A police officer who fled Myanmar following a military coup in Mizoram, India (Anupam Nath/AP)

Myanmar refugees in India seek asylum


Police officers who defied the Myanmar army’s orders to shoot opponents of the coup and escaped to India have urged prime minister Narendra Modi’s government to provide political asylum on humanitarian grounds.

A man watches as soldiers use a bulldozer to remove sandbag barricades put in place by anti-coup protesters to protect them from security forces in Mandalay, Myanmar (STR/PA)

Broadcast accuses ousted Myanmar government of corruption


A Myanmar construction magnate with links to military rulers claimed he personally gave more than half a million dollars in cash to deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a broadcast on state television aimed at discrediting the ousted civilian government.

An anti-coup protester sprays water on metal-makeshift shields to prevent from heat in hot-sunny weather in Yangon, Myanmar (AP)

Protesters continue to defy security forces in Myanmar


About a thousand demonstrators against last month’s military seizure of power in Myanmar emerged cautiously onto the streets of the country’s second-biggest city, those in the vanguard carrying homemade shields bearing images of the three-fingered salute, the movement’s symbol of defiance.

Protesters flash the three-fingered sign of resistance during a demonstration against the military coup Myanmar (AP)

Force used to disperse anti-coup protesters in Myanmar


Security forces in Myanmar have again used force to disperse anti-coup protesters, a day after a UN special envoy urged the Security Council to take action to quell junta violence that has left more than 50 peaceful demonstrators dead in the past week and scores injured.

Anti-coup protesters in Yangon in Myanmar (AP)

Myanmar security forces kill at least 34 protesters


Security forces in Myanmar dramatically escalated their crackdown on demonstrations against last month’s coup, killing at least 34 protesters in several cities on Wednesday, according to accounts on social media and local news reports.