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Myanmar actor who backed anti-coup protests arrested as junta hunts 120 celebrities amid crackdown on dissent
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Myanmar actor who backed anti-coup protests arrested as junta hunts 120 celebrities amid crackdown on dissent

Paing Takhon, 24 — a star in both Myanmar and neighbouring Thailand — has been active in the protest movement both in person at rallies and through his massive social media following.

Global condemnation grows after Myanmar security forces open fire on civilians in bloodiest day since coup
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Global condemnation grows after Myanmar security forces open fire on civilians in bloodiest day since coup

The United Nations put Saturday's toll at 107 people, including seven children, but expects it to rise further

Myanmar coup: Protesters resume rallies across country despite 'lethal' open threat from Junta
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Myanmar coup: Protesters resume rallies across country despite 'lethal' open threat from Junta

The Junta had warned the public against a general strike, cautioning protesters against inciting 'riot and anarchy'

Myanmar forces use tear gas, rubber bullets on anti-coup protesters; at least five injured
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Myanmar forces use tear gas, rubber bullets on anti-coup protesters; at least five injured

There were reports of sounds that resembled gunfire, but it was not immediately clear whether it was tear-gas canisters being fired or live bullets

Thailand concludes first general election since 2014 coup; politicians fear junta’s poll rules may result in stalemate
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Thailand concludes first general election since 2014 coup; politicians fear junta’s poll rules may result in stalemate

Thailand began the nail-biting wait to see whether the ruling junta will return to power as a civilian government, or if pro-democracy parties can triumph against the odds, as polls closed in the country's first general election since a 2014 coup

Thailand: Police says 15 suspects detained earlier were not involved in the blasts
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Thailand: Police says 15 suspects detained earlier were not involved in the blasts

A group of 15 suspects detained by the Thai military investigating last week's deadly tourist resort attacks was not involved in the blasts, police said on Friday, adding to confusion surrounding the case

Thailand's govt hits back at critics, calls referendum 'free and fair'
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Thailand's govt hits back at critics, calls referendum 'free and fair'

Responding to the slew of criticism ahead of a constitutional referendum in the country, Thai authorities on Wednesday defended the vote as "free and fair", media reported

Thailand junta uneasy about Pokémon Go craze: Use it wisely, PM warns youngsters
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Thailand junta uneasy about Pokémon Go craze: Use it wisely, PM warns youngsters

Pokemon Go's debut in Thailand has alarmed the country's generals, prompting the kingdom's junta chief to warn youngsters against playing too much and the army to ban the game from barracks.

Thai authorities warn Pokémon GO players against entering polling stations
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Thai authorities warn Pokémon GO players against entering polling stations

Thai authorities on Saturday warned Pokémon Go players against entering polling stations as they search for the cyber creatures when the nation votes on a controversial junta-crafted constitution.

Thailand votes on new Constitution that could dilute democracy, gives more teeth to military
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Thailand votes on new Constitution that could dilute democracy, gives more teeth to military

Thailand on Saturday voted in a referendum on a new constitution that critics say is tailor-made for the military government to stay in control for several years and entrench a new, quasi-democratic system that gives vast powers to appointed officials.

Suu Kyi is Myanmar's state adviser: President Htin Kyaw signs bill despite military opposition
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Suu Kyi is Myanmar's state adviser: President Htin Kyaw signs bill despite military opposition

The bill outlining her advisory role enables Suu Kyi to wield influence over parliament and the cabinet in a position officially called "state counsellor".

Break away from repression of junta rule: Amnesty International tells Suu Kyi govt
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Break away from repression of junta rule: Amnesty International tells Suu Kyi govt

Amnesty International on Thursday urged Aung San Suu Kyi and her party's new government to release all political prisoners when they take office next week, saying it is a historic opportunity for Myanmar to break away from the repression of the former junta rule.

Suu Kyi yet to choose proxy leader as Myanmar decides to announce presidential nominees on 17 March
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Suu Kyi yet to choose proxy leader as Myanmar decides to announce presidential nominees on 17 March

Myanmar will have to wait till mid-March to know who might be its President as speculation swirls over who will serve as proxy for Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar President Thein Sein moves legislature to get more powers for military under NLD govt
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Myanmar President Thein Sein moves legislature to get more powers for military under NLD govt

Myanmar's outgoing army-backed president asked parliament Tuesday to extend the powers of the military-controlled home affairs ministry by giving it control over immigration, officials said.

Thai junta chief says Bangkok bomb blast 'suspect' has been identified
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Thai junta chief says Bangkok bomb blast 'suspect' has been identified

Thailand's junta chief on Tuesday said authorities are hunting a male "suspect" seen on CCTV footage near the scene of a bombing that claimed at least 21 lives in Bangkok.

Thailand leader says mall blasts aimed at discrediting military govt
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Thailand leader says mall blasts aimed at discrediting military govt

Two small bomb explosions outside a major shopping mall in Thailand's capital were aimed at discrediting the military government, the junta leader said Monday.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck's impeachment process begins
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Ousted Thai PM Yingluck's impeachment process begins

Yingluck was removed from office in May, after a court found her guilty of abuse of power.

Thailand's king endorses military leader as PM
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Thailand's king endorses military leader as PM

Prayuth, who is due to retire as the Thailand army chief in September, moved quickly to silence dissent and deployed troops to quell protests in the weeks after the coup.

Thai military begins work on economy, warns against protests
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Thai military begins work on economy, warns against protests

Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had been formally endorsed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej as head of a military council in charge of the country. He warned he would use force if protests flared.

Thailand: King appoints army chief as junta head
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Thailand: King appoints army chief as junta head

Thai army chief said that the country's king had officially endorsed him to run the nation after the armed forces seized power last week.