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Access Now takes Telenor to task over its disposal of its Myanmar asset

Source: Mizzima

Published on Oct. 17, 2021, 10:20 a.m.

As they note in a press release, the Telenor Group must not jeopardize the human rights of people across Myanmar through the “disposal” of its local enterprise.


‘The military simply doesn’t want to give up its place in politics’

Source: Myanmar NOW

Published on Oct. 17, 2021, 9:11 a.m.

The party’s general secretary, Sai Leik, sat down with Myanmar Now to discuss the peace process and a number of other subjects related to the regime’s efforts to reshape Myanmar’s politics.   


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Joint Statement of Support for the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanmar

Source: U.S. Department of State

Published on Oct. 16, 2021, 7:58 p.m.

Recognising ASEAN’s central role in the Indo-Pacific region, we reaffirm our strong endorsement of ASEAN’s ongoing efforts to chart a course out of the current crisis in Myanmar. 

Joint Statement

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Myanmar strongly objects to ASEAN’s decision on its representation issue

Source: Eleven Media Group (EMG)

Published on Oct. 16, 2021, 7:55 p.m.

Myanmar’s ministry of foreign affairs issued a press release on the evening of October 16, expressing a strong objection to the outcomes of the Emergency Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of ASEAN over Myanmar’s representation issue.


U.S. officials to travel to Southeast Asia, Japan to discuss Myanmar

Source: Kyodo News

Published on Oct. 16, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

The United States said Friday it will send a delegation made up of officials from the State Department and its international development and other agencies to Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia next week as part of efforts to address the crisis in Myanmar


Political parties, CSOs still unsure of attending election meeting led by junta-appointed UEC

Source: Development Media Group (DMG)

Published on Oct. 16, 2021, 7:02 p.m.

The UEC has reached out to political parties and CSOs to convene a meeting to discuss election systems, including a possible change to a system of proportional representation (PR). 


KNU issues a statement on Oct 15 and calls for immediate release of all detainees including political leaders

Source: Eleven Media Group (EMG)

Published on Oct. 16, 2021, 10:14 a.m.

The Karen National Union (KNU) issued a statement on October 15 urging the military to release all those detained including political leaders as quickly as possible and make an official statement on the pledges of establishing a federal democratic nation. 


Myanmar junta blames 'foreign intervention' for Asean summit exclusion

Source: The Straits Times

Published on Oct. 16, 2021, 10:10 a.m.

A spokesman for Myanmar's military government blamed "foreign intervention" for the rare exclusion of its junta leader from a regional leaders' summit later this month.



ASEAN excludes Myanmar's junta chief from upcoming regional summit

Source: France24

Published on Oct. 15, 2021, 7:59 p.m.

Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed at an emergency meeting late Friday that a "non-political representative" for Myanmar would be invited to the October 26-28 summit, current ASEAN chair Brunei said in a statement.



Coalition of Chin resistance fighters attacks soldiers who torched villages

Source: Myanmar NOW

Published on Oct. 15, 2021, 7:50 p.m.

A coalition of resistance fighters from the Chin National Army (CNA) and the Chin National Defence Force (CNDF) launched an attack on Thursday against a military unit that had been burning down homes in the north of the state.

Myanmar Now