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Death Toll in Myanmar Regime’s Latest Massacre Rises as Details Emerge

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on April 11, 2021, 12:44 p.m.

More than 80 civilians, including students, were massacred by the Myanmar military regime in a single day in Bago Friday.

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Junta’s investment ministry fires more than 80 staff over CDM participation

Source: Myanmar NOW

Published on April 11, 2021, 10:12 a.m.

A total of 83 people have been fired by ex-military major Aung Naing Oo, the current head of the ministry, a position to which he was appointed by the regime one day after the February 1 coup.

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Fearsome Foursome: U.S., Japan, Australia, India Versus China

Source: Inside Sources

Published on April 11, 2021, 10 a.m.

The Quad, for “quadrilateral security dialog,” is far from a military alliance, but these countries could coordinate military activities in a showdown against China if the Chinese threat increases from the Korean peninsula to the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean.

Donald Kirk

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Call out the generals for the despots they are

Source: The New Indian Express

Published on April 11, 2021, 9:38 a.m.

New Delhi is the cornerstone of Asia’s democratic ethos. The Burmese generals have no love for us. They are Chinese puppets. They must go. 

Ravi Shankar

Opinion paper

China, Russia undermine international Myanmar response, EU's top diplomat says

Source: Reuters

Published on April 11, 2021, 9:34 a.m.

The European Union’s top diplomat said on Sunday Russia and China were hampering a united international response to Myanmar’s military coup and that the EU could offer more economic incentives if democracy returns to the country.

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Mass murders reported in Bago as troops ‘drag away’ injured and dead, destroy evidence of crimes

Source: Myanmar NOW

Published on April 11, 2021, 9:14 a.m.

The bodies of around 40 to 50 people had been seen near the pagoda’s eastern entrance, but not all were dead, the eyewitness said. Injured people had been placed alongside those who had already died, and could be heard moaning from the mass of corpses.

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US-Based Chinese Dissident Wang Dan: The 'Black Hand' of Beijing Is Behind the Coup in Myanmar

Source: Middle East Media Research Institute

Published on April 11, 2021, 9:05 a.m.

In a video posted on his YouTube account on February 28, 2021, U.S.-based Chinese dissident Wang Dan, one of the most prominent student leaders in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, accused the Chinese government of being the “black hand” behind the recent coup that took place in Myanmar.

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The valley of death

Source: The Sentinel Assam

Published on April 11, 2021, 8:59 a.m.

A pragmatic hard and fast rule requires formulation by the international body to take stern action against the traitors of democracy; impunity may generate neck-deep trouble to a healthy democracy as well as a lethal attack on humanity.

Mintu Sarma

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Resistance Forces Kill At Least 18 Myanmar Soldiers in Sagaing Border Town

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on April 11, 2021, 8:54 a.m.

The Kuki National Organization (KNO) armed group issued a statement on Saturday night, saying 18 soldiers were killed in action by residents, protesters and KNO troops.

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Myanmar Regime Hunts Down Prominent Critics

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on April 11, 2021, 8:53 a.m.

Some of Myanmar’s prominent actors, artists, activists, media personalities, doctors and Buddhist monks are among those recently detained, charged and sentenced by the military regime.

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