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.
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun's voice cracked with emotion as he spoke out against the military regime that ousted the nation's elected civilian government in a coup.
“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.
Opponents of Myanmar's military coup have vowed to continue non-violent action in the face of bans on big gatherings, night curfews and road closures after the biggest demonstrations in more than a decade.
The UNSC statement, written by the United Kingdom, did not condemn the putsch as envisaged in a first draft during an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
Statement issued in the name of executive members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party says authorities began raiding their offices in Mandalay and other regions and seized documents and laptop computers.
Following a military coup that saw the country's democratically elected leaders arrested, phone and internet connections were disrupted in the main city Yangon and the capital Naypyitaw and some other parts of the country.
The army seized power in a coup on Monday, but the military’s shadow has been influencing the country’s politics for a long time.
After four years in power, the government of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has done little to change the country’s legal framework, the London-based rights organisation said.
Myanmar's gamble to send Suu Kyi to represent the country at the International Court of Justice has backfired.
Court hands out death sentence to gunman and an accomplice involved in planning the killing while two other men involved in the crime received prison sentences. A fifth suspect thought to be the crime's mastermind remains at large.
Suu Kyi was due to give a speech at Sydney's Lowy Institute on Tuesday but the institute said she had been forced to cancel as she was "not feeling well."
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