Myanmar crewman jumped off ship to seek asylum in New Zealand

A man who jumped off a cargo ship in the hope of seeking asylum in New Zealand says he was “just waiting to die” after spending nearly 24 hours in freezing water. “I was praying, trying to swim, praying, swimming. Finally, I gave up everything … I was just waiting

Exclusive-Myanmar junta minister blames economic woes partly on foreign-backed 'sabotage'

(Reuters) -Myanmar’s military-appointed authorities are doing their best to revive an economy in turmoil since a February coup and stabilise the kyat currency, a minister told Reuters on Tuesday, blaming the crisis partly on foreign backers of its opponents.Myanmar’s Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Minister Aung Naing Oo speaks during

Nordic fund KLP divests from Adani Ports over links to Myanmar military

OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian pension fund KLP is divesting from Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited on the grounds the company’s links with the Myanmar military breach the fund’s responsible investment policy, KLP told Reuters on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: A general view of a container terminal is seen at Mundra

Myanmar coup: Ambassador to UN fired after making three-fingered salute in support of protests

Myanmar’s ambassador to the UN has been fired a day after making a three-fingered salute in support of anti-coup protests – as he called on nations to use “any means necessary” to reverse the military takeover. Kyaw Moe Tun was removed as police arrested hundreds of demonstrators who showed opposition

United States and 'Quad' allies push democracy in Myanmar

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Thursday (Feb 18) called jointly with Australia, India and Japan for strengthening democracy in Asia and reversing Myanmar’s coup as President Joe Biden renewed the so-called “Quad” alliance despite objections from China. In a statement that made no explicit mention of China, the

Myanmar coup: Warning shots fired and dozens arrested as protesters defy military ban on gatherings

Police in Myanmar have fired gunshots into the air and used water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse crowds as the country’s biggest protests in more than a decade continue. Four straight days of demonstrations have raged on after the 1 February military coup and detention of elected civilian leader

Flash floods kill two in Thailand, storm heads for Myanmar

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Flash floods killed at least two people and swept through hundreds of houses in northern Thailand, authorities said after tropical storm Sinlaku dumped heavy rains on 18 provinces over the weekend. Muddy, waist-high waters poured into homes in rural areas on Sunday. Soldiers used small boats to

More bodies to be buried in mass grave after Myanmar jade mine landslide

(Reuters) – Dozens more jade miners killed in a landslide in northern Myanmar will be buried on Saturday, a local official said, after 77 others were interred in a mass grave on Friday following one of the worst mining accidents in the country’s history. More than 170 people, many of

Myanmar charges journalist under terrorism law, blocks news site

Nay Myo Lin, Voice of Myanmar’s chief editor, facing life sentence after publishing interview with rebel Arakan Army. A Myanmar court has charged a journalist who published an interview with the Arakan Army rebel group under a terrorism law, while his website and others reporting on the conflict in the