Entries by ND Burma

Tun Tun Hein, deputy speaker of the Lower House under the NLD, is convicted of treason, in addition to two previous counts of incitement

A court controlled by the military council sentenced the former deputy speaker of Myanmar’s Lower House to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for alleged treason.  Seventy-three-year-old Tun Tun Hein is also a central executive member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, whose elected administration was ousted in the 2021 military coup. At […]

CDM teacher in Tamu gets 10-year sentence on terror charges

The teacher was accused of distributing money from the National Unity Government to teachers taking part in the Civil Disobedience Movement A primary school teacher from Sagaing Region’s Tamu Township has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for financing “terrorist” activities, according to a source close to her family. Honey Su Kyi Zaw, 30, […]

Myanmar junta looks to placate ASEAN with prisoner releases

The military’s amnesty is a calculated move to win bloc’s backing for elections next year. The Myanmar junta’s announcement that it is releasing several high-profile prisoners including a former UK ambassador and an Australian economist, is an attempt to stave off pressure from ASEAN as the military looks to win legitimacy for national elections slated […]

Australian economist, former UK ambassador among thousands freed in Myanmar amnesty

The surprise announcement comes as the country’s military junta continues to face pressure both at home and abroad  Myanmar’s military junta will release thousands of prisoners, including political detainees and a number of prominent foreigners, as part of a general amnesty announced on Thursday, according to state media. Among those set to be freed are […]

Myanmar junta raids in Sagaing leave at least 14 dead

The victims, who include both resistance fighters and civilians,  were killed in a series of attacks in three townships that began late last week  Myanmar junta troops killed at least 14 people in a series of raids carried out in three Sagaing Region townships over the past week, according to local resistance sources. The deaths, […]

AA vows ‘retaliation’ for Myanmar army’s mass killing of civilians

The group accused junta troops of killing nine civilians—mostly elderly villagers—during a raid late last week The political wing of the Arakan Army (AA) has declared that it will retaliate for the Myanmar military’s mass killing of civilians in northern Rakhine State’s Ponnagyun Township last week. In a statement released on Friday, the United League […]