Karen rebel group calls for unity among all ethnic fighters as seven people are reportedly shot dead in fresh protests against military regime.
"This [the Molotov newsletter] is our response to those who slow down the flow of information –– and that's a threat to us," thirty-year-old Lynn Thant, not his real name, says.
Ten ethnic rebel groups say they "firmly stand with the people" during their online meeting to review nationwide truce that was brokered by ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi's government.
US and Britain impose sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates as security forces are reported to have killed five more protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent.
Hundreds of people imprisoned for protesting last month’s coup were released on Wednesday in the first apparent gesture by the military to try to placate the protest movement sparked by the February 1 toppling of Aung San Suu Kyi's government.
To mark the one-month anniversary of the launch of one of the biggest demonstrations since the coup and a national strike, activists in posts on social media urged people to join a car convoy protest.
At least four more protestors have been killed in different cities by the security forces, bringing the death toll to more than 70 since widespread protests began in the aftermath of last month's coup.
Nine labour organisations have called on "all Myanmar people" to stop work in an effort to reverse the seizure of power by the military, which overthrew the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.
The decision announced on the state television comes a day after the country's envoy to the United Nations Kyaw Moe Tun urged the international body to use "any means necessary" to stop the February 1 military coup.
Myanmar's military has failed to curtail a growing protest movement that wants the coup to end and leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be released.
The deaths of two anti-coup protesters in Mandalay has sparked fresh condemnation from the US and UN of the country's new military regime. Meanwhile Facebook says it had deleted the military's main page for repeated violations of its standards.
“They can shoot a young woman, but they can’t steal the hope and resolve of a determined people,” UN special rapporteur Tom Andrews said after reports of police using deadly force against protesters.
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