Poetry also played a prominent role in Burma's struggle for independence against colonial power Britain and the decades of military rule that followed, when scores of writers were locked up as political prisoners.
Myanmar goal-keeper urges team-mates to raise anti-junta salute at FIFA World Cup qualifiers to protest military coup
Kyaw Zin Htet, who opted out of the games in Japan to take a stand against the coup, said his teammates should make a statement while the world is watching.
100 days since Myanmar's military takeover, how the country continues to resist force, fight for democracy
The military takeover of Myanmar early in the morning of 1 February reversed the country's slow climb towards democracy after five decades of army rule. But Myanmar's citizens were not shy about demanding their democracy be restored.
With mobile communications blocked, Facebook banned and nightly internet shutdowns, Myanmar’s mainstream media has come to rely on citizen journalists for videos and news tips
In this paranoid world, the thumping that Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD delivered to the military’s proxy party in November’s elections was easily portrayed as electoral fraud
The prisoners appear to be students detained in early March while demonstrating against the 1 February coup that ousted the democratically-elected government
The Karen National Union, the leading political body for the Karen, for now is shouldering all of the displaced people’s basic needs for food, shelter and security.
Myanmar's garment factory unions urge global brands to denounce military coup, protect workers' jobs
The civil disobedience movement, or CDM as it is known, has included railway workers, truck drivers, hospital, bank employees and many others determined to stifle the economy.
UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said this included 38 people killed on Sunday, the majority in the Hlaing Thayer area of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city
At least 44 protesters were killed on Sunday as security forces cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrations, taking the toll since the coup to more than 120
Myanmar sees fresh violence: Three protesters shot dead; shops and factories shutter amid call for general strike
A live Facebook stream of the incident showed protesters dragging multiple wounded demonstrators away by the arms and legs
Myanmar coup: Six protesters die after security forces open fire; Junta charges 6 journalists for ‘spreading false info, causing fear’
Demonstrations continued across Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, on Wednesday, with protesters using makeshift tyre and barbed wire barricades to block major roads and slow the police
Myanmar coup: Suu Kyi hit with two new charges; accused of inciting public unrest, violating communications laws
The ousted leader was already facing obscure criminal charges for possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies, as well as violating COVID19 restrictions by staging a campaign event during last year's election
Opposing the military coup in his country, Myanmar's UN ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun appealed for the 'strongest' action from the international community
Facebook has also banned military-controlled state and media entities, and ads from military-linked commercial entities.
In their legal filing, the groups said three persons registered with UNHCR and 17 minors, with at least one parent still in Malaysia, were being sent back
Myanmar police file new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi; ousted leader may be held indefinitely without trial
Suu Kyi, who was ousted in a military coup on 1 February, has already been charged with possessing walkie-talkies that were imported without being registered
Joe Biden announces sanctions against Myanmar's military leaders, says coup can't be without consequences
Biden said he has approved a new executive order enabling US to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed the coup, their business interests, as well as close family members
In Yangon, the nation's commercial capital, massive throngs spilled onto the city's main roads, immobilising traffic across the city and dwarfing the previous day's crowds
Labour union and student activists chanted 'Long live Mother Suu' and 'Down with military dictatorship' at a major intersection near Yangon University