Ex-Myanmar president says army tried to force him to cede power hours before coup

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Myanmar’s deposed president testified on Tuesday that the military tried to force him to relinquish power hours before its February 1 coup, warning him he could be seriously harmed if he refused, according to his lawyer. The testimony of Win Myint, his first public comments since he was overthrown, challenges the military’s insistence that no… Continue reading Ex-Myanmar president says army tried to force him to cede power hours before coup

Deadly unrest reported in Myanmar after opposition urges ‘defensive war’

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At least 20 people have been killed in fighting between militias and Myanmar’s ruling military, a witness and local media said on Friday, September 10, in the worst violence since opponents of the junta called this week for a “people’s defensive war”. The National Unity Government (NUG) formed to resist the army’s February 1 takeover… Continue reading Deadly unrest reported in Myanmar after opposition urges ‘defensive war’

Myanmar shadow government calls for revolt against military rule

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Myanmar’s shadow government, formed by opponents of military rule, called for a revolt against the junta on Tuesday, September 7, setting out a strategy that included action by armed militias and ethnic forces and urging bureaucrats to leave their posts. Duwa Lashi La, the acting president of the National Unity Government, said in a speech… Continue reading Myanmar shadow government calls for revolt against military rule