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Regime arrests military defector and former parliamentarian in Covid-19 isolation

Source: Myanmar NOW

Published on June 24, 2021, 10:35 a.m.

Four people, including an army defector and former parliamentarian, were arrested in Mandalay by the junta authorities on Monday night during a raid on a local civil society organisation. 

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Myanmar Reports Record Number of New Covid-19 Cases

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on June 24, 2021, 10:32 a.m.

Myanmar reported nearly 700 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, yet another 24-hour record for new infections since the junta’s February coup, as the country faces a fresh COVID-19 wave.

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Junta Chief Says He’s ‘Trying to Bring Honesty Back to Myanmar Politics’

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on June 24, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

In his latest attempt to justify the Myanmar military’s internationally condemned takeover, coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said in Russia on Wednesday that his regime was simply trying to bring honesty back to democracy in the country

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Myanmar Junta Police Wounded in KIA Attack

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on June 24, 2021, 10:29 a.m.

Troops from the KIA’s Brigade 5 attacked the checkpoint at Balaminhtin Bridge, which links Myitkyina and Waingmaw townships, around 7.40pm. The KIA said its fighters withdrew after attacking for around 15 minutes.

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Myanmar Junta Propaganda Books Hope to Rewrite History

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on June 24, 2021, 10:28 a.m.

The junta-controlled ministry has already published three books of coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing’s speeches. 

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Kachin Independence Army Calls Myanmar’s People to be Alert

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on June 24, 2021, 10:27 a.m.

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has urged people to stay alert to political and military developments as fighting can erupt at any time in urban or rural areas.

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Burma Myanmar Junta Reorganizes Legal Team for ICJ Rohingya Genocide Case

Source: Irrawaddy

Published on June 24, 2021, 10:25 a.m.

The Myanmar military regime has organized a new legal team led by its foreign minister, U Wunna Maung Lwin, to present the defense in the Rohingya genocide case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.

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As big powers tussle, Myanmar freedom bleeds

Source: The Manila Times

Published on June 24, 2021, 10:11 a.m.

With China and the West getting even testier in their rivalry, it may well take a miracle for Myanmar democracy to stop bleeding and breathe freely again

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Armed rebels have declared war on the Myanmar junta, and the country is gearing up for all-out urban warfare

Source: INSIDER

Published on June 23, 2021, 7:44 p.m.

On the same day that gunfights between rebels and the country's security forces broke out on the streets of Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, a group of resistance fighters called the People's Defense Force made a public statement.

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Asean ‘losing momentum’ on Myanmar response: Jakarta Post

Source: The Star

Published on June 23, 2021, 7:12 p.m.

Asean is running out of steam in its regional response to the political crisis in Myanmar, with experts and former diplomats urging caution after nearly two months of hardly any follow up since Southeast Asian leaders put together a list of principles in Jakarta to pave the way for a collective solution

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