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Deal with junta may be needed to avoid ‘Syrian-style bloodbath’, says Evans
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Deal with junta may be needed to avoid ‘Syrian-style bloodbath’, says Evans

Former Australian foreign minister Gareth Evans, who played a central role in peace negotiations with the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, has told the Myanmar democracy movement they may have to compromise.

  • by Chris Barrett

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Future of ASEAN on the line as Myanmar junta chief fronts summit

Future of ASEAN on the line as Myanmar junta chief fronts summit

South-east Asia’s regional bloc is facing a defining test of its legitimacy as junta chief Min Aung Hlaing appears at an emergency summit in Jakarta this week.

  • by Chris Barrett
Australian publisher released from jail in Myanmar in mass pardon
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Australian publisher released from jail in Myanmar in mass pardon

Ross Dunkley was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2019 for drug possession but was one of 23,000 convicts let out by the junta on Saturday, his ex-wife said.

  • by Chris Barrett
‘National unity government’ takes aim at military rule in Myanmar

‘National unity government’ takes aim at military rule in Myanmar

Opponents of Myanmar’s junta announced a national unity government on Friday that includes ousted MPs, leaders of anti-coup protests and members of ethnic minorities.

Myanmar military business links push Adani Ports off S&P index

Myanmar military business links push Adani Ports off S&P index

The company, which is building a $290 million port in Yangon on land leased from the military-backed Myanmar Economic Corporation.

  • by Melanie Burton
‘Weak, slow and ineffective’: Australia urged to reach out to Myanmar’s deposed government

‘Weak, slow and ineffective’: Australia urged to reach out to Myanmar’s deposed government

Burmese Australians have urged the Morrison government to reach out to members of the deposed Myanmar government and to allow more than 3000 citizens of the country to stay in Australia once their visas expire.

  • by Anthony Galloway
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Trump’s example playing out in Asia, the world has to intervene

Trump’s example playing out in Asia, the world has to intervene

Like Trump, they declared a free and fair election to be a fraud.

  • by Peter Hartcher
Myanmar security forces kill dozens of protesters: monitoring group

Myanmar security forces kill dozens of protesters: monitoring group

Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon on Friday, killing more than 80 people, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said.

Myanmar ambassador locked out of London embassy ‘seized’ by military

Myanmar ambassador locked out of London embassy ‘seized’ by military

The Myanmar embassy in London was “stormed” and seized by allies of the nation’s new military regime, the ambassador has alleged.

  • by Lizzie Roberts and Lucy Fisher
‘Fear, intimidation and depravity’: Coup puts Myanmar on track for another civil war

‘Fear, intimidation and depravity’: Coup puts Myanmar on track for another civil war

Today on Please Explain Nathanael Cooper is joined by south-east Asia correspondent Chris Barrett to find out more about the growing unrest in Myanmar.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
‘Wanted’: Myanmar junta charges celebrities with promoting protests

‘Wanted’: Myanmar junta charges celebrities with promoting protests

The lists published in the Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper include actors, musicians and social media influencers.