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Myanmar: Urgent international action crucial to save lives of thousands of Rohingya in Rakhine State says UN expert

Source: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Published on May 23, 2024, 10:02 a.m.

Thousands of innocent lives will be lost if the international community fails to respond to ominous signs of another Rohingya bloodbath in Rakhine State, a UN expert said today.

Press Release | Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar

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Myanmar junta detains dozens, including 3 pastors, in village raid, witnesses say

Source: Radio Free Asia

Published on May 23, 2024, 9:57 a.m.

The group was questioned for information on ethnic minority insurgents and beaten, said a released prisoner

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Fuelling the future, poisoning the present: Myanmar’s rare earth boom

Source: Global Witness

Published on May 23, 2024, 9:27 a.m.

Two years after our last report, we have revisited this region’s toxic mining landscape. New trade data, satellite imagery and community testimony reveal that the world’s dependence on a remote corner of Myanmar has only deepened, and so too have the consequences for the people who live there.

Investigation Report | Global Witness

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Rohingya crisis: Exploitation, recruitment, and challenges

Source: Observer Research Foundation

Published on May 23, 2024, 8:12 a.m.

The military junta and ethnic armed groups exploit Rohingya's vulnerability for their agendas. Without a regional framework to address the refugee crisis, this exploitation persists.

Sreeparna Banerjee

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Fierce Fighting Dims Myanmar Junta’s Hope of Russian Investment in Dawei Port-SEZ

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on May 23, 2024, 8:11 a.m.

Locals and anti-regime activists in Dawei insist the junta lacks the authority to invite foreign investment since it is not a legitimate government but rather a group of “armed terrorists.”

Hein Htoo Zan

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Remaining 14 young Laotians freed from Chinese casino in Myanmar

Source: Radio Free Asia

Published on May 22, 2024, 11:47 p.m.

They are safe in Thailand and awaiting transfer to Laos after being held for nearly two years by scam operators.

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Resistance Fighters Capture 9 Junta Bases in Tanintharyi Region

Source: Burma News International

Published on May 22, 2024, 11:01 p.m.

Since the start of the year until May 5, the resistance forces have successfully captured Junta bases and outposts in Dawei, Tanintharyi, Thayetchaung, Yebyu, and Bokepyin townships.

Independent Mon News Agency

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Threat of communal violence grows in western and central Myanmar

Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies

Published on May 22, 2024, 11:44 a.m.

Anti-junta forces continue to make gains on the battlefield. But tense social dynamics and the consequences of protracted violence threaten to derail their momentum.

Conflict Update | Morgan Michaels

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Revised People’s Military Service Law set for Union Government approval, announces Defence Minister

Source: Eleven Media Group

Published on May 22, 2024, 11:40 a.m.

The People’s Military Service Law (Fourth Draft) has been revised and is set to be submitted to the Union Government for approval, according to Union Minister for Defence Admiral Tin Aung San, who also chairs the Central Committee for People’s Military Service Recruitment.

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Intense fighting displaces thousands of locals from wards and over 20 villages in Waingmaw

Source: Myanmar Peace Monitor

Published on May 22, 2024, 11:29 a.m.

A displaced Wuyang local from Waingmaw said, “Yesterday and today, most of the people from Waingmaw town have fled. Some locals have fled to their relatives in Myitkyina. The existing IDPs from Waingmaw have to flee again.”

Kachin News Group

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