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Complicit Silence: Japan’s Inaction in Myanmar’s Time of Need

Source: Progressive Voice

Published on June 9, 2023, 10:26 a.m.

Japan has a greater responsibility, as the current member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), to ensure that its own engagement in Myanmar does not allow the illegitimate military junta to continue to disregard the UNSC Resolution passed by the Council in December 2022.

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Broken Health System Increases Mortality In Karenni/Southern States

Source: Kantarawaddy Times

Published on June 9, 2023, 10:10 a.m.

A malfunctioning health system and inadequate access to medicines have led to many preventable deaths in the Karenni and Southern Shan States, especially among pregnant women, newborns and children, according to Mu Angela, 2nd co-secretary of the Kayan Women’s Organisation (KyWo)

Kantarawaddy Times


China, Myanmar sign cooperation agreements to mark 73rd anniversary of diplomatic ties

Source: People's Daily

Published on June 9, 2023, 9:22 a.m.

The signing ceremony was held in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw, with Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai and senior Myanmar officials attending.



Junta sends reinforcements to northern Shan State amid escalating battles with Kokang forces

Source: Myanmar Now

Published on June 9, 2023, 9:18 a.m.

“The junta column went from Laukkai to Tar Shwe Htan village and are regrouping there. Tension is still increasing,” said MNDAA information officer Yan Naing on Thursday. A junta convoy of more than 20 trucks filled with soldiers reportedly arrived near Tar Shwe Htan  on Wednesday morning.

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Rohingya in Bangladesh protest to be sent home after UN aid cut

Source: Aljazeera

Published on June 9, 2023, 9:14 a.m.

Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are demanding to be repatriated to Myanmar so that they can leave the squalid camps they have lived in since fleeing a brutal military crackdown in their homeland in 2017.



‘We have a common enemy’: Paletwa dispute on hold but unresolved

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on June 9, 2023, 9:12 a.m.

The Arakan Army’s presence in southern Chin State has long been a source of ethnic tensions which have eased following the emergence of a common enemy after the coup, but the underlying disagreement over who should control Paletwa remains unresolved.



Businessman She Zhijiang Questions Government Motivations Behind his Persecution in Connection with Yatai Zone

Source: Bangkok Post

Published on June 9, 2023, 9:06 a.m.

The Chinese government is trying to extradite She Zhijiang to China with a general economic case, and She Zhijiang questions its motivations. He says that as long as he is controlled by the Chinese government, it is equivalent to China controlling the strategic location of Yatai Zone. 

Bangkok Post


Myanmar military kills seven hostages captured in upper Sagaing region, releases five

Source: Myanmar Now

Published on June 9, 2023, 9:02 a.m.

Junta forces have executed seven of the 16 civilian hostages that they captured on May 30 in Kawlin Township, upper Sagaing Region, local news sources reported this week.

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Army major and village administrator killed in eastern Bago Region

Source: Myanmar Now

Published on June 9, 2023, 8:57 a.m.

Major Nay Lin Oo, a member of the township’s local military council, and Thura, the administrator of Bodi Kwin village, were gunned down at around 1pm while riding together on a motorcycle, a spokesperson for the Bago Region People’s Defence Force (PDF) told Myanmar Now.

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UN Says Myanmar Junta Halts Humanitarian Access To Cyclone Survivors

Source: BARRON'S

Published on June 9, 2023, 8:56 a.m.

Myanmar's junta has suspended travel authorisations for aid workers trying to reach hundreds of thousands of people in the cyclone-ravaged Rakhine state, the UN's humanitarian affairs office said Friday

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