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Are critics of Australia’s response to the Myanmar coup expecting too much?

Source: East Asia Forum

Published on May 14, 2021, 1:14 p.m.

Australia has been criticised for not doing enough in reaction to Myanmar’s coup. It has been urged to impose targeted sanctions and be more active in its diplomacy through face-to-face meetings and shuttle diplomacy.

Melissa Conley Tyler, University of Melbourne

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Communities defy junta’s attempts to rule wards and villages

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on May 14, 2021, 1:09 p.m.

The Tatmadaw is fighting to wrest control of local administration, but many of its appointed officials have been hobbled by fierce, and sometimes violent, opposition.

Frontier Myanmar


A new Mon anti-coup alliance to be formed after the MUP split

Source: Burma News International (BNI)

Published on May 14, 2021, 1:06 p.m.

Bitter divisions in the Mon Unity Party (MUP) after the February over a majority vote in support of engagement with the junta’s SAC triggering outage from some senior MUP stalwarts, has led to the formation of new alliance of Mon anti-coup groups to be known as the Mon Affairs Organization

Myat Thwin Oo (Hintha)


Beyond the Coup in Myanmar: The ASEAN Way Must Change

Source: Just Security

Published on May 14, 2021, 12:48 p.m.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has long failed to meet its aspirations of supporting the rule of law and human rights, instead emphasizing to a fault the principle of non-interference in the “internal affairs” of its members – even when these internal affairs entail mass atrocity crimes. 

Vanessa Chong and Tanyalak Thongyoojaroen

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Miss Universe Myanmar Arrives in Florida With a Message for the Junta

Source: The News Now

Published on May 14, 2021, 12:35 p.m.

She entered her first two contests final 12 months, nervous and enthusiastic about what to anticipate. But she in the end walked away topped Miss Universe Myanmar, and this week is competing at the world pageant in Florida.


Myanmar Army rains artillery on a town held by a civilian resistance group

Source: Business Insider India

Published on May 14, 2021, 12:32 p.m.

Myanmar's brutal army, or the Tatmadaw, has pounded the Mindat town in the country's Chin state bordering India's Mizoram state with artillery fire in an unusual escalation of repression.

Indo-Asian News Service (IANS)


Myanmar teen describes junta's brutal treatment of detained women

Source: France24

Published on May 14, 2021, 12:22 p.m.

Beaten, kicked in the groin and threatened with sexual violence -- a young Myanmar teenager detained by the junta's security forces has described the treatment suffered by some women and girls behind bars.

Agence France-Presse (AFP)


New contribution from Japan helps WFP fight hunger in Myanmar's impoverished urban townships

Source: World Food Programme (WFP)

Published on May 14, 2021, 12:06 p.m.

The contribution will help WFP provide assistance to some 600,000 people in Yangon Region. Food rations will be delivered directly into the hands of vulnerable families as part of WFP’s new operation for 2 million people in the poorest townships of Myanmar’s urban areas

News Release

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Junta approves $2.5bn power plant project backed by Chinese companies

Source: Myanmar NOW

Published on May 14, 2021, 12:01 p.m.

The project was among 15 new investments announced by the regime’s Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).

Myanmar Now


Coup Leader Brought Myanmar to Its Knees to Sustain a Failed Political Dream

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on May 14, 2021, 11:58 a.m.

Everyone wants a sustainable life, a sustainable economy, a sustainable environment and a sustainable country. For the people of Myanmar, however, those ambitions were dashed when the military staged a coup on Feb. 1.

Naing Khit

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