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Myanmar Junta Asks Telenor Executives Not to Leave the Country
October 21, 2021

Myanmar Junta Asks Telenor Executives Not to Leave the Country

By Sebastian Strangio
The Norwegian telecoms firm is awaiting regulatory approval for the sale of its Myanmar operation.
Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall
October 20, 2021

Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall

By Dominic Oo and John Liu
The February coup has rapidly unwound a decade of economic progress, while foreign investors are headed for the exits.

Myanmar Junta Releases Thousands Detained for Anti-Coup Protests
October 20, 2021

Myanmar Junta Releases Thousands Detained for Anti-Coup Protests

By Sebastian Strangio
The move followed on the heels of ASEAN's decision to uninvite regime chief Min Aung Hlaing from its upcoming summit.

Myanmar Opposition Welcomes ASEAN’s Exclusion of Junta Leader
October 19, 2021

Myanmar Opposition Welcomes ASEAN’s Exclusion of Junta Leader

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision reflects the Southeast Asian bloc's increasing frustration with Myanmar's military administration.

Army, Police Defections Growing, Claims Myanmar Shadow Government
October 18, 2021

Army, Police Defections Growing, Claims Myanmar Shadow Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The claim comes amid an intensifying armed struggle against the military junta that seized power in February.
Resistance Attacks on Myanmar Junta Growing in Frequency, Intensity
October 12, 2021

Resistance Attacks on Myanmar Junta Growing in Frequency, Intensity

By Sebastian Strangio
While the NUG's casualty figures are hard to verify, there is substantial evidence that civilian militias are striking increasing blows against the Tatmadaw.

EU Parliament Voices Support for Myanmar’s Opposition Government
October 11, 2021

EU Parliament Voices Support for Myanmar’s Opposition Government

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite the motion, Western support for the National Unity Government is likely to remain informal and unofficial.
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Set to Testify in Incitement Trial
October 06, 2021

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Set to Testify in Incitement Trial

By Sebastian Strangio
The military's persecution of the NLD leader could reinforce her symbolic power.

Myanmar’s People Facing ‘Severe Crisis’: UN Official
October 01, 2021

Myanmar’s People Facing ‘Severe Crisis’: UN Official

By Sebastian Strangio
Eight months on from the military's seizure of power, the number of people in need of U.N. support has tripled.

Myanmar Junta Announces ‘Goodwill’ Ceasefire With Ethnic Armed Groups
September 29, 2021

Myanmar Junta Announces ‘Goodwill’ Ceasefire With Ethnic Armed Groups

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is a clear attempt to free up attention to crush the new raft of civilian People’s Defense Forces.

Myanmar’s Currency Falls to All-Time Low Amid Post-Coup Turmoil
September 20, 2021

Myanmar’s Currency Falls to All-Time Low Amid Post-Coup Turmoil

By Sebastian Strangio
Booming demand and limited supply of U.S. dollars have seen the kyat steadily lose value.
Diplomatic Pact to Block Myanmar’s Junta From United Nations – For Now
September 14, 2021

Diplomatic Pact to Block Myanmar’s Junta From United Nations – For Now

By Sebastian Strangio
Under a deal brokered by the U.S. and China, the decision over Myanmar's U.N. seat will be deferred until November.

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