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.

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.

Supporters show a three-finger salute of protest while four arrested activists make a court appearance in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Friday (AP)

Myanmar junta shuts Twitter and Instagram to curb protests


Military authorities in charge of Myanmar broadened a ban on social media following this week’s coup and shut Twitter and Instagram, as residents in the nation’s biggest city again banged pots and plastic bottles to show their opposition to the army takeover.

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.


Sale of illegal wildlife products: The 10 most traded species


A report by WWF has warned huge volumes of endangered wildlife products are being traded illegally in South East Asia’s Golden Triangle as traditional medicine ingredients – to treat a range of ailments from asthma to arthritis and even cancer.