As "Quad" leaders from the United States, Japan, India, and Australia meet in Tokyo on May 22, they should place high on their security agenda the human rights and humanitarian crises in Afghanistan, Myanmar, North Korea, and Sri Lanka, says @hrw .
Hungry, hungry monkeys! A driver brought a truck full of bananas for the monkeys living on a mountain in Myanmar. The monkeys quickly swarmed and all the bananas were gone in less than 5 minutes. 🐒🍌
Australia has chosen to downgrade its diplomatic presence in Myanmar, deepening the junta’s diplomatic isolation.
Myanmar junta threatens to downgrade Australia ties over snub
Dr. Sasa says he was with Aung San Suu Kyi on the morning of February 1, when a military coup took over Myanmar’s government. He tells me he had to dress as a taxi driver to escape, and it took him three days and three nights to reach relative safety.
“The version of Facebook that exists today is tearing our societies apart and causing ethnic violence around the world,” says former Facebook employee France Haugen. She points to Myanmar, where the military used Facebook to launch a genocide.
The world’s attention must remain on Myanmar, where I’ve been appalled by heartbreaking violence against civilians and inspired by the nationwide movement that represents the voice of the people.
We shouldn't call it a "battle zone" (as this article does) when the Myanmar junta's security forces fire live ammunition at unarmed pro-democracy demonstrators. It's slaughter. And a horrible crime.
“Stop kidnapping at night" is the latest message from Myanmar anti-coup protesters. “Our nights aren’t safe anymore” and “Myanmar military is kidnapping people at night” have circulated widely on social media.
The Chinese government continues to cover for the Myanmar junta. Beijing insisted on revising last week's UN Human Rights council resolution to remove calls to bolster a UN rights expert's ability to investigate the army's human rights violations.
Beijing pretends it stands with the people of Myanmar, but each night for more than a week unregistered flights have been transporting unknown goods and personnel from China to Myanmar. The junta "is trying very hard to hide the flights."
Pour out a cold one for all the GOP press secretaries who have to apply extra care and diligence as they type out statements condemning the coup in Myanmar... “Subverting the will of the people”... no, can’t say that.... “...bogus allegations of voter fraud”....no....