Aung San Suu Kyi

Two armoured personnel carriers are seen traversing on a road in Yangon, Myanmar on Sunday (DVB/AP)

Tensions rise as protesters continue to defy Myanmar junta over coup


Sightings of armoured personnel carriers in Myanmar’s biggest city and leaked orders of an impending internet shutdown raised political tensions, after vast numbers of people around the country flouted orders against demonstrations to protest the military’s seizure of power.

Buddhist monks display pictures of deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a street march against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Myanmar’s coup leader used the country’s Union Day holiday on Friday to call on people to work with the military if they want democracy, a request likely to be met with derision by protesters who are pushing for the release from detention of their country’s elected leaders. (AP Photo)

UN Human Rights Council debating resolution against Myanmar coup leaders


The UN’s top human rights body has opened an urgent session to discuss the military coup in Myanmar, with calls for the release of people “arbitrarily detained” — including civilian government leader Aung San Suu Kyi — and more action by United Nations officials to increase scrutiny of the country.

Protesters march towards the Sule Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (AP)

Internet access restored as Myanmar coup protests grow


Enthusiastic crowds of tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Sunday in protest at last week’s coup, demanding a return to civilian government and the release of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Armed soldiers travel in a convoy of army vehicles patrolling in Mandalay in Myanmar on Wednesday (AP)

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi charged with possessing illegal radios


Police have levelled their first formal charge against Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, members of her party said on Wednesday, giving military authorities who staged a coup a legal reason to detain her at least until the middle of the month.

Supporters on a car wave national and military flags in Yangon a day after a coup which has once again shone a light on confusion over the use of the name Burma or Myanmar (Thein Zaw/AP)

Politics behind switch of Burma to Myanmar


Monday’s military coup in which Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was placed under detention has again returned focus to one much discussed side issue: Where exactly did the coup take place?

Myanmar’s military stand guard at a checkpoint manned with an armored vehicle in a road leading to the parliament building on Tuesday in Naypyitaw (AP)

Myanmar MPs say army guarding their housing after coup


Hundreds of members of Myanmar’s Parliament remained confined inside their government housing in the country’s capital on Tuesday, a day after the military staged a coup and detained senior politicians including Nobel laureate and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.