down the economy to back a campaign against last month’s coup, raising pressure on the junta as its forces fired weapons and occupied hospitals in the main city Yangon after a day of massive protests.