Thai police aid and abet the Myanmar junta by arresting three journalists from the banned Democratic Voice of Burma who escaped across the border from Myanmar. "Fellow journalists have warned their lives could be in danger if they are sent back."
Apparently targeting independent Burmese language broadcasters such as the Democratic Voice of Burma and Mizzima, the Myanmar junta's satellite TV ban is a blatant attempt to deny access to independent news broadcasts and further isolate Myanmar’s people.
On World Press Freedom Day, recall that the Myanmar junta has banned "independent or private media outlets such as Mizzima, Democratic Voice of Burma, Khit Thit Media, Myanmar Now, [and ] 7Day News." Most still publish anyway.
HOUSE HOLDS HEARING ON MYANMAR COUP DEVELOPMENTS: The House Foreign Affairs Committee gathers for a hearing on the ‘unfolding crisis in Burma.’
Meet Julia Joseph of @ATXConventions : "I am an Asian of Indian descent who was born in Myanmar (Burma), raised in India, and moved to the U.S. where I completed my MBA. I cherish my Indian heritage and I love my adopted country.” @austintexasgov #OutofManyOne
Myanmar/Burma: EU imposes sanctions on 10 individuals and two military-controlled companies over the February military coup and subsequent repression
Myanmar/Burma: EU 🇪🇺 imposes sanctions on 10 individuals and 2 military-controlled companies over the military coup and ensuing repression. Read the press release 👇
US Ambassador to the UN @LindaT_G vows: "the United States will continue to stand resolutely with Burma’s people." She urges the Myanmar military’s economic partners "to take a hard look at those relationships." Stop financing the slaughter of protesters.
The new US sanctions on the Myanmar military's huge conglomerates "are not directed at the people of Burma,” explains US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. They target the revenue streams that enrich the generals and finance their attacks on the people.
Britain calls on all Commonwealth nations to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar in light of the coup. "42 countries currently have arms embargoes against Burma, meaning 150 don’t. 54 countries are members of the Commonwealth."
Joining European Union sanctions, the US government imposes sanctions on 11 people linked to the Myanmar junta's coup: “The Burmese security forces’ lethal violence against peaceful protesters must end. We continue to stand with the people of Burma.”
EU 🇪🇺 sanctions 11 people over the military coup and ensuing repression in Myanmar/Burma 👉 AND 11 people & 4 entities responsible for serious violations in China, #humanrightsprk '>#humanrightsPRK , Libya, Russia, South Sudan and Eritrea 👉
The US government is “alarmed” by Myanmar security forces’ violence against “peaceful protesters." It "stands in solidarity with the people of Burma, who continue to bravely voice their aspirations for democracy, rule of law & respect for human rights.”
Rohingyas have come from Burma (Myanmar) and will have to go there. Home ministry has issued appropriate advisory to ensure that they do not succeed in procuring any document to claim Indian citizenship: HM Shri