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Myanmar court files more charges against Suu Kyi, police crack down on protests

Myanmar court files more charges against Suu Kyi, police crack down on protests

MYANMAR'S ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared at a court hearing via video conferencing yesterday as supporters marched in several towns and cities in defiance of a crackdown after the bloodiest day since the February 1 military coup. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of protesters in the main city of Yangon on Monday, witnesses said. They later combed through side streets firing rubber bullets and at least one person was hurt, media reported. Army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing In an evening address on state television, army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing…
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Myanmar general repeats pledge of new election

Myanmar general repeats pledge of new election

MYANMAR's military leader yesterday said his junta would hold a new election and hand power to the winner as tens of thousands of people took to the streets for a third day to protest against the coup that overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi's civilian government. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was speaking in a televised address, his first to the country since last Monday's military takeover. He repeated claims that last November's election, won by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, had been fraudulent. But in the capital Naypyitaw, crowds of protesters chanted anti-coup slogans and told police they should…
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Myanmar ruler calls for end to protests, sanctions loom

Myanmar ruler calls for end to protests, sanctions loom

MYANMAR’S new junta leader yesterday called on civil servants to return to work and urged people to stop mass gatherings to avoid spreading coronavirus, as a sixth day of protests against him and his coup spanned the Southeast Asian country. As Washington moved a step closer to imposing sanctions on Min Aung Hlaing and his fellow generals, Britain said it was also considering measures it could apply to punish the Feb. 1 takeover that halted an unsteady transition to democracy. The coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi along with scores of others have prompted the…
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