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SAC-M: Myanmar Military Targeting Medical Professionals

May 7, 2021

07 April 2021: Medical professionals in Myanmar are being systematically targeted by the Myanmar military with killings, beatings, abductions and enforced disappearances. The Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M) continues to call for ‘three cuts’ against the mili... Read more ►

Job Announcements: Media Assistant and Digital Communications Assistant

May 3, 2021

The Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M) is hiring a part-time Media Assistant and a part-time Digital Communications Assistant. If you are interested in applying for either or both of the roles, please follow the links below to download the Job Description(s).  ... Read more ►

Yanghee Lee: ASEAN must use weekend summit to save Myanmar

April 23, 2021

Yanghee Lee writes in Nikkei Asia Review about how the international community can and must engage with the National Unity Government of Myanmar ASEAN must use weekend summit to save Myanmar Yanghee Lee is a former United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanma... Read more ►

Chris Sidoti speaks to Sky News

April 22, 2021

Chris Sidoti speaks to Sky News about the need for Australia to take stronger action on Myanmar as a close neighbour of ASEAN Follow the link for the full interview: Australia should take stronger steps to condemn Myanmar coup as member of ASEAN | Sky News Australia ... Read more ►

Chris Sidoti: We are waiting on a daily basis for the announcement that a national unity government has been formed

April 13, 2021

Chris Sidoti discusses a list of policy options for Australia to respond to the crisis in Myanmar in The Sydney Morning Herald Trump’s example playing out in Asia, the world has to intervene By Peter Hartcher Political and international editor The generals of ... Read more ►

Chris Sidoti: The Tatmadaw may find itself very quickly overstretched

March 31, 2021

Chris Sidoti comments on the ability of the Tatmadaw to manage multiple conflicts at once in Bloomberg News Ousted Myanmar Parliament Plans National Unity Government By Bloomberg News Myanmar’s parliament, ousted by the military Feb. 1, plans to set up a national unity gov... Read more ►

Chris Sidoti speaks to ABC News

March 31, 2021

Chris Sidoti speaks to ABC News about Adani’s ‘scandalous’ investment in Myanmar with links to the military ... Read more ►

Chris Sidoti: We’ve certainly seen the first signs of mass migration

March 30, 2021

Chris Sidoti warns that people fleeing the Myanmar military has consequences not only for Myanmar’s neighbours but for everybody else as well in The Sydney Morning Herald ‘They’ve started digging bunkers’: Myanmar descends closer to civil war By Chris Barrett Ter... Read more ►