14 Sep 2021
Civil society calls on UN to Retain Myanmar’s Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s accreditation to the UN, amid fears Myanmar people could be ‘robbed of their rightful voice’ by the military junta
9 Sep 2021
On 9 September 2021, over 60 former and current parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia have signed an open letter to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, urging his administration to take urgent action to support human rights and democracy in Myanmar, and express concern about its stated policy to wait on action by the ASEAN.
4 Aug 2021
Southeast Asian parliamentarians have responded warily to the decision by ASEAN to appoint Brunei’s Foreign Affairs Minister II Erywan Yusof as its special envoy to Myanmar, urging him to take immediate and decisive action to put an end to the military’s bloodshed and chaos.
4 Aug 2021
ASEAN and the international community must provide humanitarian aid to Myanmar, but must not allow the junta to weaponize humanitarian aid to seek legitimacy, said Progressive Voice and FORUM-ASIA.
22 Jun 2021
397 Civil society organizations from Myanmar urge the Group of Seven countries (G7) to take the lead in solving the crisis in Myanmar taking place due to the coup in February instead of the inert ASEAN.
9 Jun 2021
Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) has released a statement saying that their journalist team of 5 are now “safe in a third country”.
8 Jun 2021
417 right groups issued a statement condemning ASEAN's continuous engagement with the Myanmar junta while refusing to hold dialogues with other parties, including the representatives of the National Unity Government (NUG), ethnic leaders, and the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM).
2 Jun 2021
As the ASEAN Secretary-General and a representative of the ASEAN Chair, Brunei, are expected to visit Myanmar this week, parliamentarians across Southeast Asia urge them to hold the military accountable for its blatant disregard of the five-point consensus, and to meet with all major stakeholders in Myanmar, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today.
1 Jun 2021
On 28 May, the public prosecutor filed a case at Chiang Mai Kwaeng Court against 3 journalists of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and their 2 crew for illegally entering Thailand. On the same day, the court approved the indictment and sentenced them to 7 months jail term on a 1-year suspension and a 4,000 baht fine each. The lawyers of the journalist team said that they had confessed and have been taken into the custody of the Immigration Office in Bangkok. The lawyers are negotiating for a release on bail.
21 May 2021
One month since the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting on Myanmar, parliamentarians across Southeast Asia urge the regional bloc to ensure the immediate and effective implementation of the Five-Point Consensus, and to hold the military accountable for its blatant disregard of the agreement.
18 May 2021
In order to eradicate all forms of dictatorship and restore democracy in military-ruled Myanmar, the newly formed National Unity Government (NUG) has called for urgent international recognition and an end to violence before political dialogue.
13 May 2021
The Chiang Mai Provincial Court has postponed the trial of 3 journalists and 2 associates of the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) who were arrested for illegal entry. Civil society has raised concerns over their wellbeing if they are deported.